The Native America's surrender of the lands they loved to the relentless and deceitful onslaught of the expanding United States is an important story to tell. Lahiri's unusual self-identification as an "Indian from India", helps add to the significance of his perspective. He is passionate and well-researched in recounting the history behind the locations he visited and has a fresh outlook on the often unobserved less-known spots. But he doesn't just dwell on the past but explores current economic issues and offers a glimpse of hope for the downtrodden.
Its a good read and has a few humorous tidbits such as (1) how easy it is to speed in the wide open prairies; (2) the hugeness of American meals; and (3) how strange the tourist town of Dodge City was. Personal encounters with a variety of Native Americans and well-documented detailed history result in a poignant narrative. I'd recommend this book to anyone curious about American Indian history in the Prairie lands and what a solo pilgrimage feels like.
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Red Road Across the Great Plains Paperback – Illustrated, 7 December 2019
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- ISBN-10 : 9353912342
- ISBN-13 : 978-9353912345
- Paperback : 242 pages
- Language: : English
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Chandra Lahiri is an "Indian from India" who lives in the Sultanate of Oman. After many years as a global CEO, he now focuses on his lifelong passion for Native American heritage and the Old West. His wife is a Special Needs Educator in Oman, and his two sons live in the USA. He loves hearing from like-minded readers, at www.dawnvoyager.com
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A personal pilgrimage reveals a poignant perspective on an oft-forgotton saga of American History6 March 2020 - Published on Amazon.com
Powerful Personal Journal into the Past, Present, and Future11 January 2020 - Published on Amazon.com
Lahiri's love and respect for native American culture is obvious from the first page. His personal journal tracing the footsteps of many Plains tribes resounds with authenticity and connection. He unflinchingly recounts the painful history of these proud peoples once white Europeans showed up and offers a hopeful look at the future.
New Perspectives and Deep Insight3 February 2020 - Published on Amazon.com
Lahiri's "Red Road Across the Great Plains" provides interesting interpretation, context and perspective to a significant era in American history. His ability to dissect the key issues and drivers of that time period allow the reader to understand both the top level and more esoteric aspects facing the Native Americans of that region. His story telling is reminiscent of Ken Burns, and his matter of fact voice leaves little room for subjective interpretation of this difficult time period for the Native Americans of the Great American Plains tribe.
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