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Early native American writing : new critical essays

Author: Helen Jaskoski
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 102.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Early Native American Writing discusses the works of American Indian authors who wrote between 1630 and 1940 and produced some of the earliest literature in North America. The first collection of critical essays that concentrates on this body of writing, this book highlights the writings of these authors, many of whom have only recently been rediscovered, as important contributions to American letters.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Jaskoski
ISBN: 0521555094 9780521555098 0521555272 9780521555272
OCLC Number: 33948873
Description: xv, 238 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / A. Lavonne Brown Ruoff --
'Honoratissimi benefactores': Native American students and two seventeenth-century texts in the university tradition / Wolfgang Hochbruck and Beatrix Dudensing-Reichel --
'Pray sir, consider a little': rituals of subordination and strategies of resistance in the letters of Hezekiah Calvin and David Fowler to Eleazar Wheelock / Laura J. Murray --
'(I speak like a fool but I am constrained)': Samson Occom's Short narrative and economies of the racial self / Dana D. Nelson --
'Where, then, shall we place the hero of the wilderness?': William Apess's Eulogy on King Philip and doctrines of racial destiny / Anne Marie Dannenberg --
'They ought to enjoy the home of their fathers: the treaty of 1838, Seneca intellectuals, and literary genesis / Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr. --
'I am Joaquin!': space and freedom in Yellow Bird's The Life and adventures of Joaquin Murieta, the celebrated California bandit / John Lowe. 'This voluminous unwritten book of ours': early Native American writers and the oral tradition / William M. Clements --
'A terrible sickness among them': smallpox and stories of the frontier / Helen Jaskoski --
'A desirable citizen, a practical business man': G.W. Grayson--Creek mixed blood, nationalist, and autobiographer / Robert F. Sayre --
'An Indian ... and American': ethnicity, assimilation, and balance in Charles Eastman's From the deep woods to civilization / Erik Peterson --
'Overcoming all obstacles': the assimilation debate in Native American women's journalism of the Dawes era / Carol Batker --
'My people ... my kind': Mourning Dove's Cogewea, the half-blood as a narrative of mixed descent / Martha L. Viehmann --
'Because I understand the storytelling art': the evolution of D'Arcy McNickle's The Surrounded.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 102.
Responsibility: edited by Helen Jaskoski.
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