Newe Dreams is a 10-poem cycle by Utah cowboy poet Rod Miller. The poems imagine events surrounding, leading up to, and in the aftermath of the 1863 Bear River Massacre from the perspective of the Shoshoni people.
From the afterword:
“Newe” (New-wah) is one English-language rendering of a name the Shoshoni use for themselves. It means, as do the self-styled names of many groups, “The People.”
Newe Dreams represents an outsider’s imagined ideas of how various individuals from among The People—specifically from the band known as the Northwestern Shoshoni who lived, and still live, in the valleys of the Bear River—might have viewed a changing world through the clouded lens of dreams, nightmares, chimera, visions, reverie. Each dream is triggered by an historic event yet to come.
The limited edition chapbook is hand-sewn, and features a beautiful cover designed by Michele Crail, and hand silk-screened by the Denver Craft Ninjas at Ink Lounge in Denver.
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Rod Miller Newe Dreams Limited Hand-sewn Edition $15.00 +3.00 S&H
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