Mourning Dove: Cogewea the Half-Blood: A Depiction of the Great Montana Cattle Range (1111 words)

A young woman—intelligent, beautiful, stubborn—must choose whether to follow her Okanogan way of life, to the degree it is possible to do so, or join the culture of Anglo-Americans. This protagonist, Cogewea, lives in the late 19th early 20th century on the H-B Ranch, a Montana cattle ranch owned by her Anglo brother-in-law and situated on land that belonged to her Native ancestors. Cogewea searches to define her own identity, to establish herself within community, and to find romantic love in a novel that mixes the sentimentality and spectacle of dime novels with the political acumen and passion of a manifesto. Cogewea, The Half-Blood: A Depiction of the Great Montana Cattle Range (1927) was written …

Citation:
Muntz, Lori. "Cogewea the Half-Blood: A Depiction of the Great Montana Cattle Range". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 March 2010
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