This semester, our institution received a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council to conduct a series of book discussions: “Let’s Talk About It Oklahoma.” We are reading books by Native-American authors . . .
- Fool’s Crow by James Welch
- Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan
- The Bingo Palace by Louise Erdrich and
- Medicine River by Thomas King
. . . one of the benefits of reading these particular authors is that I’m running across numerous words that will enhance both my vocabulary as well as my cultural awareness. So far I have been able to figure out all of these words merely by the context in which they have been used, but they were new words to me nonetheless.
\ pahr-flesh, pahr-flesh \, noun;