American Indian Women: Telling Their Lives

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University of Nebraska Press, 1984 - Biography & Autobiography - 209 pages
Indian women's autobiographies have been slighted because of the assumption that women had a secondary and insignificant role in Indian society. Gretchen M. Bataille and Kathleen Mullen Sands cogently demonstrate in this book the creative vitality of autobiographies that, despite differences in style and purpose, clarify the centrality of women in American Indian cultures. Included is a comprehensive, annotated bibliography or works by and about American Indian women.

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Interesting observation on how oral history of Indian women is different depending on who did the interview and who was the interpreter - what perceptions, misconceptions they may have. If the woman ... Read full review


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GRETCHEN M. BATAILLE is the president of the University of North Texas and previously served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs for the 16-campus University of North Carolina and Interim Chancellor of the North Carolina School of the Arts. She has also served as an academic administrator at Arizona State University; the University of California, Santa Barbara; and Washington State University. She is a noted scholar in the field of Native American literature and the author or editor of 11 books.

Kathleen M. Sands is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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