Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan
It is common knowledge that the discovery of oil in Oklahoma in the 1920s made many American Indians fabulously - and newly - rich. What is hardly known at all is that this same newfound wealth spurred a vicious campaign of fraud, intimidation, and murder on the part of white businessmen, officers of the law, and their henchmen, eager to despoil these Native Americans of their property, their rights, and their lives. Drawing on extensive historical research as well as her own considerable and acknowledged gifts as a poet, Linda Hogan has written a haunting epic about that violent episode and the unique, deeply human people who were made its victims and who, in startling ways, survived.
Condition: Like New (slight edge wear)
Dustjacket: Like New (slight scuffing)
Publisher: Atheneum, 1990. First edition.
ISBN 13: 9780689121012