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- DescriptionTWO WORLDS: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects is an important contribution to American Indian history. Trace DeMeyer-Hentz and Patricia Cotter-Busbee, the co-editors and adoptees, located other Native adult survivors of adoption and asked them to write a narrative. The adoptees share their unique experience of living in Two Worlds, surviving assimilation via adoption, opening sealed adoption records, and in most cases, a reunion with their tribal relatives. Indigeus identity and historical trauma takes on a whole new meaning in this adoption anthology. This anthology covers the history of Indian child removals in North America, the adoption projects, their impact on Indian Country and how it impacts the adoptee and their families. Since 2004, DeMeyer-Hentz was writing her historical biography One Small Sacrifice: A Memoir. She was contacted by many adoptees after stories were published about her work. More adoptees were found after One Small Sacrifice had its own Facebook page and her blog on American Indian Adoptees was started in 2009. In 2011, Trace was introduced to Patricia and asked her to co-edit the anthology. Two Worlds is the first book to expose in first-person detail the adoption practices that have been going on for years under the guise of caring for destitute Indigeus children. Every reader will be intrigued since very little is kwn or published on this history. As DeMeyer-Hentz writes in the Preface, The only way we change history is to write it ourselves... and the truth shall set us free...
- Author BiographyPatricia Berdan Cotter-Busbee completed her MFA at Goddard College in 2011. Her recent thesis, Remedies, chronicles the lives of five generations of women in her biological and adopted families. It is thinly disguised as fiction. It will be published in 2013. Patricia has been seeking her biological family for as long as she can remember. She is currently working on her second manuscript, 'The Onion Fields.' It is a sequel to Remedies. Her research has taken her from the coal mines in West Virginia to the sacred wells in Kildare, Ireland. Patricia is currently self-employed as a freelance editor and writer. She is also an assemblage/ multimedia artist. Her collection of altars has been shown in Washington state. She continues to explore ways to combine her art with her writing. She is currently in the process of educating herself about Native American culture and figuring out how to walk in both worlds. Trace Hentz DeMeyer's memoir ONE SMALL SACRIFICE is a ground-breaking expose 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 Native Americans like Leonard Peltier, Trace started research on adoptees in 2004. Her work culminated in a fact-filled book she published in 2010 with a revised longer edition in 2012. Her adoptee journey takes her around the country, finally meeting her birthfather in 1994 and learning about her Cherokee-Shawnee ancestry. Trace is former editor of tribal newspapers the Pequot Times in Mashantucket, Conn. and Ojibwe Akiing in Wisconsin. Her chapter on Sac and Fox Olympian Jim Thorpe won critical praise in the 1999 book Olympics at the Millennium (published by Rutgers Press). In 2009, she started her blog about American Indian Adoptees. Her memoir was chosen as Native America Calling's Book of the Month is March 2010. It remains in the top 100 Native American biographies. She lives at the foot of the Berkshire Mountains in Greenfield, Massachusetts with her husband Herb.
- Author(s)Patricia Cotter-Busbee,Trace A Demeyer
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication25/09/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight553 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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