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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Book reviews North America's early inhabitants Saturday, Januory 13, 1973 THE UTHBRIOOr HERALD 3 The Voice Of One -By. DR. FRANK S. MORLEY "Indlini of the Northern Plains." 231 pages, 83.95: "In- dians of the Southern Plains. 223 pages, S3. 50, bolh by Wil- liam K. Powers. "Indians of the Great Basin and Plateau. 223 by Francis Haines. "Indians of the IC2 pages, 53.50, by Gordon C. Ealihnn. (Long- man Canada Ltd.) Earl Schenck Miors. General Edi- tor. These four book-type his- tories of the North America tribes chronicle the activities of the western Indians prior to, and the coming of the white man. VOw read one after the other one finds a great deal of repetition, but the books are reasonably wel] researched and full of facts for the yourig reader. The Northern Plains bock is contradictory to the hishly ac- claimed "Bun- My Heart at Wounded Knee" in the accounts of the Little Big Horn battle and the death of Crazy- Horse, but these events, like most Indian history, is open to interpretation by the author. Lfick of historical records and the passing on o! events by word of mouth leads to these discrepancies. The series covers even1 as- pect of the Indians' lives art, buffalo. rrr-.ad their coairotitat'ons :he whiles. The authors break cown tribes. confederacies, bands and clans and study each tribe m thumb- nail sketches. Tne Basin End Plateau hook tends to be more a history rf wars than the other books. AU fo'.ir books contain numerous pictures but the Southwest book has noticeably it-ore than its A.1; sc: c-' four, or evn a: "Crowfoot. Chirf p[ the Blackfeei" hy Hurt A. Demn- ley. (Hurtig Publishfrs. 330 pages. Since the upsurge of interest in the Indian in recent years one of the cryine needs has been for information and his- tories pti the Canadian tribes. II-JEh Dempsey has not only an iniorrr.a'.ive b-." htriviucen reice-s to a Canadian. h'? tri- urrphs ar.d his tiErec'ies A who outlived ail his chil- dren: a man bewildered and tormented by the change his people were going through; man born a Blood but who be- came a chief of the Blackleet; a man who twice saa- smallpojc ennihilale thousands of his peo- ple this man was Crowfoot. In contrast to most Indigns of his lime, Crowfoot had no interest in religion red or white. He must have possesed a sense of humor though or was it stamina? as he had 20 wives, sometimes as many as three or four at a lime Among the numerous Inter- esting segments of the book are tie stones of Crowfoot's name, his many eJtploits as a warrior, and ihe whiskey trad- ing at Fort Whoop-Up. A sketch by famous western artist Fred- derick Remington depict- ing Father Lacombe is included among the numerous illustra- tions Li th's bcok which Demp- sey started compiling back in 1957. DernDsey. director of history at the GlenboT-Alberta Insti- tute of Calgary, has panned not only a fine piece of Canadian history but a suwrb biographv of B great Canadian. This book is highly recommended. "Songs of (he Dream Pro- pie" by James Huston. (l.ontrmsn Canada Ltd., S3 Inti.au and Eskimo songs did not use vord rhymings and their songs were often short and to the point. Some would last all night, with the hypnotic rep- etition entrancing the singers ana" the listener, transporting liiro ir.to a dream world. This collection of Indian and Eskimo sonp, complete with well done illustrations and a locating the areas o! L'-e i-sriou; tribes. a fpr fe co'Jector nf Indian fr-lk 'ere. A nr-vever. may h-2 ie-'t cold by the pnV.less rvvrns. thoush short, have- deep. mean- ings and could apply in today's society. their multiple in- "Run Indian Run" hy Thomas P. Kelley. I Paper- Jacks. Hi pases. This is a shallow account 13 fruitless years thst uncount- able search parties sper.t look- irg for an accused murderer, G'jvan-noot. in the Brit- ish Columbia wilds. The author Bird watching wife "There's B Seal la My Sleeping Bag" by Lyn Han- cock (Collins, 2s: pacts1. Nanjre will be both tertziDed aad diru-essed by this highly readable account of Kcnoock's experiences as- sisri-s her hAisband D2vid in his studies of wildlife along the Pacific coast For several years the Han- pocks have ranged frora their home neer to eagles, catch sea birds fcr 2oos, snoot fi'm for shows, col- lect material for talks and ar- ticles. In this book Kan- cock sorr.e of their ex- perietices and gixs off some good educscon on types wG have s gra.-.d ume rlcanoasiy ihe bosir.g and -trips; others wi'J be confirmed ir. treir reiectior. of ro-.'.chb.g it ul-sen they read the ac- co'.mls of din ar.d discmfort erd-jrixi. kinds a appreciation of the magnificar.ce c: Canada's west coast arii irr.ponar.ce of and managing the v.i'.clife. 1: L5 :o read the w.-y sor.1? sho-M a: The Kancor'ss are ir.ce-.i ;ha: such C.-1-. be persuaded woou; preaching or prohibitio- to use Lbeir guns more intelligently. Seme instances of whe-e this has happened are provided. Perhaps this is the only way to ccpe with the gun problem at present but I'm still hoping (or the when guns ire control- led. G.-eal resuamt is eiercised by Mrs. Hancock in writing about the way U.S. government and oil official attempted to miaimije the consequences of the oil spill at SanLa Bar- b5.-a. California. By simply Lng how sea bi-ds and mam- ma's die from loss oi best when Lbeir waterproofing is destroy- ed by oil she shows bow pa- thetic are the a-gumenis that oil could cot hare killed the wildlife since cis- cliised none Inside Lhe cre- The ti'Je for the book corr.ef from an experience with f-e Hancock's pet seal Sam. Along bL-ds, and an F-stortnier.: of other animals the seii shares the Hancock home and sometimes their ravels. Tnis. is a dandy book. .VI the rc-ple excep: the nameless ls w.-o orr'ered tlie Kan- cxk's off San Miguel, off the Cjliforria co.-si who appear in the took will be hsppy'to be inc'aded. Mrs. Hancock" treats ir.em D. W. does no Involved detective work and simply tells a with dialogue added for more fanci- ful reading. Tne story could be completely told in one short chapter nithout losing anjihine. Also one must question the facts as this is the same man who Tvrole book on the "Rat River Trapper." a book that left many questions in the reader's mind regarding its (actuality. One cannot say the statements about Gun-an-noot are untrue but the reader cer- tainly must question its accur- acy in view o[ the inaccur- acies of the "Trapper" book and the light way in which this book is written. "White Eskimo" by Harold Korwood. (Doubleday Pub- lishers, 228 pages, Set in an era when the mis- sionaries th? Eskimo set- tlemerts of Labrador with an iron hand, this enjoyable nwel spins the sega of Esat; Gilling- rtam. his adventures and mis- adventures. Called a "White Spirit" by lie nauves, Gilling- ham has sr, aura cf -the t-jpe-1-- natural about him, and this mysterious quality puts him In head'to-head conflict wilh strict- German missionary Manfred Kish. ensuing events make for interesting and enjco'able reading. A unique aspect of Lhe book is the two different styles of type fece used. One style is the one readers are used to seeing and this is used by the narra- tor of the tale vvhen dealing wilh present day situations, but when tellinc the story a sharp, clean type face is used uhjch is eiii to read. GARRY ALLISON' Is music a religious menace? Winter's shroud Stimulant to the mind ''In Sickntss and in Health: Reflections on ihp medical p r o f p s s I o n" by F.arle Srarldi, M.n. (McflrlUnd and Slpwarl. 2o2 p.iCP5'. Not ccy is Dr Scar'.ef. cjie of rcost dis'.ii-.puAhixl r.'ecjcal men: !v i- of her iTje ir.te'.leot'jiiis. A r.'an or bror. conter.t :r. tr-.e practice of nievlicino for IV.VT, sake, he has shown a jr 'or: attitude t it his long 'c He is :.t home with the interested n f.r ir, r.vjsic. in t.bo thcatro ir. :Jie re'vinis of travel as :o the in- (.-.iirii: r.-.nil )M: iv.irn c( his Ihotichts. written d'jrirs his re- years, nei-e-aj much about the tr.in. his critvioity for keen ohservn- t on of the human condition "in Mckness and in health There .ire cliapters on aiui lanpi.ice. on lileraoy. (iiso.ist's aixl imatrir.ary. oil living riyiric. The fll his inierest is vast: bis literary rr.rcrinc. his conclusions L'wuphUuI. This u a l-wk for Ihe doclor and the pauent, one hich should not Iw consumed whole, but read perhaps a period ot a hook lo kepp. to about, and to the mind. H, Eleanor, world's first lady "El t an or: The Years Alone" ly Joseph P. Lasn, (W. W. Norton and Company Inc., 36S pages. S11.501. This hook went lo pre's just as the Eleanor Roosevelt wings of the Franklin D Roosevelt Library at Hyde Psrk were he- ir.g opar.ed to tlie public As vL-itors eriter Ihe library- they hail, ore of the presi- dent and sutler of tbe Ne.v Pea! and the ri "rds v.-j'e Eleanor. The two fijrurfs are only were they a team, but a icrm of ecuals. As mar.kiiici staggers into Mr.-. be- cause six1 was J great champ.on o1' the "A Msgiia recall her efforts opposite the HussiariS a: the UN. Then ui her bailies wit- ihe wily Visl-Lr.sky tt'aich how she crows fro.ii Otc belief that the complex but i.ii-o to the thai sss through :hc ienchir.cs of Lfiiin and an.i eh.iefly tiia: of Lenin, that the citizen ssw his and the world, and thai lius ision emiv.xikxl releniiess hostility to ihe Tile her support of iM'.ici is nispr.'in.t: But then, And used v.o- rnan's of io k'low nothi-.ii; of lix' an nf lical file had a mighty clou'. By hrr middle seventies she hsd survived so many family crises srd so much history lh.it noihinp surprised ar.y longer. what ap- iv.'-red In Ix1 disasier fhc liwk with plulasophicsl rlciaehnien'. Ml references sre indexed. ]-ile of lellfrs au'hor went through must fill in? a good section of the files of ihe Frank- lin D. Roosevelt Library. After reading this, one fee's compelled to read '.he Eulbor's earlier book. Eleanor and Franklin. .And possibly skip Frankii. The late Harry S Truman cf her. "she was the Plrst Lady of Lhe "My erect." Helen Kejer wrote Eleanor Roosevelt alter the Universal of Human Riclits was approved by the United Nations Assem- bly .-'ind so it Kletinor: Tne Years Alone a -remendoMS book. OIK to sustain [he now somewhat old-fashioned idea tr.at achievemer.t. real achieve- ment, easy. is by ail the q-jotitur. D.AKCY RICK.AJU3 Citv hall strangled ''A Guide to CIrr Politics" .Ijincs L-oriincr i J sines .ind :i? pages., S5.95, are ioid. is o deveioiimeii; in Lhe real pii-c'.iof, Mr. Lorinier says and veil div- acciv.n' Mimicipsl i-cgulaiions riouTi In the zr.ci fonersl pror.ioie bcsi inicv- PI" the property mdusiry. book. idence fror.i A sparer s and ir, detail lio-.v city hall is firmly in the hands of ihoso who make Urge profit I om e opmcn; of land and tupb density build- in ps Mr. Lorinicr. a 1'nivtrsiij of Toronto plftnninp inslnicioy, says povfrnment viiii people property indusiry property insurance companies, ptvpfriy uivestors, morip.ipe real oslAtp Agents. InuTcrv. iiiMirAnct1 npeni-p. con- eneineers ana" tnii of Toronto. Mr r if skoi-ti- cs! Mlvni: effort Mai or Sykos Tcu-r Pollen of h-.p develop- ers Thc-r cffiirrs .rv serve ratln'r lo pro- Icn.c tl-.e o.-.> ur.iT genuine cf-v. Lon- nii-r Tiiis is an cf !iow Jl is nr.f a h.TJi.'N.vk for reform Vet Mr lonnvr does offer some solution? ?en hellfr informed and heller skilled u hail and miplil join forivs wilJi Ihf Irafle unwn inovomcni. he suCKff.s A loot Ivhinl l.'.c closed doors ruy hsl) t'.llKG IN TYRE Music U a menace in worship 7.'hcn it gels io the ieel rather thar, Lire head. it becomes en end in iLself rather than a means, when it is addressed M. men rather than to Gvd. when it become; the preroga- tive of the choir rather man Lie congrega- tion, or when it fails to set forth ihe cen- tral beliefs of Lhe church and takes its tieme from the periphery. Augustine was moved is, tears by the songs of church and he thought that properly used they a to but he feared musical idolatry and "'j-fcenever it that 1 am more by the sjiging than by Jie thing thai is sung. I admit that have sinr-ed." this reason the CaJ-dnisis abolished i r. e orgaji. musical EIK! the chsj-, at the same time thai vere brinrlng bacl: congregational singirH. tbe an artl-rude much and taken to be a dislike of nusic. SviiSi EaorEier. a most able mj- Ektaa, similarly feared the D.' music in church and thought that music fc- worship should either be or radically transformed. MsniE Luther i-ith AurJs- IJHP aid accomplished 2 of church music. Ke pat hyTans in ihe language of iiie people, tock them o'jt of the o-f the and gg-, s then: z kffdam and sponLaaeiiy ;hfy iad r.o; pos- sessed 2 lie liturgy. He borrowed from the music of John Hus and the Bohemian Brethren, b-j: also fron; popular folk tunes, somethirf v.-fcich ITS also did in slngbg their psairis: Tne famous ''A otu- God is still" is taien from B Grego-ar. vho reiiirDe-j u? afier tba coronaticn of Elizabeth brought back OTO- gregationa; sjngLns 5 dommsai feature at tniir LIQ a mor. effecu1. e Tnus Bishop Je-A'cll remarked. "You tnay r.u'v sometimes a: Psui's cross after the EertMn 6.000 persons. yo'JTjg sna old, of both all singing toget-her and praising Gcri. Since had been com- monly forbidden to E-rig, this Ln itseU was a revolution. Hichard Baxter in a preface said. Godiy families nave still been diiereniiated from the ungodly by openiy singins the praises of God." Queen Kmiii'jfl 'for the comforting o: such that delight in that is tnr lexirirjrg. or ir; the end of commoa E: zn-jrrJng or evening, ir.ay be suag a or sacia-liks u> ihs praise of Aiiighty God. in the bes: son of melody and music that D: Pcce b IKiS in Motu proprio con- cenineo seruiar music and cslled for a return to Gregoria.- chant in cnurc'n .Veverjjelsss in Roman Catholic crjurchei you vvil1 hear hymns sung rji-ilar to ihe Pro'iSTiaEt masner, to Protestants. The c-f menace Prot- estar.t ari Cathclj? alike. Vet the: Lne late Karl L" his sfjc'v h'juz the pictures of CaJ-.-j eouaJ height sad saio -Jar -_hs 1L-51 person he would seek in heaver: be Mozart. His CaJ- cour.ierpar.. Emi] Erunaer, settled fa reui-ecier.t Zurich because of the KJiic. Mis WSJST chat music is a GisuLraiihirit: nark tf European civihxa- For this Cr.-isriar. cburch must uis tie crei- THE UNIVERSITY CF IETHERIDGE APERTURE The multiple-use mvstique LI Dr. Chester B. Beafr, professor of geo- graphy, has bffn iviiJi I" oh ersiiy ol Lethbridge since 1953. He recen ed his BA from Louisiana State University in IMS, his MA from L5L' in ISM. and his PhD from the University of California. Berkeley, in 1SSO. His primary research interest is geomorpholrtgy Ihe Ptndy of land forms but he has a strong sec- ondary interest in resource de- cisions. Albertans, along inti other informed cit- izens the world ever, becc-ms in- creasingly Eware of resource problems. EncouracemeDt of usoonirollsd exploitation o! resources, once aplned to be a acre or less iruniied b'esf- mg. has been rer'.aced bv general pubhc concern over cor.iinueo tior. of what are. in cases. stricUy linvted suprbes of ivailab'.e resources. ConspicucKF an-d measurable lal deteriorario.-, has led to unprecedented on the pan of cit-iezis. and there to be. the beginning of a perception :h2'. we are ir.g to have to Tr.Lke very aecisions ir. Lhe or. lers of and compeunc land-'-ise choices.. However, lurking ir. alia reacy (o be thrus; action ir. sitUiiic-n E ly concept the rorcop: of muluple use, sacred cow of :r. some Quarters and akin to n'.otherhxx: the flag in the minis o: ir. favor o! niuliiple 'use. of prime ministers to :o t-.x indirirVialf across tbe i-voc. things io all niei" aura, thr eonce-pi seenis 1? be. and indeo.-: r to o-or resoi-ve ailac.Tjm pro: probjems arse. v c do is troi 0111 the ..v. difiiciilties v.i.l B-JI will :r.e; r-f n pin s! the same tir.ie. 1 never see.n i: luppenir.c. h-n: u- i; probable that three or riifc: ent ImvJ ILSCS csr' go on i l.h? samp place? Is it likely wh.Rl will really liappon is dominant sircl uses? Lip service le ibe multir. use ideal t' easy wwii.ch lo p-.y, but .1 impariial o! whs' hr.s .iili.n ly laken place in North Amerio.') Isfl eei-iliuy mil rnf.il i.'i.i; i.-i ihe olwiop of one us Ln E situation was mace at a- penss o: o'-btr coapeiLng uses; of conflicting land- Me chmns has rarely been srhieved. Vet, b most instances ;ha-e was DO deliberate evil or nusreprese-vjuo-! OL the pan of Linsf making iiie oecisioas they were simply locked in the grip rf the multiple ice cysiiijae aad hones'Jy be- lieved Lhey were practicing "E'oluple use." In the nert few years. Albenans. through IheL- elected and appointed officials, are pobg to be called Lpon tn make criiicaj decisions regardhg land use in the prov- ince. Specifically, the Environment Coc- Au'Jicciry will soon be holding bearings, beginning in March. 1973, is to land use 03 the eastern slope o: the Rockies and ii the fooLhills; the hearings Ere expected to continue through most erf the year. of the eastern slope and foothills belt are maiy. including at coal, water, tirr.ber. graiing land, and ensring and po'.entiaj recreation areas. Inevitably, we are going to be subjected verbal borr-bardment by ihose with vested interests :r. the several kinds of or this significant part of a-ic. ecjiljy precicubly, ir? art? :o be hea.-.r.g art; resiiag i cres: sborj'. us-e" in is la come. Tne hue and cry the of ,-_- excresfwsy-rs-pe hieh- viy :r.e Va'Jey is oiy me of '.vr.a; a lor.g and emo- tions': ar.d dL'p-j-.a-Jon regarding ouch: :n he v..th ;ne several res-o'j-ccs of ;he areas no: be cnrjec or n.'c1 r.r. o: r' I iano-use decisions can or.'.i if f can-do ihst LI rr-vc D exclusive. t :s maS? to aUc-T cf -_-. a c.ver. -.l-.er. f-r a'.'; purposes :-c -r :rc ana pos- s'l.i '.i.: of ;j--e csme! use mtift be s 'MM riiny of 11; 1... o rvo- V> niu- r.i..r df i'le n.illiple-.ise Ths; ini'ia :..v nv :'or fl ;