Defining American Indian Literature: One Nation Divisible
The study of contemporary American Indian writers is complicated by problems in definitions. The subject of this study is not the traditional mythology, folklore, and song of particular tribes, but the literary uses of this material, particularly in the latter half of this century.
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The Downward Path from Cushing to Rothenberg
Toward Definition of a Literary Tradition
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