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The Light in the Forest focuses on the relationship between the Scotch-Irish settlers of western Pennsylvania and the Lenni Lenape...

(The entire section is 318 words.)

Literary Qualities

(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

The Light in the Forest blends historical facts, an understanding of pioneer attitudes, and a Native American viewpoint in a simple...

(The entire section is 403 words.)

Social Sensitivity

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In an attempt to present Native American history and culture in an unbiased fashion, Richter inevitably contradicts the glorious myth of the...

(The entire section is 272 words.)


(Masterpieces of American Literature)

Barnes, Robert J. Conrad Richter. Austin, Tex.: Steck-Vaughn, 1968.

Carpenter, Frederic I. “Conrad Richter’s Pioneers: Reality and Myth.” College English 12 (1950): 77-84.

Cowan, William. “Delaware Vocabulary in the Works of Conrad Richter.” In Papers of the Twenty-ninth Algonquian Conference, edited by David H. Pentland. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1998.

Edwards, Clifford D. Conrad Richter’s Ohio Trilogy. The Hague, Netherlands: Mouton, 1970.

Flanagan, John T. “Conrad Richter: Romancer of the Southwest.” Southwest Review 43 (1958): 189-196.

Gaston, Edwin W., Jr. Conrad Richter. Rev. ed. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1989.

Johnson, David R. Conrad Richter: A Writer’s Life. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2001.

Kohler, Dayton. “Conrad Richter’s Early Americana.” College English 7 (1947): 221-228.

Topics for Discussion

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1. Cuyloga expresses his final estimation of True Son with the words, "Your heart is Indian. Your head is Indian. But your blood is still...

(The entire section is 443 words.)

Ideas for Reports and Papers

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1. True Son's problem is mainly one of identity. Born white and raised as a Native American, he is confused after his short stay with his...

(The entire section is 275 words.)

Related Titles / Adaptations

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A Country of Strangers, a sequel to The Light in the Forest, was published thirteen years later in 1966. In this novel,...

(The entire section is 329 words.)

For Further Reference

(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

Carpenter, Frederic I. "Conrad Richter's Pioneers: Reality and Myth." College English 12 (November 1950): 77-83. After presenting a...

(The entire section is 253 words.)