Called Home: The Roadmap (Vol. 2)

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Patricia is an emerging author/editor/teacher and graduate of Evergreen State College and Goddard College. She has an MFA in creative writing. She received her education later in life. She enjoys the process of fusing fiction and non-fiction with poetry, art, and photography. Patricia is an adopted woman. She is also an adoptive parent. Standing on both sides of the fence continues to be a learning experience. She is of Cherokee-Shawnee, Irish, Welsh and German mix. Her family is multi-cultural. One of her daughter's is African American. Patricia's grandson is Turkish, Egyptian and Native American. Patricia is still in the process of reuniting with siblings, family members and places where her ancestors lived their lives. Patricia firmly believes that healing happens when we reconnect to ourselves, when we are truly heard and when we share our stories. She lives in Washington state. Trace DeMeyer Hentz's memoir ONE SMALL SACRIFICE: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects was a ground-breaking exposé on the systematic removal of American Indian children from their mothers, families and tribes for adoption to non-Indian families and she weaves in her own personal story. Known for her exceptional print interviews with influential Native Americans such as Leonard Peltier and Floyd Red Crow Westerman, DeMeyer-Hentz started research on adoptees in 2004. Her discoveries and research culminated in a fact-filled book she published in 2010, with a second revised edition in 2012. Her adoptee journey takes her around the country, finally meeting her birthfather in 1994 and learning about her Cherokee-Shawnee-Euro ancestry. She is also French Canadian with ancestry from Ottawa and Quebec.

Called Home: The Roadmap (Vol. 2)

Lost Children on the Indian Adoption Projects Book Series

Authored by Patrcia Busbee, Trace L Hentz
Contributions by Suzie Fedorko
Edition: Second Edition

[2nd Ed.] An important contribution to American Indian history told by its own lost children/adult survivors, American Indian and First Nations adoptees and family... Editors Patricia Busbee and Trace L. Hentz are writers and adoptees who reunited with their own lost relatives. From recent news about Baby Veronica, Canada's 60s Scoop, and history such as Operation Papoose, this book examines how Native American adoptees and their families experienced adoption and were exposed to the genocidal policies of governments who created Indian adoption projects. "Adoptees do need a road map and that is what other adoptees have created," Hentz said about this anthology and book series. The second anthology in the Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects Book Series is published by Blue Hand Books in Massachusetts. CALLED HOME offers even more revelations of this hidden history of Indian child removals in North America, their impact on Indian Country and how it impacts the adoptee and their entire family. "We have created a body of work, a roadmap for adoptees coming after us. Governments stole the land and stole children. It's time the world know," Hentz said.

Publication Date:
0692700331 / 9780692700334
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Native American

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