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On The Air

Conger Beasley Jr.

Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson

Catalog Number: 19900316

In environmental essays, novels, and short stories, Conger Beasley Jr. has proven himself "a writer of extraordinary imagination and cunning." Here he reads about the Oglala Sioux piercing ceremony and about the Missouri River; subjects included in his book, Sundancers and River Demons: Essays on Landscape and Ritual.

| Subject Matter: Native American Culture, Landscape | Interview Year: 1990 | Genre: Nonfiction | Awards: Spur Award for Best Nonfiction Contemporary |

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