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Shaman or Sherlock? : the Native American detective

Author: Gina Macdonald; Andrew Macdonald; MaryAnn Sheridan
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Series: Contributions to the study of popular culture, no. 74.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fictional depictionms of Native American concepts of justice, crime, and the investigation of crime are explores in this work. It covers depictions created by Native American authors themselves, as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Macdonald, Gina.
Shaman or Sherlock?
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606610099
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gina Macdonald; Andrew Macdonald; MaryAnn Sheridan
ISBN: 0313308411 9780313308413
OCLC Number: 46319675
Description: viii, 284 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
1. Introduction --
2. Two ways of knowing : mainstream and Native American --
3. Native American crime and detection novels : earth and spirit power --
4. The southwestern detective story : a reflection of the land --
5. The southwestern detective : shaman or Sherlock? --
6. Shamans and Sherlocks : unravelling crime in the mountains and on the plains --
7. The northwest : shamanistic horror amid eerie rain forests --
8. Alaska and the Canadian northwest territories : wilderness challenges and human limitations --
9. The east coast and great lakes nations : modern reincarnations of past glory --
10. Conclusion : the "Indian" in detective fiction, present realities and future directions.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of popular culture, no. 74.
Responsibility: Gina Macdonald and Andrew Macdonald ; with MaryAnn Sheridan.

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