The Resource "That the people might live" : loss and renewal in Native American elegy, Arnold Krupat, (electronic book)

"That the people might live" : loss and renewal in Native American elegy, Arnold Krupat, (electronic book)

Label
"That the people might live" : loss and renewal in Native American elegy
Title
"That the people might live"
Title remainder
loss and renewal in Native American elegy
Statement of responsibility
Arnold Krupat
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Surveys the traditions of Native American elegiac expression over several centuries. Krupat covers a variety of oral performances of loss and renewal, including the Condolence Rites of the Iroquois and the memorial ceremony of the Tlingit people known as koo'eex, examining as well a number of Ghost Dance songs, which have been reinterpreted in culturally specific ways by many different tribal nations. Krupat treats elegiac "farewell" speeches of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in considerable detail, and comments on retrospective autobiographies by Black Hawk and Black Elk. Among contemporary Native writers, he looks at elegiac work by Linda Hogan, N. Scott Momaday, Gerald Vizenor, Sherman Alexie, Maurice Kenny, and Ralph Salisbury, among others. Despite differences of language and culture, he finds that death and loss are consistently felt by Native peoples both personally and socially: someone who had contributed to the People's well-being was now gone. Native American elegiac expression offered mourners consolation so that they might overcome their grief and renew their will to sustain communal life"--
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Krupat, Arnold
Dewey number
810.9897
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PM157
LC item number
.K78 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Indian literature
  • Folk literature, Indian
  • American literature
  • Elegiac poetry, American
  • Indians of North America
  • Loss (Psychology) in literature
  • Death in literature
  • Grief in literature
Label
"That the people might live" : loss and renewal in Native American elegy, Arnold Krupat, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ebr10612405
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 242 p.
Form of item
electronic
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
"That the people might live" : loss and renewal in Native American elegy, Arnold Krupat, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ebr10612405
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 242 p.
Form of item
electronic
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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