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Dictionary of Native American Literature : Garland Reference Library of the Humanities - Andrew Wiget

Dictionary of Native American Literature

Garland Reference Library of the Humanities

By: Andrew Wiget (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th October 1994
ISBN: 9780815315605
Number Of Pages: 616

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The "Dictionary 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. 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 "Dictionary of Native American Literature" -a valuable one-volume resource-is sure to appeal to everyone interested in Native American history, culture, and literature.

Introductionp. xiii
Native American Oral Literaturesp. 1
Native American Oral Literatures: a Critical Orientationp. 3
Oral Literature of the Alaskan Arcticp. 19
Oral Literature of the Subarctic Athapaskansp. 27
Native Oral Literature of the Northwest Coast and the Plateaup. 33
Oral Literature of California and the Intermountain Regionp. 47
Oral Literature of the Southwestp. 53
Oral Literature of the Plains Indiansp. 65
Oral Literature of the Northeastern Algonquians and the Northern Iroquoiansp. 73
Oral Literature of the Southeastp. 83
Oral Historical Epic Narrativesp. 91
The Native American Tricksterp. 99
Oratoryp. 107
Dreams, Song and Narrativep. 119
Revitalization Movements and Oral Literaturep. 125
Myth and Religion of Native Americap. 131
The Bible and Traditional Indian Literaturep. 135
The White Man in Native Oral Traditionp. 139
Bibliographyp. 142
The Historical Emergence of Native American Writingp. 143
Native American Writing: Beginnings to 1967p. 145
Population, Reservations, and Federal Indian Policyp. 155
Autobiographyp. 175
Women's Autobiographyp. 187
Coyote's Jokebook: Humor in Native American Literature and Culturep. 193
William Apes (January 31, 1798-1839)p. 207
Black Elk (1863-1950)p. 211
Elias Boudinot [Buck Watie, or Gallegina] (Ca. 1802-June 22, 1839)p. 217
S. Alice Callahan (January 1, 1868-January 7, 1894)p. 221
George Copway [Kahgegagahbowh] (1818-1869)p. 225
Bibliographyp. 230
Charles Alexander Eastman [Ohiyesa] (February 19, 1858-January 8, 1939)p. 231
E. Pauline Johnson [Tekahionwake or "double Wampum"] (March 10, 1861-March 17, 1913)p. 239
John Joseph Mathews (November 16, 1894-June 11,1919)p. 245
(William) D'Arcy Mcnickle (January 18, 1904-October 18, 1977)p. 251
Mourning Dove [Humishuma, B. Christine Quintasket; M.Christal Mcleod, Christine Galler] (April 1882 [?]-August 8, 1936)p. 259
Samson Occom (1723-July 14,1192)p. 265
Bibliographyp. 269
John Milton Oskison (September 21, 1874-February 25, 1947)p. 271
Simon Pokagon (1830-January 1899)p. 277
Alexander Lawrence Posey [Chinnubbie Harjo] (August 5, 1873-May 27, 1908)p. 281
Bibliographyp. 284
John Rollin Ridge [Yellow Bird, or Chees-Quat-A-Law-Ny] (March 19,1821-October 5, 1867)p. 285
(Rolla) Lynn Riggs (August 31, 1899- June 30, 1954)p. 289
Jane Johnston Schoolcraft [Obahbahmwawagezhegoqua] (1800-May 22,1841)p. 295
Sarah Winnemucca [M. Hopkins; Thocmetony] (1844-October 17, 1891)p. 299
Zitkala Sa [Gertrude Simmons Bonnin] (February 22, 1816-January 26, 1938)p. 303
A Native American Renaissance: 1967 to the Presentp. 309
Contemporary Native American Writing: an Overviewp. 311
Critical Approaches to Native American Literaturep. 329
European Responses to Native American Literaturesp. 339
Bibliographyp. 342
Teaching Indian Literaturep. 347
Native Literature of Canadap. 353
Bibliographyp. 365
New Native American Fictionp. 371
The New Native American Theaterp. 377
Indians in Anglo-American Literature, 1492 to 1990p. 383
Paula Gunn Allen (October 24, 1939-)p. 395
Joseph Bruchac (October 16, 1942-)p. 401
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn (1930-)p. 407
Vinnie Deloria, Jr. (March 26, 1933-)p. 411
Michael (Anthony) Dorris (January 30, 1945-)p. 417
(Karen) Louise Erdrich (June 7, 1954-)p. 423
Blbliographyp. 429
Hanay Geiogamah (1945-)p. 431
Joy Harjo (May 9, 1951-)p. 437
Lance (David) Henson (September 20,1944-)p. 445
Linda Henderson Hogan (July 16, 1947-)p. 449
Maurice Kenny (August 16,1929-)p. 453
Thomas King (April 24, 1943-)p. 459
N(Avarre) Scott Momaday (February 27, 1934-)p. 463
Duane (Mcginniss) Niatum (February 13, 1938-)p. 479
Simon J. Ortiz (May 27, 1941-)p. 483
Bibliographyp. 489
Carter Revard [Nompehwathe] (March 25, 1931-)p. 491
Wendy Rose (May 7, 1948-)p. 495
Leslie Marmon Silko (March 1,1948-)p. 499
Hyemeyohsts (Chuck) Storm (May 23, 1935-)p. 513
Gerald Vizenor (October 22, 1934-)p. 519
Anna Lee Walters (1946-)p. 527
James Welch (November 18, 1940-)p. 531
Roberta Hill Whiteman (February 12,1941-)p. 539
Ray (Anthony) Young Bear (November 12, 1950-)p. 545
Indexp. 549
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ISBN: 9780815315605
ISBN-10: 0815315600
Series: Garland Reference Library of the Humanities
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 616
Published: 25th October 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.98
Edition Number: 1