Stickman with: Ephemera. John Trudell.
Stickman with: Ephemera
Stickman with: Ephemera
Stickman with: Ephemera
Stickman with: Ephemera

Stickman with: Ephemera

ISBN: 0962511986
New York, NY: Inanout Press, 1994. First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by John Trudell to Thomas Rain Crowe. A collection of "poems, lyrics, talks/ a conversation" (subtitle) by John Trudell (1946-2015), the great Native American writer, musician & actor. Trudell was first renowned as an activist, especially as the spokesperson for the Native American tribes' famous takeover of Alcatraz Island during 1969-1971. After a devastating personal tragedy in which his pregnant wife & all his children were killed in a (as he insisted) suspicious fire, Trudell devoted himself to literature, music & film. This volume gathers poems, lyrics & epigrams from his prolific output; as well as a lengthy interview-conversation conducted by Paola Igliori, an Italian-born writer who also designed & edited this book. With repeated illustration of the "Stickman" on front cover & throughout by Leona Lone Dog; & many photographs of Trudell along with vintage images of Native American groups & artifacts. Front flap with laudatory blurbs by music & film celebrities including Kris Kristofferson, who writes: "John Trudell is a crazy lone wolf. Poet, prophet, preacher, warrior full of pain and fun and laughter and love...He is a reality check. Justice is a fire that burns inside him. His spirit cries out for it. It makes him dangerous." On the first page with quote from Albert Ward, a Mic Mac Elder ("When your brother falls behind/ you don't leave him there/ you wait for him to catch up"), Trudell has hand-written & signed: "Thomas/ Peace to you/ we continue/ (signed) John Trudell." "Thomas" is Thomas Rain Crowe, the acclaimed poet & publisher who was at the center of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance during the 1970s (see our book, Starting from San Francisco, item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075). Crowe was born & raised in rural Appalachian North Carolina, where he returned & continues to live, & has been highly influenced by Native American culture & mentors- indeed, he changed his birth surname of Dawson to Rain Crowe as a gesture of inspiration towards Native Americans & their environment. Trade-format softcover original with cover flaps & sewn binding, first edition as stated on copyright page. Loosely included is a card with a Trudell quote & facsimile signature, issued by a different publisher. An outstanding Trudell collectible with very significant association & provenance. Book in fine condition with mild rubbing to front, back covers & spine; mild-to-moderate wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; light spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only mild rubbing to inner covers & endpapers (the result of residue from black flaps); miniscule bumps at corners of some page leaves. Ephemera in very fine, substantially mint condition on card stock with text on recto only. Fine. [Item #3688]

Price: $100.00