The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions : with a New Preface

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Beacon Press, 1986 - History - 311 pages
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This pioneering work, first published in 1986, documents the continuing vitality of the American Indian tradition and of women's leadership within that tradition. In her new preface to this edition, Allen reflects on the remarkable resurgence of American Indian pride and culture in recent times.
  

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Review: The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions

User Review  - Nancy Rossman - Goodreads

It's not that I hated it. Again, I didn't finish this one. The problem is that it is way beyond my spiritual being, and that is what it is about. Read full review

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User Review  - Nanu - Goodreads

She makes some very good points regarding the stereotyping that exists even among the indigenous peoples themselves... A very interesting read. Read full review

Contents

Ritual Gynocracy in Native America
13
Strong Women Make Strong Nations
30
Where I Come from Is Like This
43
The Word Warriors
51
A Contemporary Perspective
54
Whose Dream Is This Anyway? Remythologizing and Selfdefinition in Contemporary American Indian Fiction
76
Myth and Vision in American Indian Literature
102
The Feminine Landscape of Leslie Marmon Silkos Ceremony
118
Pushing Up the Sky
185
Issues and Struggles Facing American Indian Women Today
189
How the West Was Really Won
194
Who Is Your Mother? Red Roots of White Feminism
209
Three Approaches to Interpreting a Keres Indian Tale
222
Lesbians in American Indian Cultures
245
Future Visions for American Indian Women Tribes and Literary Studies
2-62
Notes
2-69

Alienation in American Indian Poetry and Prose
127
Long Ago So Far
147
Genocide and Continuance in the Poetry of American Indian Women
155
Spiritual Foundations of the Poetry of Five American Indian Women
165
Selected Bibliography
2-87
Acknowledgments
2-95
INDEX
2-97
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Paula Gunn Allen's books include The Sacred Hoop (Beacon paperback 0-8070-4617-5 / $15.00) and include Grandmothers of the Light (Beacon paperback 0-8070-8103-5 / $14.00). She is professor of English at UCLA.

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