The Way of the Buffalo

by Paul Butler



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/8/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 368
ISBN : 9781480895256
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 368
ISBN : 9781480895270
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 368
ISBN : 9781480895263

About the Book

In America’s sixties and seventies, Jack is working in a minimum-security prison for young men when he meets Marlon—and Marlon has a story to tell. Spared the horrors of a hardened adult prison, he is forced to accept his current situation while telling Jack a bit about himself.

He and his friends ill advisedly stole a car and rolled it along while drinking. Their theft concluded in an accident. People got hurt, and Marlon fled. The next morning, though, the reservation police arrived at his home and arrested him, which is how he ends up talking to Jack.

Marlon’s reservation houses about two thousand American Indians. By day, his neighbors are all for peace and love; at night, when they get drunk, violence spreads. It’s a horrible way to live, forcing Marlon to struggle with his identity while fighting racial inequality. The Way of the Buffalo offers a fictionalized inside look at this tumultuous age of flower power through the eyes of a Native American youth who can’t find meaning in a crazy world.

About the Author

Paul Butler started his career as a substitute teacher in Chicago. He was also a corrections officer and eventually helped youth find jobs working in manufacturing in the Chicago suburbs. He attended the inauguration of John F. Kennedy. He uses the phrase, "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country" as his life compass.