Oliver La Farge

Oliver La Farge was an American writer and anthropologist, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel 'Laughing Boy' which depicted Native American life. He was also an advocate for Native American rights and served as president of the Association on American Indian Affairs.


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  1. 1. Laughing Boy

    "Laughing Boy" is a novel set in the early 20th century that explores the life of a young Navajo man who falls in love with a beautiful, educated woman from his tribe. The narrative delves into their relationship, the clash of traditional and modern cultures, and the struggle for identity amidst societal changes. The story portrays the protagonist's journey towards self-discovery and his struggle to reconcile his love for the woman with his commitment to his tribe's customs and traditions.

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