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By Gerald Robert Vizenor

Situated at the unstable factor of the repatriation of local American skeletal is still, CHANCERS follows a gaggle of pupil sun Dancers who got down to resurrect local continues to be housed within the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology on the college of California, Berkeley. Possessed by way of the demonic wiindigoo, a mythic monster, the sun Dancers, in a grotesque ritual, sacrifice school and directors linked to the gathering and garage of local continues to be. The Dancers substitute kept local skulls with these of the lecturers, and the resurrected Natives develop into the Chancers. The around Dancers, humane and erotic trickster figures, are common rivals of the morbid sunlight Dancers. The struggle among the 2 teams involves a comic book end at a commencement rite attended via Pocahontas, Phoebe Hearst, Alfred Kroeber, the anthropologist, Ishi, the local who truly lived and labored within the collage museum, and many Chancers.

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She wore no disguise by names. The provost, aroused by the birthmark and the sound of her metaphoric names, appointed her the director of native admissions. So, by native names we were distinctive, but we had arrived at the academic turnstile with the same stories as the students, invented by discovery, removal, and reservations, and forever a translation of absence. Sadly, many bright native students became the very aliens of their own stories of victimry. Page 17 My scenes and stories are about the others who created new visions and names in the cities, a tricky sense of native presence and survivance.

For months the solar Page 26 dancers cursed and conspired to resurrect native chancers and remove Four Skins. Shit, man, send that plastic geek on permanent relocation somewhere, shouted Bad Mouth. She was a Miwok and Bedouin crossblood who had earned the most obvious nickname of any native on the campus, and her curses ran straight to the bone. Bad Mouth was a wiindigoo solar dancer of uncommon horrors. Man, plastic geek, said her tetchy brother Knee High. He was always perched right behind his sister, and he mocked her hisses and sneers.

Suddenly, the skewers tore holes in his thick, disfigured chest. The pole shivered, a blurred shadow on the concrete. Blood covered his great belly. Token White, he shouted her name in the four directions, and then she was told to enter the bunker as a wiindigoo warrior and solar dancer. Come home with your new vision, come home to your father the sun, come home to the sacred bunker as a solar dancer. The other solar dancers waited in silence. They were serious to a brutal fault, the mortal ruins of simulated visions in an abandoned artillery bunker.

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