American Indian Literature and the Southwest

American Indian Literature and the Southwest

Drawing on a wide range of cultural productions including novels, films, paintings, comic strips, and historical studies, this groundbreaking book explores the Southwest as both a real and a culturally constructed site of migration and ...

Author: Eric Gary Anderson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292783935

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

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Culture-to-culture encounters between "natives" and "aliens" have gone on for centuries in the American Southwest—among American Indian tribes, between American Indians and Euro-Americans, and even, according to some, between humans and extraterrestrials at Roswell, New Mexico. Drawing on a wide range of cultural productions including novels, films, paintings, comic strips, and historical studies, this groundbreaking book explores the Southwest as both a real and a culturally constructed site of migration and encounter, in which the very identities of "alien" and "native" shift with each act of travel. Eric Anderson pursues his inquiry through an unprecedented range of cultural texts. These include the Roswell spacecraft myths, Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead, Wendy Rose's poetry, the outlaw narratives of Billy the Kid, Apache autobiographies by Geronimo and Jason Betzinez, paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe, New West history by Patricia Nelson Limerick, Frank Norris' McTeague, Mary Austin's The Land of Little Rain, Sarah Winnemucca's Life Among the Piutes, Willa Cather's The Professor's House, George Herriman's modernist comic strip Krazy Kat, and A. A. Carr's Navajo-vampire novel Eye Killers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Southwestern American Indian Literature

Southwestern American Indian Literature

American Indian Studies WAS Southwestern American Indian Literature : In the
Classroom and Beyond addresses several challenges that teaching
Southwestern American Indian literature presents , and suggests innovative ways
of teaching ...

Author: Conrad Shumaker

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820463442

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 118

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Southwestern American Indian Literature: In the Classroom and Beyond addresses several challenges that teaching Southwestern American Indian literature presents, and suggests innovative ways of teaching the material. Drawing on the author's experiences teaching literature - both in the classroom and in the canyons of the Southwest - the book covers works ranging from the famous (Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony) to the underappreciated (George Webb's A Pima Remembers). One chapter discusses teaching Sherman Alexie's Smoke Signals along with Silko's «Yellow Woman» as world literature; another functions as a guide to organizing a travel seminar that will enable students to experience American Indian literature and culture in potentially life-changing ways. This book provides a practical approach to the teaching of Southwestern American Indian literature without simplifying its inherent challenges.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Southwestern American Literature

Southwestern American Literature

To think of the Indians as our Vietnamese , or vice versa , is a pretty good
example . $ NOTES 1O ' Brien was born in ... Penguin , 1991 . 1 - 25 . Route 66 ,
John Steinbeck , and American Indian Literature Southwestern American
Literature 15.

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ISBN: UCSC:32106019582763

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Handbook of Native American Literature

Handbook of Native American Literature

Collects essays on the oral literatures of Native Americans, covering revitalization movements, myth and religion, and humor in Native American culture While the ethnographic and ethnohistorical literature of Native Americans is voluminous ...

Author: Andrew Wiget

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 081532586X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 598

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Collects essays on the oral literatures of Native Americans, covering revitalization movements, myth and religion, and humor in Native American culture
Categories: Literary Criticism

Writing the Southwest

Writing the Southwest

For What It Is : An Interview with Luci Tapahonso . ” Sun Tracks : An American
Indian Literature Series 15 . Bruchac , Joseph , ed . Survival This Way : Interviews
with American Indian Poets . Tucson : University of Arizona Press , 1987 . 271 -
85 ...

Author: David King Dunaway

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826323375

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 269

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The accompanying CD provides excerpts from the interviews with the authors.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Southwest

The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Southwest

"A terrific guide for the novice that offers a wealth of valuable information. This book is academic, yet written in an approachable style.

Author: Trudy Griffin-Pierce

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231127901

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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"A terrific guide for the novice that offers a wealth of valuable information. This book is academic, yet written in an approachable style. Maureen T. Schwarz, author of Blood and Voice: The Life Courses of Navajo Women Ceremonial Practitioners The Columbia Guide to American Indians History and Culture Also Includte: The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Lorella Fowler The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Southeast Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green A major work on the history and culture of Southwest Indians, The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Southwest tells a remarkable story of cultural continuity in the face of migration, displacement, violence, and loss. The Native peoples of the American Southwest are a unique group, for while the arrival of Europeans forced many Native Americans to leave their land behind, those who lived in the Southwest held their ground. Many still reside in their ancestral homes, and their oral histories, social practices, and material artifacts provide revelatory insight into the history of the region and the country as a whole. Trudy Griffin-Pierce incorporates her lifelong passion for the people of the Southwest, especially the Navajo, into an absorbing narrative of pre-and postcontact Native experiences. She finds that, even though the policies of the U.S. government were meant to promote assimilation. Native peoples formed their own response to outside pressures, choosing to adapt rather than submit to external change. Griflin-Pierce provides a chronology of instances that have shaped present-day conditions in the region, as well as an extensive glossary of significant people, places, and events. Setting a precedent for ethical scholarship, she describes different methods for researching the Southwest and cites sources for further archaeological and comparative study. Completing the volume is a selection of key primary documents, literary works, films, Internet resources, and contact information for each Native community, enabling a more thorough investigation into specific tribes and nations.
Categories: Social Science

Myth and Environment in Recent Southwestern Literature

Myth and Environment in Recent Southwestern Literature

Storied Voices in Native American Texts: Harry Robinson, Thomas King, James
Welch and Leslie Marmon Silko. New York: Routledge. Print. ... Multicultural
Literatures through Feminist/ Poststructuralist Lenses. Ed. Barbara Frey Waxman.

Author: Theda Wrede

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739184967

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 191

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Myth and Environment in Recent Southwestern Literature challenges readers’ understanding of where the mythic Southwest and ecological consciousness meet. The book establishes conceptual connections between literature, ecocriticism, and feminist, postcolonial, and psychoanalytic theory to recover the creative imagination in redemptive figurations of the Southwest that may help foster environmental responsibility.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Studies in American Indian Literatures

Studies in American Indian Literatures

Her articles have appeared in the Northwest Review , Southwest American
Literature , and American Indian Quarterly . chelleye L . Crow , of Comanche ,
Choctaw , and Cherokee descent , took her EdD from Baylor University in
curriculum and ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105133489653

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

Factionalism in Three Southwestern American Indian Communities

Factionalism in Three Southwestern American Indian Communities

The second part of the thesis will be devoted to an investigation of the current
literature on three Southwestern American Indian communities , communities in
which factionalism ( variously defined ) has been a notable factor in the
mechanisms ...

Author: Malcolm McFee

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010554637

Category: Acculturation

Page: 308

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Categories: Acculturation

Newsletter of the Association for Study of American Indian Literatures

Newsletter of the Association for Study of American Indian Literatures

Association for Study of American Indian Literatures (U.S.). graphs and
illustrations . Annual index in Winter issue . La Confluencia : A Journal for Culture
, Connections , Choices in Today ' s Southwest , co . ed . Patricia D ' Andrea and
Susan ...

Author: Association for Study of American Indian Literatures (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007483014

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

American Indian Culture and Research Journal

American Indian Culture and Research Journal

Wisconsin developed nationalist movements that were similar and whether
Native nationalism is ever anything but a ... of Studies in American Indian
Literatures ( 1998 ) and the commemorative issue of Southwestern American
Literature ...

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ISBN: WISC:89082369679

Category: Electronic journals

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Categories: Electronic journals

Native North American Literature

Native North American Literature

From American Indian Literatures : An Introduction , Bibliographic Review , and
Selected Bibliography . ... From " Earthy Relations , Carnal Knowledge :
Southwestern American Indian Women Writers and Landscape , " in The Desert
Is No ...

Author: Janet Witalec

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Gale Research

ISBN: UOM:49015003023604

Category: Social Science

Page: 706

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Provides biographical and critical information on Native American writers and orators from North America covering more than seventy-five literary figures from a score of tribal cultures, and includes commentary on Native oral traditions such as stories, myths, and songs.
Categories: Social Science

Western American Literature

Western American Literature

American Indian Quarterly Edited by Amanda J. Cobb - Greetham A forum for
diverse voices and perspectives ... 800-826-8911 me , eller mient Th de ne it
ATM TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY PRESS Southwestern American Literature We ...

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ISBN: WISC:89101618031

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

Native American Writers of the United States

Native American Writers of the United States

American Indian Literature : Current Condition and Suggested Research , ”
American Indian Culture and Research Journal ... Earthy Relations , Carnal
Knowledge : Southwestern American Indian Writers and Landscape , ” in The
Desert is No ...

Author: Layman

Publisher: Detroit, MI : Gale Research

ISBN: UOM:49015003019255

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 414

View: 570

Contains forty-three alphabetically arranged essays that provide biographical and critical information about Indian authors from throughout history--most of whom live or lived in the U.S. and who wrote or write primarily in English-who have made significant contributions to the body of Native American literature.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

American Indian Languages

American Indian Languages

Authors Silver and Miller demonstrate the complexity and diversity of these languages while dispelling popular misconceptions.

Author: Shirley Silver

Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106013974016

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 433

View: 198

Authors Silver and Miller demonstrate the complexity and diversity of these languages while dispelling popular misconceptions. Their text reveals the linguistic richness of languages found throughout the Americas, emphasizing those located in the western United States and Mexico while drawing on a wide range of other examples from Canada to the Andes.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Living the Sky

Living the Sky

Living the Sky describes the exciting archaeoastronomical discoveries in the United States in recent decades. Using history, science, and direct observation, Ray A. Williamson transports the reader into the sky world of the Indians.

Author: Ray A. Williamson

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806120347

Category: Science

Page: 366

View: 908

Imagine the North American Indians as astronomers carefully watching the heavens, charting the sun through the seasons, or counting the sunrises between successive lumar phases. Then imagine them establishing observational sites and codified systems to pass their knowledge down through the centuries and continually refine it. A few years ago such images would have been abruptly dismissed. Today we are wiser. Living the Sky describes the exciting archaeoastronomical discoveries in the United States in recent decades. Using history, science, and direct observation, Ray A. Williamson transports the reader into the sky world of the Indians. We visit the Bighorn Medicine Wheel, sit with a Zuni sun priest on the winter solstice, join explorers at the rites of the Hopis and the Navajos, and trek to Chaco Canyon to make direct on-site observations of celestial events.
Categories: Science

Indians Environment and Identity on the Borders of American Literature

Indians  Environment  and Identity on the Borders of American Literature

Earthly Relations , Carnal Knowledge : Southwestern American Indian Women
Writers and Landscape . ... In Reading the Earth : New Directions in the Study of
Literature and the Environment , Ed . Michael P . Branch , Rochelle Johnson ...

Author: Lindsey Claire Smith

Publisher: American Literature Readings i

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131654365

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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Indians, Environment, and Identity on the Borders of American Literature foregrounds amalgamation among American Indians, African Americans, and Euramericans as a central feature of American literature. The authors discussed, including James Fenimore Cooper, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Leslie Marmon Silko, place this cross-cultural contact in nature, not only collapsing cultural and racial boundaries, but also complicating divisions between “wilderness” and “civilization.” Responding to contemporary theoretical approaches to race, culture, and nationhood, this book points toward the multiple perspectives and cultures that distinguish American literature. Smith highlights the role of geography in these critical discourses, forging a connection between ecological theory and ethnic studies.
Categories: Fiction

Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian

Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian

SOUTHWEST ASSOCIATION ON INDIAN AFFAIRS NEWSLETTER P.O. Box
1964 • Santa Fe, NM 87501 SOUTHWEST ... 578 - Sumner, WA 98390 STUDIES
IN AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURES orders to: University of Nebraska Press
233 ...

Author: Barry T. Klein

Publisher: Todd Publications

ISBN: 0915344777

Category: Social Science

Page: 777

View: 509

Categories: Social Science

American Literary Scholarship

American Literary Scholarship

... RusR / Russian Review : An American Quarterly Devoted to Russia Past and
Present SAF / Studies in American Fiction SAIL / Studies in American Indian
Literature SAL / Southwestern American Literature SAQ / South Atlantic Quarterly
SCS ...

Author: James Leslie Woodress

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066260798

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

Journal of American Indian Education

Journal of American Indian Education

Six of the 356 ( 2 % ) literary selections anthologized in grade nine texts are by
American Indian authors . ... ninth grade selections are set in the Southwest , far
exceeding the percentage of the total American Indian population comprised by ...

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ISBN: UCI:31970018259017

Category: Indians of North America

Page:

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Categories: Indians of North America