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 literary elite in Europe. Using extensive diaries in conjunction with letters, interviews, and other sources, Bunny McBride reconstructs Molly's story and sheds light on the pressure she and her peers endured in having to act out white stereotypes of the "Indian." Paperback. 287 pages.