Native American Humor

Author: James R. Aswell

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ISBN: UOM:39015003837062

Category: American wit and humor

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Indi n Humor

Drawing on history, psychology, folklore, linguistics, anthropology, and the arts, this book challenges "wooden Indian" stereotypes to redefine negative attitudes and humorless approaches to Native American peoples.

Author: Kenneth Lincoln

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195068870

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 387

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Drawing on history, psychology, folklore, linguistics, anthropology, and the arts, this book challenges "wooden Indian" stereotypes to redefine negative attitudes and humorless approaches to Native American peoples. Moving from tribal culture to interethnic literature, Lincoln explores such topics as the traditional Trickster of origin myths, historical ironies, Euroamericans "playing Indian," feminist Indian humor at home, contemporary painters and playwrights reinventing Coyote, popular mixed-blood music, and Red English. Lincoln turns to the texts of Native American authors including Louise Erdrich, James Welch, and N. Scott Momaday, to illustrate the rich tradition of Native American humor: a tradition that evolved as the result of and has survived in spite of a history of unconscionable suffering and sadness during the course of which ninety-seven percent of the native populations were destroyed. A study of the literary humor of poets like Paula Gunn Allen, Diane Burns, and Linda Hogan provides further evidence of the importance of the role of humor in Native American culture. Indi'n Humor documents and interprets the contexts of laughter among Native Americans, as they see and are seen by the rest of the world. The study comes to focus comically on the poets, visual artists, playwrights, and novelists who make up the cultural renaissance of the past twenty years. Focusing on ethnic humor, from jokes in bars and powwows, to intercultural politics, to literature, Indi'n Humor will enlighten and entertain readers interested in Native American culture, as well as scholars of Amen can and Ethnic Studies, and humor theorists.
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Native American Humor

Studies the changing attitudes of writers and readers toward the humorous treatment of native characters in nineteenth-century comic literature. Bibliogs

Author: Walter Blair

Publisher: Harpercollins College Division

ISBN: UOM:39015001501793

Category: American literature

Page: 565

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Studies the changing attitudes of writers and readers toward the humorous treatment of native characters in nineteenth-century comic literature. Bibliogs
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We Had a Little Real Estate Problem

The account begins in the late 1880s, when Native Americans were forced to tour in wild west shows as an alternative to prison. (One modern comedian said it was as “if a Guantanamo detainee suddenly had to appear on X-Factor.”) This is ...

Author: Kliph Nesteroff

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781982103033

Category: Humor

Page: 336

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From Kliph Nesteroff, “the human encyclopedia of comedy” (VICE), comes the important and underappreciated story of Native Americans and comedy. It was one of the most reliable jokes in Charlie Hill’s stand-up routine: “My people are from Wisconsin. We used to be from New York. We had a little real estate problem.” In We Had a Little Real Estate Problem, acclaimed comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff focuses on one of comedy’s most significant and little-known stories: how, despite having been denied representation in the entertainment industry, Native Americans have influenced and advanced the art form. The account begins in the late 1880s, when Native Americans were forced to tour in wild west shows as an alternative to prison. (One modern comedian said it was as “if a Guantanamo detainee suddenly had to appear on X-Factor.”) This is followed by a detailed look at the life and work of seminal figures such as Cherokee humorist Will Rogers and Hill, who in the 1970s was the first Native American comedian to appear The Tonight Show. Also profiled are several contemporary comedians, including Jonny Roberts, a social worker from the Red Lake Nation who drives five hours to the closest comedy club to pursue his stand-up dreams; Kiowa-Apache comic Adrianne Chalepah, who formed the touring group the Native Ladies of Comedy; and the 1491s, a sketch troupe whose satire is smashing stereotypes to critical acclaim. As Ryan Red Corn, the Osage member of the 1491s, says: “The American narrative dictates that Indians are supposed to be sad. It’s not really true and it’s not indicative of the community experience itself…Laughter and joy is very much a part of Native culture.” Featuring dozens of original interviews and the exhaustive research that is Nesteroff’s trademark, We Had a Little Real Estate Problem is a powerful tribute to a neglected legacy.
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Hozho Walking in Beauty

A treasury of Native American short stories captures the spirit, humor, and reality of the culture, exploring themes such as invisibility, transcendence, the oral traditions, and the roles of humor and irony in Indian culture, in works by ...

Author: Paula Gunn Allen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: UOM:39015053475854

Category: Humor

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A treasury of Native American short stories captures the spirit, humor, and reality of the culture, exploring themes such as invisibility, transcendence, the oral traditions, and the roles of humor and irony in Indian culture, in works by CAren Wallace, Sulieman Allen, Charles Eastman, LeAnne Howe, Vickie Sears, and others. Original.
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Humor in Contemporary Native North American Literature

This book will be of interest to scholars and students of Native Studies both literary and cultural. Due to its encompassing approach, it will also provide a point of entry for the wider readership interested in contemporary Native writing.

Author: Eva Gruber

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571132570

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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Encompassing view of humor in recent Native North American literature, with particular focus on Native self-image and identity.
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The New England Tradition of Native American Humor

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Author: Cameron C. Nickels

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ISBN: MINN:319510014355410

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Essays on American Humor

His Native American Humor ( American Book Company , 1937 ) was a collection of the same comic pieces that later got translated for The Mirth of a Nation ...

Author: Walter Blair

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299136248

Category: Humor

Page: 298

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Walter Blair was the literary scholar who almost single-handedly gave the study of American humor significance in the academic world. By categorizing the writings of American literary humorists into such diverse styles as the Old Southwest, Local Color, and Literary Comedian humor -- each having serious social import--Blair abolished the notion that they were all practicing the same kind of intellectual irreverence. Moving through more than six decades of Walter Blair's works, Essays on American Humor: Blair through the Ages provides a comprehensive introduction to the discipline he developed. Hamlin Hill has selected and ordered this collection to show the scope of Blair's expertise, which encompasses the careers of tall-tale characters like Baron Munchausen as well as the achievements of such real-life humorists as E. B. White. The pieces range in time from Blair's introduction to the 1928 edition of Julia A. Moore's poetry to his 1989 introduction to a work commemorating Davy Crockett's two-hundredth anniversary. Historical and biographical essays, source-and-influence studies, and analyses of texts constitute the bulk of the book. An entire section is devoted to discourses on Mark Twain, Blair's major subject.
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Laughter in the Americas

There is a gap in research about Native American humor.

Author: Joshua Samuel Davis

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ISBN: OCLC:1239741292

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There is a gap in research about Native American humor. An integral part of Native life, it exists within Native American literature. This study is an attempt to narrow down the definition of Native American humor by including Gerald Vizenor's rhetorical terms, which are often involved in Native American literature. Through the examination of three Native American novels, Almanac of the Dead, Bearheart, and Green Grass, Running Water, this study reveals how pervasive humor, survivance, manifest manners, and terminal creeds are in Native American literature.
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Native American and First Nations Humor

Besides, for Native Americans, humor is a necessary part of existence, conversations, and survival strategies. Thus, King follows these conventions.

Author: Vibha Vasi

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781647839550

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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“Humor is introduced into the new-born Native American or First Nations’ life as a ceremony… King’s stories show that there are other helpers of humor, like the trickster and the coyote, who play important roles in teaching and transforming through laughter.” - Native American and First Nations Humor Native American and First Nations Humor is a complete study of Thomas King’s humor and its basis in the oral traditions of the Native American and First Nations tribes. In this book, while analyzing the humor in the writings of Thomas King, the author explores the funny, wise, and helpful trickster of the Native American tradition. Yes, students of literature will find the book illuminating, but the general reader, too, will be informed by these interpretations written in an easy style. For those new to the subject, the book has introductory sections on Native American and First Nations’ history, the current realities, and the oral traditional belief system. The author pairs the insights on Native humor with familiar devices of humor, like the parody and irony. Here’s a rare look at laughter.
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