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Corbett Mack: The Life of a Northern Paiute
by Michael Hittman
University of Nevada Press, 2013
Paper: 978-0-87417-915-6 | eISBN: 978-0-87417-916-3
Library of Congress Classification E99.P2.M335 2013
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.8974577

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Corbett Mack (1892–1974), was a Northern Paiute of mixed ancestry, caught between Native American and white worlds. A generation before, his tribe had brought forth the prophet Wovoka, whose Ghost Dance swept the Indian world in the 1890s. Mack’s world was a harsh and bitter place after the last Native American uprisings had been brutally crushed; a life of servitude to white farmers and addiction to opium. Hittman uses Mack’s own words to retell his story, an uncompromising account of a traumatized life that typified his generation, yet nonetheless made meaningful through the perseverance of Paiute cultural traditions. 

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