That the people might live : Native American literatures and Native American community / Jace Weaver.
- New York, New York ; Oxford, [England] : Oxford University Press, 1997.
1 online resource (257 p.)
- Indian literature -- United States -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Indian authors -- History and criticism.
Indians of North America -- Intellectual life.
Indians of North America -- Religion.
Indians of North America -- Ethnic identity.
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- Loyalty to the community is the highest value in Native American cultures, argues Jace Weaver. In That the People Might Live, he explores a wide range of Native American literature from 1768 to the present, taking this sense of community as both a starting point and a lens. Weaver considers some of the best known Native American writers, such as Leslie Marmon Silko, Gerald Vizenor, and Vine Deloria, as well as many others who are receiving critical attention here for the first time. He contends that the single thing that most defines these authors' writings, and makes them deserving of study a
- Contents; Chapter One: Native American Literatures and Communitism; Chapter Two: Occom's Razor and Ridge's Masquerade (18th-19th Century); Chapter Three: Assimilation, Apocalypticism, and Reform (1900-1967); Chapter Four: Indian Literary Renaissance and the Continuing Search for Community (1968- ); Conclusion: Anger Times Imagination; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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