San Antonio: Naylor, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. 211pp. Octavo [21.7cm]. Yellow cloth-covered boards with red lettering. Minor bumping to the extremities of the spine. Age toning on the front and back inside flaps. Very good / Very good -. Item #58356
Through the pages of "Red Moon Called Me" walk some of the most colorful figured encountered by any one schoolteacher; they are, for that matter, prismatic figures by any standard. It is at once apparent that Miss Golden, as she began her teaching life in the early 1900's in the Government Indian Service, was a dedicated instructress - one who regarded her Indian pupils as little people rather than issues of a once-savage race. With sure deftness, the author has caught the varied atmospheres of the schools in which she taught and has brought into vigorous being her coworkers, acquaintances and wards. Complete with a large section of illustrations, "Red Moon" gives deep inspiration to the problems of the present-day Red Man and gives credible explanation of the whys and wherefores of his having reached his contemporary status. "Red Moon" may well be termed a humanized portrayal of a people's economic station. Miss Golden's book contains no suggestion of repudiation or condescension, but only an obviously deep desire to create in her small Indians a propensity, through education and by example, for a higher level of life. For lively, volatile reading, coupled with worthiness of purpose, Gertrude Golden's recording of her working life is recommended for youth and adult alike. -- From dust jacket flaps.