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The Resource Yellow Bird : oil, murder, and a woman's search for justice in Indian country, by Sierra Crane Murdoch

Yellow Bird : oil, murder, and a woman's search for justice in Indian country, by Sierra Crane Murdoch

Label
Yellow Bird : oil, murder, and a woman's search for justice in Indian country
Title
Yellow Bird
Title remainder
oil, murder, and a woman's search for justice in Indian country
Statement of responsibility
by Sierra Crane Murdoch
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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LBSOR/DLC
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Murdoch, Sierra Crane
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6762.U5
LC item number
M78 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yellow Bird, Lissa
  • Clarke, Kristopher
  • Missing persons
  • Criminal investigation
  • Oil industry workers
  • Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota
  • Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (N.D.)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Label
Yellow Bird : oil, murder, and a woman's search for justice in Indian country, by Sierra Crane Murdoch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-375)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1102796143
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9780399589157
Lccn
2019022833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102796143
Label
Yellow Bird : oil, murder, and a woman's search for justice in Indian country, by Sierra Crane Murdoch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-375)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1102796143
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9780399589157
Lccn
2019022833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102796143

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