A Language Older Than Words Character Descriptions

Derrick Jensen
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My Father

A socially respected, wealthy, and deeply religious lawyer who beat and raped his wife and children behind closed doors.

Viktor Frankl

A former prisoner at Auschwitz who concludes that there are only two races of people - decent people and indecent people.

Yanomame Indians

A tribe of Indians, many of whom were shot when they tried to protect their land against mining prospectors in Venezuela.

Jim Nollman

A man who has spent a great deal of his life studying the way animals communicate with each other and with humans.

Jeannette Armstrong

A traditional Okanagan Indian who works as an author, teacher, and philosopher.


The main character and narrator of this book.

My Mother

This character tries to keep her husband from abusing her children by taking the blows herself.


This is a tribe of people in Mayai who have tried to live peacefully, but...

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