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Dancing ghosts : Native American and Christian syncretism in Mary Austin's work, Mark T. Hoyer

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Dancing ghosts : Native American and Christian syncretism in Mary Austin's work
Title
Dancing ghosts
Title remainder
Native American and Christian syncretism in Mary Austin's work
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Mark T. Hoyer
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How did an Illinois Methodist homesteader in the West come to create one of the most significant cosmological syntheses in American literature? In this study, Hoyer draws on his own knowledge of biblical religion and Native American cultures to explore Austin's creation of the "mythology of the American continent" she so valued. Austin lived in and wrote about "the land of little rain," semiarid and arid parts of California and Nevada that were home to the Northern Paiute, Shoshone, Interior Chumash, and Yokut peoples. Hoyer makes new and provocative connections between Austin and spiritual figures like Wovoka, the prophet of the Ghost Dance religion, and writers like Zitkala-sa and Mourning Dove, and he provides a particularly fine reading of Cogowea."--BOOK JACKET
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1959-
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Hoyer, Mark Thomas
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Illustrations
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Western literature series
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  • Austin, Mary Hunter
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Christianity and literature
  • Indians of North America
  • Western stories
  • Indians in literature
  • Ghost dance
  • California
Label
Dancing ghosts : Native American and Christian syncretism in Mary Austin's work, Mark T. Hoyer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-206) and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Prophets of a New West: Wovoka and Mary Austin.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • "To Bring the World into Divine Focus": Syncretic Prophecy in The Land of Little Rain.
  • p. 19
  • 3.
  • Weaving the Story: Northern Paiute Myth and The Basket Woman.
  • p. 49
  • 4.
  • Women Made of Words: Austin and Mourning Dove.
  • p. 67
  • 5.
  • Ritual Drama/Dramatic Ritual: Austin's "Indian Plays".
  • p. 92
  • 6.
  • Dancing Ghosts: The Land of Little Rain as Syncretic Ritual.
  • p. 130
  • Afterword: Resurrection.
  • p. 160
  • Notes.
  • p. 167
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 197
  • Index.
  • p. 207
Control code
e00002949113
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 211 p
Isbn
9780874173123
Lccn
lc98016471
Other physical details
maps
Label
Dancing ghosts : Native American and Christian syncretism in Mary Austin's work, Mark T. Hoyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-206) and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Prophets of a New West: Wovoka and Mary Austin.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • "To Bring the World into Divine Focus": Syncretic Prophecy in The Land of Little Rain.
  • p. 19
  • 3.
  • Weaving the Story: Northern Paiute Myth and The Basket Woman.
  • p. 49
  • 4.
  • Women Made of Words: Austin and Mourning Dove.
  • p. 67
  • 5.
  • Ritual Drama/Dramatic Ritual: Austin's "Indian Plays".
  • p. 92
  • 6.
  • Dancing Ghosts: The Land of Little Rain as Syncretic Ritual.
  • p. 130
  • Afterword: Resurrection.
  • p. 160
  • Notes.
  • p. 167
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 197
  • Index.
  • p. 207
Control code
e00002949113
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 211 p
Isbn
9780874173123
Lccn
lc98016471
Other physical details
maps

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