Books: Good & Bad Indians

THE ENEMY GODS—Oliver La Farge—Bought on Mifflin ($2.50).

A decade of popular interest in the Indians of the Southwest has produced a general social betterment among the tribesmen, a considerable number of Indian gigolos, a few serious pieces of fiction. Of this fiction the work of Oliver La Farge, notably his Pulitzer Prize-winning Laughing Boy, has stood out as the best, marked by accurate observation, sensitive understanding of the complex Indian psychology, a respect for their cultural dignity. Anthropologist turned writer, an official advisor to the Hopi, a director of the National Association...

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