By Gerald Robert Vizenor
Based at the unstable factor of the repatriation of local American skeletal is still, CHANCERS follows a bunch of scholar sunlight Dancers who got down to resurrect local is still housed within the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology on the college of California, Berkeley. Possessed through the demonic wiindigoo, a mythic monster, the sun Dancers, in a ugly ritual, sacrifice college and directors linked to the gathering and garage of local is still. The Dancers change kept local skulls with these of the lecturers, and the resurrected Natives develop into the Chancers. The around Dancers, humane and erotic trickster figures, are common competitors of the morbid sun Dancers. The conflict among the 2 teams involves a comic book end at a commencement rite attended via Pocahontas, Phoebe Hearst, Alfred Kroeber, the anthropologist, Ishi, the local who truly lived and labored within the college museum, and many Chancers.
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Blue Welcome was the satire not the source of sacred stories, because too soon she was separated by names, numbers, manners, and scores. She posed with the abusers of native chancers, praised the historical archives of dominance, and honored theories over intuition, dreams, and personal experiences. She was ruled by grammars, not by the sacred stories of mighty blue welcome healers, not by the colors of summer on the river, the presence of the otter woman, or the blue resurrection of native chancers.
Only then could she enter as a solar dancer. She strained to listen, and the cold wind rushed over her body, raised her blonde hair. The ocean waves seethed on the shore nearby. Fine Print burned the note in the fire because it was tied to the fifth arrow, a prime number. The sound of the ocean wavered on the cold concrete in the bunker. Cloud Burst gestured twice in the four directions, and then raised his hands to the sun, shrouded in a haze on the horizon. He brushed his face and chest with smoke from the cedar fire and wailed in the four directions.
He brushed his shoulder and the blue character created a numinous, winter haze in the foyer. Several faculty members on their way to lunch paused to comment on the marvelous, shimmering ruins of the character. Some obscure monogram, said the provost. Audacious graffito, said a medievalist. Quite a labyrinth, said a political scientist. Clearly, the trace of the character is the figure of a shaman, observed a cultural anthropologist. Two historians brushed their shoulders and teased the provost about certain academic shamans on the campus.