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Yellow Bird : oil, murder, and a woman's search for justice in Indian country
—Murdoch, Sierra Crane, author.
Book
2020
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"When Lissa Yellow Bird was released from prison in 2009, she found her home, the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, transformed by the Bakken oil boom. In her absence, the landscape had been altered beyond recognition, her tribal government swayed by corporate interests, and her community burdened by a surge in violence and addiction. Three years later, when Lissa learned that a young white oil worker, Kristopher 'KC' Clarke, had disappeared from his reservation worksite, she became particularly concerned. No one knew where Clarke had gone, and no one but his mother was actively looking for him. Unfolding like a gritty mystery, Yellow Bird traces Lissa's steps as she obsessively hunts for clues to Clarke's disappearance. She navigates two worlds -- that of her own tribe, changed by its newfound wealth, and that of the non-Native oil workers, down on their luck, who have come to find work on the heels of the economic recession. Her pursuit becomes an effort at redemption -- an atonement for her own crimes and a reckoning with generations of trauma. Yellow Bird is both an exquisitely written, masterfully reported story about a search for justice and a remarkable portrait of a complex woman who is smart, funny, eloquent, compassionate, and -- when it serves her cause -- manipulative. Ultimately, it is a deep examination of the legacy of systematic violence inflicted on a tribal nation and a tale of extraordinary healing"-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
Clarke, Kristopher.
Criminal investigation -- United States -- Citizen participation.
Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (N.D.) -- Social conditions.
Missing persons -- Investigation -- North Dakota -- Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.
Oil industry workers -- North Dakota -- Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.
Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota.
Yellow Bird, Lissa.
ISBN:
9780399589157
0399589155
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
379 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents:
The brightest Yellow Bird
Missing
Oil kings
The great mystery
What good is money if you end up in hell
The flyer
The church
What she broke
Sarah
The search
The gunman
Confessions
Us against the world
The Badlands
The body
Shauna
What they say we loved.
LCCN:
2019022833
Link to PAC
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