Captures vivid tales of the notorious B Street--seductive playground of the workers who built the Grand Coulee Dam-- written from the author's own personal experience as a young boy who lived there during those construction days, and tells, for the first time, the Indian side of the story.
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: The Grand Coulee1. Moccasin Telegraph2. The Town Hall3. Family Planning4. B Street5. Working Stiffs6. Pretty Ladies7. Woo Dip8. Show Business9. The China Man10. Ceremony of TearsEpilogueResources
Lawney L. Reyes is the author of White Grizzly Bear's Legacy: Learning to be Indian and Bernie Whitebear: An Urban Indian's Quest for Justice.
"This book offers a nice counterpart to drier stories of
reclamation and is a quick read that would be suitable in classes
on Native Studies, memory, biography, and history."
"[Reyes] grieves for the tranquil and nature-bound culture of the Indian village but relates, in the voice of an excited child, his delight at watching life in a rip-roaring Western boomtown that everyone knew was temporary."
"B Street is ultimately a profound testimony to the history and culture of the Indians whose way of life was overwhelmed with change through the creation of the Grand Coulee Dam. Highly recommended."