American Indian Stories Legends and Other Writings

A thought-provoking collection of searing prose from a Sioux woman that covers race, identity, assimilation, and perceptions of Native American culture Zitkala-Sa wrestled with the conflicting influences of American Indian and white culture ...

Author: Zitkala-Sa

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101157312

Category: Literary Collections

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A thought-provoking collection of searing prose from a Sioux woman that covers race, identity, assimilation, and perceptions of Native American culture Zitkala-Sa wrestled with the conflicting influences of American Indian and white culture throughout her life. Raised on a Sioux reservation, she was educated at boarding schools that enforced assimilation and was witness to major events in white-Indian relations in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Tapping her troubled personal history, Zitkala-Sa created stories that illuminate the tragedy and complexity of the American Indian experience. In evocative prose laced with political savvy, she forces new thinking about the perceptions, assumptions, and customs of both Sioux and white cultures and raises issues of assimilation, identity, and race relations that remain compelling today.
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Zitkala Sa

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Author: David Gerald

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ISBN: 9798520218586

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In 1883, Sarah Winnemucca, a Paiute Indian from western Nevada, penned Life among the Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims. Winnemucca was an activist for reservation conditions, the problems of federal policy toward Indians, and corruption in the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Fowler in Winnemucca 3). Catherine S. Fowler asserts that Winnemucca's work in one of the first, "if not the first" published Native American autobiography written by a woman. (Fowler in Winnemucca 3). Twenty-odd years later, Zitkala-Sa began to have her short fiction and autobiographical stories printed in the likes of Harper's and the Atlantic Monthly. Instead of one book, Zitkala-Sa's autobiography first appeared as a serial in Harper's (Zitkala-Sa xviii). Though the critics here sited, along with many others, have placed these women's writings under the genre umbrella of autobiography, and though my reading reveals that there are many ways that these life writings fundamentally differ from autobiography's genre conventions. My study of the literature of Native Americans suggests that Native people have appropriated aspects of Euroamerican culture and literacy in order to serve their own purposes as a matter of survivance. Keywords: zitkala-sa zitkala-sa, american indian stories zitkala-sa, american indian stories, legends, and other writings zitkala-sa. american indian stories. isbn 0142437093 zitkala-sa, american indian stories
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Native American Indian Stories SPARKS from WAR EAGLE s LODGE FIRE

Native American Indian Stories, SPARKS FROM WAR EAGLE'S LODGE-FIRE Indian Why Stories (Myths, Legends, and Other Writings) with Illustrations By Frank Bird Linderman.

Author: Frank Bird Linderman

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1477651373

Category: Fiction

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Native American Indian Stories, SPARKS FROM WAR EAGLE'S LODGE-FIRE Indian Why Stories (Myths, Legends, and Other Writings) with Illustrations By Frank Bird Linderman. CONTENTS WHY THE CHIPMUNK'S BACK IS STRIPED HOW THE DUCKS GOT THEIR FINE FEATHERS WHY THE KINGFISHER ALWAYS WEARS A WAR-BONNET WHY THE CURLEW'S BILL IS LONG AND CROOKED OLD-MAN REMAKES THE WORLD WHY BLACKFEET NEVER KILL MICE HOW THE OTTER SKIN BECAME GREAT MEDICINE OLD-MAN STEALS THE SUN'S LEGGINGS OLD-MAN AND HIS CONSCIENCE OLD-MAN'S TREACHERY WHY THE NIGHT-HAWK'S WINGS ARE BEAUTIFUL WHY THE MOUNTAIN-LION IS LONG AND LEAN THE FIRE-LEGGINGS THE MOON AND THE GREAT SNAKE WHY THE DEER HAS NO GALL WHY INDIANS WHIP THE BUFFALO-BERRIES FROM THE BUSHES OLD-MAN AND THE FOX WHY THE BIRCH-TREE WEARS THE SLASHES IN ITS BARK MISTAKES OF OLD-MAN HOW THE MAN FOUND HIS MATE DREAMS RETROSPECTION
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Muses Mistresses and Mates

Studies in American Indian Literature: Critical Essays and Course Designs. New York: The Modern Languages Association of ... In American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings by Zitkala-Sa New York: Penguin Classics. xi-xxxv.

Author: Izabella Penier

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443879378

Category: Artistic collaboration

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The Muse is one of the oldest archetypes in human civilization, and, in the past, was a representation of an idealized woman - blessed with beauty and creativity and exerting irresistible attraction for many a man. Nowadays, in the wake of feminism, the idea of the Muse seems a bit obsolete, quaint or downright sexist, and is said to enhance a vicious stereotype of the creative, productive and active man and the passive, submissive and docile woman. However, this book shows that this, in fa ...
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The Western Captive and Other Indian Stories

Marie,) During Thirty Years' residence among the indians in the interior of north america. London: Baldwin & Cradock, 1830. ... 1921. american indian stories, Legends, and Other Writings. ed. Cathy n. davidson and ada norris. new York: ...

Author: Elizabeth Oakes Smith

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770485501

Category: Fiction

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This edition recovers Elizabeth Oakes Smith’s successful 1842 novel The Western Captive; or, The Times of Tecumseh and includes many of Oakes Smith’s other writings about Native Americans, including short stories, legends, and autobiographical and biographical sketches. The Western Captive portrays the Shawnee leader as an American hero and the white heroine’s spiritual soulmate; in contrast to the later popular legend of Tecumseh’s rejected marriage proposal to a white woman, Margaret, the “captive” of the title, returns Tecumseh’s love and embraces life apart from white society. These texts are accompanied by selections from Oakes Smith’s Woman and Her Needs and her unpublished autobiography, from contemporary captivity narratives and biographies of William Henry Harrison depicting the Shawnee, and from writings by her colleagues Jane Johnston Schoolcraft and Henry Rowe Schoolcraft.
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American Indian Nonfiction

American Indian Stories . Washington , D.C .: Hayworth Press , 1921. Reprinted Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press , 2003 . American Indian Stories , Legends , and Other Writings , Edited by Cathy N. Davidson and Ada Norris .

Author: Bernd Peyer

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806137983

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 401

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A survey of two centuries of Indian political writings
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The Poetics of Sovereignty in American Literature 1885 1910

6s 66 67 68 69 >—1 IO II I2 See, for example, Zitkala-Sa, “Bureaucracy versus Democracy,” American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings, ed. Cathy Davidson and Ada Norris (New York: Penguin Books, 2003), 245—6.

Author: Andrew Hebard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107028067

Category: History

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The book examines trends in American literature and sheds new light on the legal history of race relations during the Progressive Era.
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The Western Captive and Other Indian Stories

This edition recovers Elizabeth Oakes Smith’s successful 1842 novel The Western Captive; or, The Times of Tecumseh and includes many of Oakes Smith’s other writings about Native Americans, including short stories, legends, and ...

Author: Elizabeth Oakes Smith

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781460405109

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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This edition recovers Elizabeth Oakes Smith’s successful 1842 novel The Western Captive; or, The Times of Tecumseh and includes many of Oakes Smith’s other writings about Native Americans, including short stories, legends, and autobiographical and biographical sketches. The Western Captive portrays the Shawnee leader as an American hero and the white heroine’s spiritual soulmate; in contrast to the later popular legend of Tecumseh’s rejected marriage proposal to a white woman, Margaret, the “captive” of the title, returns Tecumseh’s love and embraces life apart from white society. These texts are accompanied by selections from Oakes Smith’s Woman and Her Needs and her unpublished autobiography, from contemporary captivity narratives and biographies of William Henry Harrison depicting the Shawnee, and from writings by her colleagues Jane Johnston Schoolcraft and Henry Rowe Schoolcraft.
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The Trouble with White Women

Dexter Fisher, “Foreword,” in American Indian Stories, by Zitkala-Ša (Lincoln, NE: Bison Books, 1985); Cathy Davidson and Ada Norris, eds., “Introduction,” in American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings, by Zitkala-Ša (New ...

Author: Kyla Schuller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781645036883

Category: History

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An incisive history of self-serving white feminists and the inspiring women who’ve continually defied them Women including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Margaret Sanger, and Sheryl Sandberg are commonly celebrated as leaders of feminism. Yet they have fought for the few, not the many. As award-winning scholar Kyla Schuller argues, their white feminist politics dispossess the most marginalized to liberate themselves. In The Trouble with White Women, Schuller brings to life the two-hundred-year counter history of Black, Indigenous, Latina, poor, queer, and trans women pushing back against white feminists and uniting to dismantle systemic injustice. These feminist heroes such as Frances Harper, Harriet Jacobs, and Pauli Murray have created an anti-racist feminism for all. But we don’t speak their names and we don’t know their legacies. Unaware of these intersectional leaders, feminists have been led down the same dead-end alleys generation after generation, often working within the structures of racism, capitalism, homophobia, and transphobia rather than against them. Building a more just feminist politics for today requires a reawakening, a return to the movement’s genuine vanguards and visionaries. Their compelling stories, campaigns, and conflicts reveal the true potential of feminist liberation. The Trouble with White Women gives feminists today the tools to fight for the flourishing of all.
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American Niceness

Zitkala-Sa, “Side by Side” (1896), in American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings, ed. Cathy Davidson and Ada Norris (New York: Penguin, 2003), 223. 6. Donald E. Green, The Politics of Indian Removal: Creek Government and ...

Author: Carrie Tirado Bramen

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674976498

Category: History

Page: 368

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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Epigraphs -- Contents -- Introduction: American Niceness and the Democratic Personality -- 1. Indian Giving and the Dangers of Hospitality -- 2. Southern Niceness and the Slave's Smile -- 3. The Christology of Niceness -- 4. Feminine Niceness -- 5. The Likable Empire from Plymouth Rock to the Philippines -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
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American Myths Legends and Tall Tales An Encyclopedia of American Folklore 3 volumes

An Encyclopedia of American Folklore (3 Volumes) Christopher R. Fee, Jeffrey B. Webb ... American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings, edited by Cathy N. Davidson and Ada Norris. New York: Penguin Books. Zitkala-Ša. 2007.

Author: Christopher R. Fee

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610695688

Category: Social Science

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A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research
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Citizen Indians

Native American Intellectuals, Race, and Reform Lucy Maddox ... American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings (New York: Penguin, 2003) and Doreen Rappaport, The Flight of Red Bird: The Life of Zitkala-Sa (New York: Dial, 1997).

Author: Lucy Maddox

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501728396

Category: History

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By the 1890s, white Americans were avid consumers of American Indian cultures. At heavily scripted Wild West shows, Chautauquas, civic pageants, expositions, and fairs, American Indians were most often cast as victims, noble remnants of a vanishing race, or docile candidates for complete assimilation. However, as Lucy Maddox demonstrates in Citizen Indians, some prominent Indian intellectuals of the era—including Gertrude Bonnin, Charles Eastman, and Arthur C. Parker—were able to adapt and reshape the forms of public performance as one means of entering the national conversation and as a core strategy in the pan-tribal reform efforts that paralleled other Progressive-era reform movements. Maddox examines the work of American Indian intellectuals and reformers in the context of the Society of American Indians, which brought together educated, professional Indians in a period when the "Indian question" loomed large. These thinkers belonged to the first generation of middle-class American Indians more concerned with racial categories and civil rights than with the status of individual tribes. They confronted acute crises: the imposition of land allotments, the abrogation of the treaty process, the removal of Indian children to boarding schools, and the continuing denial of birthright citizenship to Indians that maintained their status as wards of the state. By adapting forms of public discourse and performance already familiar to white audiences, Maddox argues, American Indian reformers could more effectively pursue self-representation and political autonomy.
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Red Bird Sings

The Story of Zitkala-Ša, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist Gina Capaldi, Q. L. Pearce. In 1926, she founded the National ... Zitkala- Sa: American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Parker, John H., and Ruth Ann Parker.

Author: Gina Capaldi

Publisher: Carolrhoda Books ®

ISBN: 9781467738132

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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"I remember the day I lost my spirit." So begins the story of Gertrude Simmons, also known as Zitkala-Ša, which means Red Bird. Born in 1876 on the Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota, Zitkala-Ša willingly left her home at age eight to go to a boarding school in Indiana. But she soon found herself caught between two worlds—white and Native American. At school she missed her mother and her traditional life, but Zitkala-Ša found joy in music classes. "My wounded spirit soared like a bird as I practiced the piano and violin," she wrote. Her talent grew, and when she graduated, she became a music teacher, composer, and performer. Zitkala-Ša found she could also "sing" to help her people by writing stories and giving speeches. As an adult, she worked as an activist for Native American rights, seeking to build a bridge between cultures. The coauthors tell Zitkala-Ša’s life by weaving together pieces from her own stories. The artist's acrylic illustrations and collages of photos and primary source documents round out the vivid portrait of Zitkala-Ša, a frightened child whose spirit "would rise again, stronger and wiser for the wounds it had suffered."
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Red Bird Red Power

See Cathy N. Davidson and Ada Norris, eds., introduction to American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings (New York: Penguin Books, 2003), xi–xxxv, for an account of ZitkalaŠa's life and achievements. For information on the GFWC, ...

Author: Tadeusz Lewandowski

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806155159

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Red Bird, Red Power tells the story of one of the most influential—and controversial—American Indian activists of the twentieth century. Zitkala-Ša (1876–1938), also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was a highly gifted writer, editor, and musician who dedicated her life to achieving justice for Native peoples. Here, Tadeusz Lewandowski offers the first full-scale biography of the woman whose passionate commitment to improving the lives of her people propelled her to the forefront of Progressive-era reform movements. Lewandowski draws on a vast array of sources, including previously unpublished letters and diaries, to recount Zitkala-Ša’s unique life journey. Her story begins on the Dakota plains, where she was born to a Yankton Sioux mother and a white father. Zitkala-Ša, whose name translates as “Red Bird” in English, left home at age eight to attend a Quaker boarding school, eventually working as a teacher at Carlisle Indian Industrial School. By her early twenties, she was the toast of East Coast literary society. Her short stories for the Atlantic Monthly (1900) are, to this day, the focus of scholarly analysis and debate. In collaboration with William F. Hanson, she wrote the libretto and songs for the innovative Sun Dance Opera (1913). And yet, as Lewandowski demonstrates, Zitkala-Ša’s successes could not fill the void of her lost cultural heritage, nor dampen her fury toward the Euro-American establishment that had robbed her people of their land. In 1926, she founded the National Council of American Indians with the aim of redressing American Indian grievances. Zitkala-Ša’s complex identity has made her an intriguing—if elusive—subject for scholars. In Lewandowski’s sensitive interpretation, she emerges as a multifaceted human being whose work entailed constant negotiation. In the end, Lewandowski argues, Zitkala-Ša’s achievements distinguish her as a forerunner of the Red Power movement and an important agent of change.
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Dakota Philosopher

L Charles A. Eastman, “The Indian's Plea for Freedom,” American Indian Magazine 6.4 (Winter 1919): 163. m Eastman, “Indian's Plea for Freedom,” 163, 164. A Zitkala-Sa, American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings, ed.

Author: David Martinez

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society

ISBN: 0873517318

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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A Companion to the American Short Story

Disorderly Conduct: Visions of Gender in Victorian America. New York: Oxford University ... Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction, 1790–1860. ... Zitkala-Ša: American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings.

Author: Alfred Bendixen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119685647

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Companion to the American Short Story traces the development of this versatile literary genre over the past 200 years. Sets the short story in context, paying attention to the interaction of cultural forces and aesthetic principles Contributes to the ongoing redefinition of the American canon, with close attention to the achievements of women writers as well as such important genres as the ghost story and detective fiction Embraces diverse traditions including African-American, Jewish-American, Latino, Native-American, and regional short story writing Includes a section focused on specific authors and texts, from Edgar Allen Poe to John Updike
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Gale Researcher Guide for Rethinking Naturalism through the Writings of Zitkala a Gertrude Simmons Bonnin

American Narratives: Multiethnic Writing in the Age of Realism. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2007. Zitkala-Ša. American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings. Edited by Cathy N. Davidson and Ada Norris.

Author: Kelly Clasen

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781535848473

Category: Study Aids

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Gale Researcher Guide for: Rethinking Naturalism through the Writings of Zitkala-Ša (Gertrude Simmons Bonnin) is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.
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Ex changes

“A Warrior's Daughter.” In American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings, ed. Ada Norris and Cathy N. Davidson, 132-140. New York: Penguin Books. —. 2003. “Impressions of an Indian Childhood.” In American Indian Stories, Legends, ...

Author: Katarzyna Więckowska

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443846448

Category: Literary Criticism

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Ex-changes: Comparative Studies in British and American Cultures is a collection of articles exploring a variety of cultural texts – such as fiction, film, drama, poetry, and critical thought – in order to present the on-going transfer of ideas and processes of complementation that characterise cultural (re)production. The analyses gathered in the volume document the shifting ways of thinking about individual identity and social formations, describe the mobility of definitions of gender and nationality, and address the changing relations between various genres and disciplines through adaptation and re-writing. All of these preoccupations can be located within the broad domain of Comparative Studies, drawing comparisons across time, space, societies, cultures, genres, media and disciplines. The scope of the themes covered by the essays comprising this volume not only confirms the significance of comparative studies in contemporary cultural research, but also testifies to the validity of comparative methods, both in individual critical analysis and the writing process. Beneath the well-defined divisions of comparative studies in their inter-disciplinary preoccupations, such as comparisons involved in translation, adaptation, cross-cultural studies or relationships between various arts, this volume exposes to what extent individual cultural texts are founded on comparative structures and concepts, conceptualised through analogies, changes and internal splits.
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Rethinking the Puerto Rican Movement

In The New Warriors: Native American Leaders Since 1900, edited by R. David Edmunds. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2001. Zitkala Sa. American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings. New York: Penguin Books, 2003.

Author: Lorrin R Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351678735

Category: History

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First Published in 2017. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
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The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature

Light Writing & Life Writing: Photography in Autobiography. ... Beard, Laura J. Acts of Narrative Resistance: Women's Autobiographical Writings in the Americas. ... American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings.

Author: James H. Cox

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199914036

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book explores Indigenous American literature and the development of an inter- and trans-Indigenous orientation in Native American and Indigenous literary studies. Drawing on the perspectives of scholars in the field, it seeks to reconcile tribal nation specificity, Indigenous literary nationalism, and trans-Indigenous methodologies as necessary components of post-Renaissance Native American and Indigenous literary studies. It looks at the work of Renaissance writers, including Louise Erdrich’s Tracks (1988) and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Sacred Water (1993), along with novels by S. Alice Callahan and John Milton Oskison. It also discusses Indigenous poetics and Salt Publishing’s Earthworks series, focusing on poets of the Renaissance in conversation with emerging writers. Furthermore, it introduces contemporary readers to many American Indian writers from the seventeenth to the first half of the nineteenth century, from Captain Joseph Johnson and Ben Uncas to Samson Occom, Samuel Ashpo, Henry Quaquaquid, Joseph Brant, Hendrick Aupaumut, Sarah Simon, Mary Occom, and Elijah Wimpey. The book examines Inuit literature in Inuktitut, bilingual Mexicanoh and Spanish poetry, and literature in Indian Territory, Nunavut, the Huasteca, Yucatán, and the Great Lakes region. It considers Indigenous literatures north of the Medicine Line, particularly francophone writing by Indigenous authors in Quebec. Other issues tackled by the book include racial and blood identities that continue to divide Indigenous nations and communities, as well as the role of colleges and universities in the development of Indigenous literary studies.[Oxford Handbooks].
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