Other Words: American Indian Literature, Law, and Culture

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University of Oklahoma Press, 2001 - Social Science - 381 pages
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Eloh’, a Cherokee word, is usually translated by anthropologists as "religion," but it also simultaneously encompasses history, culture, knowledge, law, and land. In this provocative work, Jace Weaver interlaces these seemingly disparate meanings to form a coherent approach to Native American Studies.

In nineteen interrelated chapters, Weaver presents a range of experiences shared by native peoples in the Americas, from the distant past to the uncertain future. He examines Indian creative output, from oral tradition to the postmodern wordplay of Gerald Vizenor, and brings to light previously overlooked texts. Weaver also tackles up-to-the-minute issues, including environmental crises, Native American spirituality, repatriation of Indian remains and cultural artifacts, and international human rights.


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Weaver (American studies, religious studies, and law, Yale Univ.) has written an intriguing volume that attempts to bridge three subfields of Native American studies: literature, law, and culture ... Read full review


Literature and Community
The Work of Gerald Vizenor
Venus on the HalfShell? Why Not?
A Review
American Natives and
Or Smilla Has a Sense of Snow
Hell and Highwater
Native American Traditions
Of Museums Meteorites
A Biblical Paradigm for Native Liberation
Native American

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Jace Weaver is the author of Other Words: American Indian Literature, Law, and Culture and That the People Might Live: Native American Literatures and Native American Community .

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