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
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
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
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
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
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
Category: Literary Criticism
Collects essays on the oral literatures of Native Americans, covering revitalization movements, myth and religion, and humor in Native American culture
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 -
Author: David King Dunaway
Publisher: UNM Press
Category: Literary Collections
The accompanying CD provides excerpts from the interviews with the authors.
Author: Trudy Griffin-PiercePublish On: 2010-01-22
"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
Category: Social Science
"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.
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
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
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 ...
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
Author: Association for Study of American Indian Literatures (U.S.)Publish On: 1977
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
Author: Association for Study of American Indian Literatures (U.S.)
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
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
Category: Social Science
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.
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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 ...
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Gale Research
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
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
Category: Foreign Language Study
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.
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
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.
Author: Lindsey Claire SmithPublish On: 2008-07-15
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
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.
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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 ...