Fast Cars and Frybread:
Reports from the Rez
Memories of Indian time on the rez
These essays are about fiestas with frybread and beans, storytelling, dancing, snow cones, dogfights, and sometimes human fights. They are about sweat lodges and funerals and the dangers of “commod bod” (obesity caused by eating government surplus food). They are also about puppy love and the love of rock ’n’ roll.
From the game of peon to reminiscences about grandparents, Gordon Johnson captures the spirit of reservation life with the skill of a modern journalist and the sensitivity of one who has lived life on Indian time.