Bloody Mud, Rifle Butts, and Barbed Wire: Transforming the Bataan Death March in Silko's Ceremony

Relates the historical source for Silko's information about the Bataan Death March and discusses some of the changes made in portraying the march. All this was done in an effort to aid the reader in understanding the forces that put the main character, Tayo, in need of the ceremony.
Peter G. Beidler
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American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 28, no. 1, Special Issue on Teaching Leslie Marmon Silkos Ceremony, 2004, pp. 23-33
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Articles -- Scholarly, peer reviewed
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