Literary Indians : aesthetics and encounter in American literature to 1920 (Book, 2018) []
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Literary Indians : aesthetics and encounter in American literature to 1920

Literary Indians : aesthetics and encounter in American literature to 1920

Author: Angela Calcaterra
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Countering the prevailing notion of the "literary Indian" as a construct of the white American literary imagination, Angela Calcaterra reveals how Native people's pre-existing and evolving aesthetic practices influenced Anglo-American writing in precise ways. Indigenous aesthetics helped to establish borders and foster alliances that pushed against Anglo-American settlement practices and contributed to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Calcaterra
ISBN: 9781469646930 1469646935 9781469646947 1469646943
OCLC Number: 1029481974
Description: xiii, 229 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Redefining the literary Indian --
Boundaries and paths: storied maps of the Virginia-North Carolina dividing line and its crossings --
Fire and chain: Samson Occom's letters, Anglo-American missions, and Haudenosaunee eloquence --
Generational objects: Mohegan nationhood, indigenous correspondence, and Lydia Huntley Sigourney's unpopular aesthetic --
Trails: Pawnee and Osage orientations in Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, and Edwin James --
Perspectives: taking a second look with Charles Alexander Eastman.
Responsibility: Angela Calcaterra.


Although cross-cultural encounter is often considered an economic or political matter, beauty, taste, and artistry were central to cultural exchange and political negotiation in early and  Read more...


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