Books by This Author
Pipestone: My Life in an Indian Boarding School
Age Level: Young adult (14-18)
Product Description: Best known as a leader of the Indian takeover of Alcatraz Island in 1969, Adam Fortunate Eagle (Ojibwe) now offers an unforgettable memoir of his years as a young student at Pipestone Indian Boarding School in Minnesota. In this rare firsthand account, Fortunate Eagle lives up to his reputation as a â€œcontrary warriorâ€ by disproving the popular view of Indian boarding schools as bleak and prisonlike. Along the way, he shares anecdotes of dormitory culture, student pranks, and warrior games.