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Naked In The Woods: Joseph Knowles & the Legacy of Frontier Fakery

Author: Jim Motavalli.

Naked In The Woods: Joseph Knowles & the Legacy of Frontier Fakery

Author: Jim Motavalli.

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Item #: D33703
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Publication Date: 2008
Publisher: Da Capo
ISBN: 9780786720088
A Navy veteran, a painter, and a friend of the Sioux, 45 year old Joseph Knowles decided to live off the land. From 1913 to 1916, Knowles's dispatches to newspapers—written in charcoal on pieces of birch bark—offered accounts of bear clubbing and quiet contemplation. As Jim Motavalli details, these articles left many readers fearing modernization... More
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A Navy veteran, a painter, and a friend of the Sioux, 45 year old Joseph Knowles decided to live off the land. From 1913 to 1916, Knowles's dispatches to newspapers—written in charcoal on pieces of birch bark—offered accounts of bear clubbing and quiet contemplation. As Jim Motavalli details, these articles left many readers fearing modernization. Part adventure story, part cultural investigation, this narrative asks two fundamental questions: Was Knowles making it up? And why is the answer still so vital to the American psyche?


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