I AM NOT RUTH BEEBE HILL and I’ve never been able to read “Hanta Yo” past the first few pages without laughing. Here’s an ASAIL review. Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill – book cover, description, publication history. Ruth Beebe Hill, rugged individual, linguist and hard-working writer, Hill’s epic Indian novel, “Hanta Yo,” 30 years in preparation and
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Ruth Beebe Hill (1913–2015)
In Hill studied at the University of Colorado. In she married Burroughs Reid Hill; together they had one son, Reid. She was first a member of the promotion department at Books and Authors, Inc. Throughout her life she has and continues to lecture at Universities and seminars across yi country.
In addition to her best selling novel Hanta Yo, she was the author of a monthly column for Western Life Magazine, Hill was 66 at the time Hanta Yo was published by Doubledayalthough she began work on the thirty-year project beginning in ho From the time she was young she had a passion for Native Americans. FromHill buried herself in local libraries preparing for her novel. She finally came to the conclusion that library research was not sufficient for her cause and left to travel Native American Reservations.
Her intention was to gain first hand experience in a Native American environment and she spent much of her time, not only speaking with the natives, but observing the land in order to absorb the influence on the culture.
In a Smithsonian article she discussed her experiences and warned: You can count on being turned over-like inquiring anthropologists-to beege biggest liar around. You want a legend?
Hanta Yo: An American Saga
You’ll get a legend. And it’s all crap! Yuha assisted Hill in the discovery of the Native American “soul. The fact that he had been withheld from “white schooling” as a youngster made him a valuable resource in her bebe. He hantq information, some of which had been suppressed for as many as two hundred yeas. Hill’s concern with the elimination and corruption of the Native American culture by the “white” conception of America is the dominant pretext for this story.
Hanta Yo, Hill’s only book, is more a life work than a novel. Her desire produce this text obviously emerged from a sincere passion rather than a desire for success and recognition.
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