Coverart for item
The Resource Native American perspectives on literature and history, edited by Alan R. Velie

Native American perspectives on literature and history, edited by Alan R. Velie

Label
Native American perspectives on literature and history
Title
Native American perspectives on literature and history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alan R. Velie
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Native American Perspectives on Literature and History is a volume of essays by Indian and white scholars on issues such as ethnic identity, Indians in American mythology, how Indians write about Indians, and Indian crime and punishment." "James Ruppert explores the bicultural nature of Indian writers and discusses strategies they employ in addressing several audiences at once: their tribe, other Indians, and other Americans. Helen Jaskoski analyzes the genre of autoethnography, or Indian historical writing, in an Ottawa writer's account of a smallpox epidemic. Kimberly Blaeser, a Chippewa, writes about how Indian writers reappropriate their history and stories of their land and people. Robert Allen Warrior, an Osage, examines the ideas of the leading Indian philosopher in America, Vine Deloria, Jr., who calls for a return to traditional tribal religions. Robert Berner exposes the incomplete myths and false legends pervading Indian views of American history. Alan Velie discusses the issue of historical objectivity in two Indian historical novels, James Welch's Fools Crow and Gerald Vizenor's The Heirs of Columbus. Kurt M. Peters relates how Laguna Indians retained their culture and identity while living in the boxcars of the Santa Fe Railroad Indian Village at Richmond, California. Juana Maria Rodriguez examines power relations in Gerald Vizenor's narrative of a Dakota Indian accused of murder in 1967, "Thomas White Hawk." Finally, Gerald Vizenor, a Chippewa, discusses Indian conceptions of identity in contemporary America, including simulations he calls "postindian identity."" "Editor Alan Velie, with Gerald Vizenor, provides an introduction to this volume of essays by the country's leading Indian and white scholars of Indian literature and history. It will be essential reading for those seeking to understand Native American approaches to fiction and history."--BOOK JACKET
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Velie, Alan R.
Series statement
American Indian literature and critical studies series
Series volume
19
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians in literature
  • American literature
Label
Native American perspectives on literature and history, edited by Alan R. Velie
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Essays previously published in the journal Genre 25, no. 4 (1994)"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction/
  • Alan R. Velie
  • Gerald Vizenor
  • p. 1
  • Mediation in Contemporary Native American Writing/
  • James Ruppert
  • p. 7
  • Andrew Blackbird's Smallpox Story/
  • Helen Jaskoski
  • p. 25
  • New "Frontier" of Native American Literature: Dis-Arming History with Tribal Humor/
  • Kimberly M. Blaeser
  • p. 37
  • "Temporary Visibility": Deloria on Sovereignty and AIM/
  • Robert Allen Warrior
  • p. 51
  • American Myth: Old, New, Yet Untold/
  • Robert Berner
  • p. 63
  • Indian Historical Novel/
  • Alan Velie
  • p. 77
  • Boxcar Babies: The Santa Fe Railroad Indian Village of Richmond, California, 1940-1945/
  • Kurt M. Peters
  • p. 93
  • Vizenor's Shadow Plays: Mediations and Multiplicities of Power/
  • Juana Maria Rodriguez
  • p. 107
  • Native American Indian Identities: Autoinscriptions and the Cultures of Names/
  • Gerald Vizenor
  • p. 117
  • Contributors.
  • p. 127
  • Index.
  • p. 129
Control code
980095016724
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 130 p
Isbn
9780806127859
Lccn
lc95016724
Label
Native American perspectives on literature and history, edited by Alan R. Velie
Publication
Note
"Essays previously published in the journal Genre 25, no. 4 (1994)"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction/
  • Alan R. Velie
  • Gerald Vizenor
  • p. 1
  • Mediation in Contemporary Native American Writing/
  • James Ruppert
  • p. 7
  • Andrew Blackbird's Smallpox Story/
  • Helen Jaskoski
  • p. 25
  • New "Frontier" of Native American Literature: Dis-Arming History with Tribal Humor/
  • Kimberly M. Blaeser
  • p. 37
  • "Temporary Visibility": Deloria on Sovereignty and AIM/
  • Robert Allen Warrior
  • p. 51
  • American Myth: Old, New, Yet Untold/
  • Robert Berner
  • p. 63
  • Indian Historical Novel/
  • Alan Velie
  • p. 77
  • Boxcar Babies: The Santa Fe Railroad Indian Village of Richmond, California, 1940-1945/
  • Kurt M. Peters
  • p. 93
  • Vizenor's Shadow Plays: Mediations and Multiplicities of Power/
  • Juana Maria Rodriguez
  • p. 107
  • Native American Indian Identities: Autoinscriptions and the Cultures of Names/
  • Gerald Vizenor
  • p. 117
  • Contributors.
  • p. 127
  • Index.
  • p. 129
Control code
980095016724
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 130 p
Isbn
9780806127859
Lccn
lc95016724

Library Locations

    • Sydney Jones LibraryBorrow it
      Chatham Street, Liverpool, L7 7BD, GB
      53.403069 -2.963723
Processing Feedback ...