MOLLY SPOTTED ELK, A Penobscot in Paris By Bunny McBride

MOLLY SPOTTED ELK,  A Penobscot in Paris
MOLLY SPOTTED ELK, A Penobscot in Paris
Item# paperback, ISBN 0-8061-2989-1
$19.95

This biography chronicles the extraordinary life of twentieth century performing artist Molly Spotted Elk. Born in 1903 on the Penobscot reservation in Maine, Molly ventured into show business at an early age, performing vaudeville in New York, for royalty and mingling with the literry elite in Europe. Using extensive diaries in conjunction with letters, interviews, and other sources, Bunny McBride reconsrtructs Molly's story and sheds light on the pressure she and her peers endured in having to act out white stereotypes of the "Indian." Paper, 1995, 287pp.