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Ugnance for anything approaching fairness justice or service using this as a workable allegory to usa euro trash in general and the history of north america and indians since 1492 author northrup uses humor and tradition to poke the beast and inform readers Dirty Copper by Jim Northrup is a first read win and om given my honest opinion Luke Warmwater is a Native American who happens to be a Vietnam Marine Veteran He return to the reservation
a construction in Ohio His parents live in Sawyer on the res He s offered a job as deputy for construction job in Ohio His parents live in Sawyer on the res He s offered a job as deputy for County which he accepts He s the first native American and there is much prejudice He starts as jailer which books the prisoners checks on them and mans the radio He s sent to school in Duluth with three other recruits He finished first in his class Then he moves to a city in Waukeken where he meets a fellow Marine Vietnam Veteran They are paired together for the graveyard shift They are offered bribes and watch their fellow cops thievery and get disgusted with policeworks Northrup tells a uniue story This should be enjoyed by man. As #he becomes a deputy sheriff on the Rez and sees firsthand the war raging below the appearance # becomes a deputy sheriff on the Rez and sees firsthand the war raging below the appearance peace.
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plot the tempo Intelligent and thoughtful look into the life of a Native American Vietnam Veteran who can never leavethe tempo Intelligent and thoughtful look into the life of a Native American Vietnam Veteran who can never leave war behind as he struggles to make his way in a very bigoted world as a count Northrup s an Anishinaabe Vietnam veteran best known for his newspaper column and short stories about life on and around the reservation He gave an absolutely spell binding keynote at LZ Lambeau the welcome home event for Vietnam vets sponsored seven or eight ears ago by the Green Bay Packers the Wisconsin native nations and Wisconsin Public TVradio This novel incorporates aspects of Anishinaabe life vet experience of flashbacks and bad dreams and slice of life style sections on the protagonist s life in law enforcement in Minnesota and Illinois It s told in a relaxed story teller s style When Northrup turns it into of a c anishnaabe vietnam vet returns to usa and his reservation and becomes a cop then gets job with county mounties then city cops this story deftly points out the black hearth of dirty cops and their typical rep. S he returns to the Reservation after serving in Vietnam Once again Luke is torn between duty and morality. This is the story of Luke #Warmwater an Anishinaabe and former marine Vietnam Nam vet Or is this Jim Northrup s Vietnam # an Anishinaabe and former marine Vietnam Nam vet Or is this Jim Northrup s Vietnam story implanted into character Luke Warmwater In either case we follow Luke from his return to the Rez in his role as Deputy in Carleton County near Duluth
to becoming a police officer in a very corrupt force in Waukegan Illinois to an interesting role asbecoming a police officer in a very corrupt force in Waukegan Illinois to an interesting role as in the Waukegan Public Defender s Office On the Rez the white people hated him because he was Native American and the Native Americans hated him because he was a cop a dirty copper they said Nam hallucinations dreams still haunt
him as he tries to carry on andas he tries to carry on and a normal life Luke eventually learns he was meant to serve the Rez and returns to help his community Written totally devoid of emotion and complication Matter of fact at every turn in the life and death of those around him Very thoughtfully but simplistically written I wanted to read something by Jim Northrup because he s considered an insightful writer of Ojibwe life I guess I m going to have to read another one maybe I ll like Dirty Copper the preuel to Walking the Rez Road tells the story of Luke Warmwater an Anishinaabe soldier ,