Native American Songs and Poems

An Anthology

Author: Brian Swann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486112136

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 6939


DIVRich selection of traditional songs and contemporary verse by Seminole, Hopi, Arapaho, Nootka, other Indian writers and poets. Nature, tradition, Indians' role in contemporary society, other topics. /div

Wearing the Morning Star

Native American Song-Poems

Author: Brian Swann

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803293403

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

View: 2370


With Wearing the Morning Star, Brian Swann presents a collection of more than one hundred Native American songs that celebrate the rich and vibrant oral traditions of the Indigenous peoples of North America. These are songs of the earth and the sky, songs of mourning and of love, parts of ceremonies and rites and rituals. Some have familiar themes; others illuminate the complexities and differences of the Native cultures. The collection includes songs of derision and threat, ribald songs, hunting chants, and a song sung by an Inuit about the first airplane he ever saw. ø Swann has provided an authoritative introduction and notes for each selection that place the songs in their cultural contexts. He has reworked the original translations where appropriate to allow the modern reader to appreciate and enjoy these remarkable works and provides a new preface for this Bison Books edition.

Song of the Sky

Versions of Native American Song-poems

Author: Brian Swann,Barry O'Connell

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870238727

Category: Music

Page: 156

View: 3134


A collection of Native American songs and poems, researched and annotated by Brian Swann.

Native American Poetry

Author: George W. Cronyn

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486120988

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

View: 5975


Translated by leading scholars and poets, these ancient and modern songs span tribal traditions — Iroquois, Cherokee, Navajo, Eskimo, and more — offering authentic insights into personal and ceremonial life.

I, the song

classical poetry of native North America

Author: Adolph L. Soens

Publisher: Univ of Utah Pr


Category: Poetry

Page: 302

View: 7113


"I, the Song" is an introduction to the rich and complex classical North American poetry that grew of and reflects Indian life before the European invasion. No generalization can hold true for all the classical poems of North American Indians. They spring from thirty thousand years of experience, five hundred languages and dialects, and ten linguistic groups and general cultures. But the poems from these different cultures and languages belong to poetry unified by similar experiences and a shared continent. Built on early transcriptions of Native American "songs" and arranged by subject, these poems are informed by additional context that enables readers to appreciate more fully their imagery, their cultural basis, and the moment that produced them, They let us look at our continent through the eyes of a wide range of people: poets, hunters, farmers, holy men and women, and children. This poetry achieved its vividness, clarity, and intense emotional power partly because the singers made their poems for active use as well as beauty and also because they made them for singing or chanting, rather than isolated reading. Most strikingly, classical North American Indian poetry brings us flashes of timeless vision and absolute perception: a gulfs wing red over the dawn; snow-capped peaks in the moonlight; a death song. Flowing beneath them is a powerful current: the urge to achieve a selfless attention to the universe and a determination to see and delight in that universe on its own terms.

The New Anthology of American Poetry

Traditions and Revolutions, Beginnings to 1900

Author: Steven Gould Axelrod,Camille Roman,Thomas J. Travisano

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813531625

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 736

View: 2808


A multi-volume collection of American poetry includes Native American songs and lyrics, early European colonial poetry, the classics of the American canon, and a variety of lesser-known poets.

Four ancestors

stories, songs, and poems from Native North America

Author: Joseph Bruchac,S. S. Burrus

Publisher: Bridgewater Books


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 660


A collection of traditional Native American tales celebrating the wonder and mystery of the natural world, arranged under the categories "Fire," "Earth," "Water," and "Air."

On the Road of Stars

Native American Night Poems and Sleep Charms

Author: John Bierhorst

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 9780027097351

Category: Children's poetry, Indian.

Page: 32

View: 5218


A collection of Native American night poems, sleep charms, and other special night songs intended to soothe, heal, bring dreams, or make sleep irresistible.

Encyclopedia of American Poetry

The nineteenth century

Author: Eric L. Haralson,John Hollander

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579580087

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 536

View: 431


First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

When the Rain Sings

Poems by Young Native Americans

Author: National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689822839

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 76

View: 9846


A collection of poems written by young Native Americans, inspired by or matched with photographs of artifacts and people from the National Museum of the American Indian.