Handbook of Native American Literature

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Taylor & Francis, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 598 pages
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The Handbook of Native American Literature is a unique, comprehensive, and authoritative guide to the oral and written literatures of Native Americans. It lays the perfect foundation for understanding the works of Native American writers.
Divided into three major sections, Native American Oral Literatures, The Historical Emergence of Native American Writing, and A Native American Renaissance: 1967 to the Present, it includes 22 lengthy essays, written by scholars of the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures. The book features reports on the oral traditions of various tribes and topics such as the relation of the Bible, dreams, oratory, humor, autobiography, and federal land policies to Native American literature. Eight additional essays cover teaching Native American literature, new fiction, new theater, and other important topics, and there are bio-critical essays on more than 40 writers ranging from William Apes (who in the early 19th century denounced white society's treatment of his people) to contemporary poet Ray Young Bear.
Packed with information that was once scattered and scarce, the Handbook of Native American Literature -a valuable one-volume resource-is sure to appeal to everyone interested in Native American history, culture, and literature.
Previously published in cloth as The Dictionary of Native American Literature
 

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Contents

A Critical Orientation
3
Oral Literature of the Alaskan Arctic
19
Oral Literature of the Subarctic Athapaskans
27
Native Oral Literature of the Northwest Coast and the Plateau
33
Oral Literature of California and the Intermountain Region
47
Oral Literature of the Southwest
61
Oral Literature of the Plains Indians
65
Oral Literatures of the Northeastern Algonquians and
73
Elias Boudinot
217
George Copway
225
Charles Alexander Eastman
231
E Pauline Johnson
239
John Joseph Mathews
245
William DArcy McNickle
251
Mourning Dove
259
Samson Occom
265

Oral Literature of the Southeast
85
Oral Historical Epic Narratives
91
The Native American Trickster
99
Oratory
107
Dream Songs
119
Revitalization Movements and Oral Literature
125
Myth and Religion of Native America
131
The White Man in Native Oral Tradition
139
Beginnings to 1967
147
Population Reservations and Federal Indian Policy
157
Autohiography
175
Womens Autobiography
187
Humor in Native American Literature
193
William Apes
207
John Milton Oskison
271
John Rollin Ridge
285
Sarah Winnemucca
299
An Overview
313
Critical Approaches to Native American Literature
329
Teaching Indian Literature
347
New Native American Fiction
371
Indians in AngloAmerican Literature 1492 to 1990
385
Paula Gunn Allen
399
Michael Anthony Dorris
417
Hanay Geiogamah
431
Lance David Henson
445
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Andrew Wiget Associate Professor of English at New Mexico University, resides in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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