Wearing the Morning Star: Native American Song-poems

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Brian Swann
Random House, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 180 pages
Here is a luminous collection of Native American songs and verse selected and updated by the editor of Coming to Light, the highly praised anthology of Native American literature. These are stories of the earth and the sky, of mourning and of love, of ceremonies and rites and rituals.

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The first Europeans paid little mind to the song, dances, and ceremonies of the Native Americans, dismissing them as the noises of "demons and the damned" and "the cries and howling of wolves." It was ... Read full review

Contents

Shamans Song
3
To Help Make the Afterbirth Come Out
18
Love Song 131
31
Copyright

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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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