New York: Delacorte, 1976. First Edition. First Printing Octavo (21cm); white cloth covered boards titled in gilt on the spine; brown endpapers; dustjacket; 216pp.; spine ends are pushed; former owner's name on the front free endpaper; faint soil at rear; Very Good+ or better. The dustjacket is unclipped (priced $7.95) with minor rubbing to the top edge; Near Fine.
"This autobiographical story of Forrest Carters boyhood illuminates tha almost mystical communion between Indian and his land- a feeling that goes far beyond what we call ecology." (from the dustjacket)
"Whether or not Carter wrote The Education of Little Tree from his actual childhood memories of his Cherokee uncle and grandparents has been disputed. Carter had been an active participant in several white supremacist organizations, including the Ku Klux Klan and the White Citizens' Council. He was also a speechwriter for Alabama governor George Wallace, for whom he allegedly wrote Wallace's famous line "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."... in 1970 he ran for governor... on a White supremacist platform, finishing fourth among the seven candidates listed on the Democratic Party ballot. In the years following his active political engagement, Carter left Alabama, changed his name, and began his second career as an author, taking care to conceal his background." (from Wikipedia).