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This is the story of Luke Warmwater an Anishinaabe and former marine Vietnam Nam vet Or is this Jim Northrup s Vietnam Nam story implanted into character Luke Warmwater In either case we follow Luke from his return to the Rez in his role as Deputy in Carleton County near Duluth to becoming a police officer in a very corrupt force in Waukegan Illinois to an interesting role as investigator in the Waukegan Public Defender s Office On the Rez the white people hated him because he was Native American and the Native Americans hated him because he was a cop a dirty copper they said Nam hallucinations dreams still haunt him as he tries to carry on and The scarecrow live a normalife Luke eventually Elizabeth Cady Stanton learns he was meant to serve the Rez and return I wanted to read something by Jim Northrup because he s considered an insightful writer of Ojibweife I guess I m going to have to read another one maybe I l ike it better This book was just flat the characters the plot the tempo Intelligent and thoughtful The Doll and Her Friends (1893) look into theife of a Native American Vietnam Veteran who can never eave the war behind as he struggles to make his way in a very bi. Dirty Copper the preuel to Walking the Rez Road tells the story of Luke Warmwater an Anishinaabe soldier
Goted world as a county sheriff and then small city cop Vignettes of ife and the people he works alongside of Nightbane World Book One learning that the only people who truly have his back in police work are fellow Marine veterans Engaging and thoughtful Northrup s an Anishinaabe Vietnam veteran best known for his newspaper column and short stories aboutife on and around the reservation He gave an absolutely spell binding keynote at LZ Lambeau the welcome home event for Vietnam vets sponsored seven or eight years ago by the Green Bay Packers the Wisconsin native nations and Wisconsin Public TVradio This novel incorporates aspects of Anishinaabe The All New Jonah Twist life vet experience of flashbacks and bad dreams and slice ofife style sections on the protagonist s ife in aw enforcement in Minnesota and Illinois It s told in a relaxed story teller s style When Northrup turns it into of a conventional novel it feels a bit strained but it s a good read from a writer who s than paid his dues anishnaabe vietnam vet returns to usa and his reservation and becomes a cop then gets job with county mounties then city cops this story deftly points out the black hea. S he returns to the Reservation after serving in Vietnam Once again Luke is torn between duty and morality.
Rth of dirty cops and their typical repugnance for anything approaching fairness justice or service using this as a workable allegory to usa euro trash in general and the history of north america and indians since 1492 author northrup uses humor and tradition to poke the beast and inform readers Dirty Copper by Jim Northrup is a first read win and om given my honest opinion Luke Warmwater is a Native American who happens to be a Vietnam Marine Veteran He return to the reservation from a construction job in Ohio His parents ive in Sawyer on the res He s offered a job as deputy for Carlton County which he accepts He s the first native American and there is much prejudice He starts as jailer which books the prisoners checks on them and mans the radio He s sent to school in Duluth with three other recruits He finished first in his class Then he moves to a city in Waukeken where he meets a fellow Marine Vietnam Veteran They are paired together for the graveyard shift They are offered bribes and watch their fellow cops thievery and get disgusted with policeworks Northrup tells a uniue story This should be enjoyed by many. As he becomes a deputy sheriff on the Rez and sees firsthand the war raging below the appearance of peace.
Jim Northrup was a Native American columnist author poet and playwright