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Red ink : native Americans picking up the pen in the colonial period

Author: Drew Lopenzina
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2012.
Series: Native traces.
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"Reexamines the writings of early indigenous authors in the northeastern United States. The Native peoples of colonial New England were quick to grasp the practical functions of Western literacy. Their written literary output was composed to suit their own needs and expressed views often in resistance to the agendas of the European colonists they were confronted with. Red Ink is an engaging retelling of American  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Lopenzina, Drew.
Red ink.
Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011009763
(OCoLC)707842394
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Drew Lopenzina
ISBN: 9781461904526 1461904528 9781438439808 1438439806
OCLC Number: 781628796
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 396 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction: surivial writing: contesting the pen and ink work of colonialism --
Wussuckwheke or the painted letter: glimpses of native signification acknowledged and unwitnessed (1492-1643) --
Praying Indians, printing devils: centers of indigeniety within colonial containments (1643-1665) --
King Philip's signature: ascribing Philip's name to land, war and history in native New England (1660-1709) --
Beneath the wave: the maintenance of native tradition in hidden transcripts (1709-1768) --
A tale of two settlements; Mohican, Mohegan and the road to Brotherton (1724-1785) --
Afterword: O' Brotherton where art thou.
Series Title: Native traces.
Responsibility: Drew Lopenzina.

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"Reexamines the writings of early indigenous authors in the northeastern United States. The Native peoples of colonial New England were quick to grasp the practical functions of Western literacy. Their written literary output was composed to suit their own needs and expressed views often in resistance to the agendas of the European colonists they were confronted with. Red Ink is an engaging retelling of American colonial history, one that draws on documents that have received scant critical and scholarly attention to offer an important new interpretation grounded in indigenous contexts and perspectives. Author Drew Lopenzina reexamines a literature that has been compulsively "corrected" and overinscribed with the norms and expectations of the dominant culture, while simultaneously invoking the often violent tensions of "contact" and the processes of unwitnessing by which Native histories and accomplishments were effectively erased from the colonial record. In a compelling narrative arc, Lopenzina enables the reader to travel through a history that, however familiar, has never been fully appreciated or understood from a Native-centered perspective."--Project Muse.

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