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The Resource Somebody always singing you, Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees

Somebody always singing you, Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees

Label
Somebody always singing you
Title
Somebody always singing you
Statement of responsibility
Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • As the child of African American and Native American parents, Kaylynn TwoTrees grew up hearing herself called "half breed" and "mixed blood," terms which now, after many transforming experiences, have positive and powerful meanings for her. This book spanning the first fifty years of her life is the account of her extraordinary journey into an understanding of her rich and complex heritage. Her poignant, honest memoir tells of her birth to a Lakota father from a South Dakota reservation and a black mother from an urban neighborhood in Des Moines. She spent summers during her early childhood visiting the Pine Ridge reservation. Her grandmother's teachings from those days sustained her throughout the subsequent years
  • After the murder of her mother, Kaylynn was adopted by her black grandparents, who had worked to achieve a middle-class life. She was later sent to a Roman Catholic boarding school where she was the only person of color. After she gave birth to a baby girl, whom she released to the care of relatives, she set out on her own. The ensuing journey took her from Chicago to a life in Europe, where she lived for several years as a dancer and a manager of dance companies. Returning to the United States, she lived first in New York and then in the Southwest, where she has spent recent years absorbed by a study of the landscape and the indigenous cultures and by performances and workshops
  • In this candid account of self-discovery she details a life journey filled with both exhilarating and painful moments and an understanding of the diverse strands of her multi-cultural identity. Always carrying with her the love and the lessons from her Indian grandmother and many others, she has come to understand the value of her multiple heritages
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
TwoTrees, Kaylynn Sullivan
Dewey number
  • 973/.04043
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E99.T34
LC item number
A3 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lakota Indians
  • African Americans
  • Racially mixed people
  • Lakota Indians
  • TwoTrees, Kaylynn Sullivan
Label
Somebody always singing you, Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35784327
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9780878059812
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96044080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Somebody always singing you, Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35784327
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9780878059812
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96044080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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