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These books will help you understand and critique Native Amercan literature. Search for more in the catalog by utilizing subject headings such as:
- American literature -- Indian authors
- American literature -- Indian authors -- History and criticism
- Indians in literature
Or browse the shelves in the PS153-508 range.
You may also want to search for critiques of a particular author's work, such as:
- Alexie, Sherman -- Criticism and interpretation
The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature by
Call Number: PS153 .I52 C36 2005
Invisible, marginal, expected - these words trace the path of recognition for American Indian literature written in English since the late eighteenth century. This Companion chronicles and celebrates that trajectory by defining relevant institutional, historical, cultural, and gender contexts, by outlining the variety of genres. The Companion includes bio-bibliographies of forty authors, maps, suggestions for further reading, and a timeline which details major works of Native American literature and mainstream American literature, as well as significant social, cultural and historical events.
Reading Native American Literature by
Call Number: PS153.I52 C59 2011
Native American literature explores divides between public and private cultures, ethnicities and experience. Beginning with a historical overview of Native American literature, this book presents focused readings of key texts and provides not only a comprehensive introduction to Native American literature but also a critical framework through which it may be read.
Speak Like Singing by
Call Number: PS153.I52 L55 2007
Speak Like Singing focuses on select Native American writers showcasing the distinct voices and tribal diversities of living Indians. Through the pan-tribal medium of English, a second language for some and now a mother tongue for most, many of these Native writers begin as poets and go on to write novels.
Native American Literatures by
Call Number: PS153.I52 L86 2004
A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements. A timeline of developments within the genre. Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading in the genre. Detailed readings of a range of widely taught texts. In-depth analysis of major themes and issues. Signposts for further study within the genre. A summary of the most important criticism in the field. A glossary of terms. An annotated, critical reading list.
Native American Novelists by
Call Number: PS153.I52 N376 2012
The essays in Native American Novelists discuss such influential writers as Sherman Alexie, James Fenimore Cooper, Louise Erdrich, and Barbara Kingsolver.
The Voice of the Turtle by
Call Number: PS508.I5 V64 1994
An anthology of twentieth-century Native American literature, including fiction, essays, and autobiographies on such subjects as spiritual loss and displacement.
Native American History & Culture
Reviewing Native American History will help put their literature in context. Search for more books in the catalog by utilizing phrases such as:
- Indians of North America -- History
- Indians of North America -- Historiography
- Indians of North America -- Social life and customs
- Indians, Treatment of -- North America
- Native Americans -- History
All the Real Indians Died Off by
Call Number: E76.8 .D85 2016
Unpacks the twenty-one most common myths and misconceptions about Native Americans In this enlightening book, scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations.
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by
Call Number: E76.8 .D86 2014
The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples . Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history.
Native America by
Call Number: E77 .N3512 2012
Employing innovative research and unique interpretations, these essays provide a fresh perspective on Native American history by focusing on how Indians lived and helped shape each of the United States.
The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History by
Call Number: E77 .O94 2016
The real people, real communities, and real events of indigenous America continue to elude most people. The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History confronts this erroneous view by presenting an accurate and comprehensive history of the indigenous peoples who lived-and live-in the territory that became the United States.
Daily Life During the Indian Wars by
Call Number: E81 .C59 2011
This book takes an in-depth look at every aspect of American Indian life--food, dress, customs, and more--during the almost 300 years of conflict with Anglo-Americans.
50 Events That Shaped American Indian History by
Call Number: REF E77 .A125 2017
This powerful two-volume set provides an insider's perspective on American Indian experiences through engaging narrative entries about key historical events written by leading scholars in American Indian history as well as inspiring first-person accounts from American Indian peoples.
Native American Almanac by
Call Number: REF E77 .D394 2016
From ancient rock drawings to today's urban living, the Native American Almanac: More than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples traces the rich heritage of indigenous people. It is a fascinating mix of biography, pre-contact and post-contact history, current events, Tribal Nations' histories, enlightening insights on environmental and land issues, arts, treaties, languages, education, movements, and more. Ten regional chapters, including urban living, cover the narrative history, the communities, land, environment, important figures, and backgrounds of each area's Tribal Nations and peoples.
The Longest Trail by
Call Number: E77 .J788 2015
Alvin Josephy Jr.'s groundbreaking, popular books and essays advocated for a fair and true historical assessment of Native Americans, and set the course for modern Native American studies.
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