Bidwell Ghost Summary
Louise Erdrich

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Bidwell Ghost Summary

"Bidwell Ghost" is an example of Erdrich's use of myth or legend in her poetry, a practice which is a firmly rooted tradition in her Chippewa heritage. It's difficult to tell what "Bidwell Ghost" is a reference to¬ópossibly a family name or the name of a small town in Minnesota, the state where Erdrich was raised. Included in the collection Baptism of Desire in 1989, this poem recounts the myth of an orchard...

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