Native American Songs and Poems: An Anthology

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Brian Swann
Courier Corporation, Sep 18, 1996 - Poetry - 56 pages
6 Reviews
Wonderful collection of authentic traditional songs and contemporary Indian verse composed by Seminole, Hopi, Navajo, Pima, Arapaho, Paiute, Nootka, other Indian writers and poets. Topics include nature's beauty and rhythms, themes of tradition and continuity, the Indian in contemporary society, much more.
  

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User Review  - Melody - Goodreads

Picked this up at the library for some insight into a Native character I've been writing for Nanowrimo. This was great! I especially enjoyed Sherman Alexie's poem and story about the 'Great Indian ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Weller - Goodreads

Enlightening poems written by Native Americans, both traditional and recent. They capture the truth that is nature. Read full review

Contents

Song for Bringing a Child into the World
1
Song of the Earth
7
Arapaho Ghost Dance Songs
14
Cradle Song
21
Delight in Nature
27
References
55
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About the author (1996)

Brian Swann is on the faculty of humanities and social sciences at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. His many works include "Voices from Four Directions: Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America" and (with Arnold Krupat) "I Tell You Now: Autobiographical Essays by Native American Writer"s, both available in Bison Books editions.

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