Corbett Mack: The Life of a Northern Paiute by Michael Hittman

By Michael Hittman

Corbett Mack (1892–1974), used to be a Northern Paiute of combined ancestry, stuck among local American and white worlds. A iteration prior to, his tribe had introduced forth the prophet Wovoka, whose Ghost Dance swept the Indian international within the Nineties. Mack’s global used to be a harsh and sour position after the final local American uprisings were brutally beaten; a lifetime of servitude to white farmers and dependancy to opium. Hittman makes use of Mack’s personal phrases to retell his tale, an uncompromising account of a traumatized lifestyles that typified his iteration, but still made significant throughout the perseverance of Paiute cultural traditions. 

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And sometime we have to stay outside there all night long! Then after a little while I guess he change his mind. Get to be good again, look around for us .... , at a nomogwet] like that and wanna kill 'em! " What he's always sayin' to my mom. And so I'm afraid of him all the time. Big fellow, you know, Big Mack; and he's handlin' a gun. I'm little, then .... But my grandma, she's not afraid of him. No, sir! Tell him to go ahead and shoot. 'Cause my grandma, she don't like Big Mack. No, sir! Don't talk to her dogona 'a [son-in-law] too much, on account what he's doin' all the time.

I'm little, then .... But my grandma, she's not afraid of him. No, sir! Tell him to go ahead and shoot. 'Cause my grandma, she don't like Big Mack. No, sir! Don't talk to her dogona 'a [son-in-law] too much, on account what he's doin' all the time. Yes, sir! Bad Old Man, that one. But he won't be mean to them other taivo. No, sir! Only wanna kill my real father. And so my mom, she tell Bill Douglass what Big Mack's doin', sayin'. And that other fellow, he go to Dayton. Leave this valley and get that other job up there.

Cause he can't talk good. Anyway, that's how my grandfather get his name ... Poogooga 'yoo 'Horseman'. On account him bein' a horse man. And you see how he die? By his own gun! Yes, sir! His own grandson do that to him! 'Cause my grandfather, he lose his mind in that war-khaishooname 'yoo 'not in his own head'. Don't doctor nobody right no more after that. No, sir! Not like he's supposed to be doin', anyway.... Witch everybody! Bad doc- Corbett Mack 36 tor! And so A-peema 'a, he shoot him the back the head-with my grandfather's own gun!

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