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Early Native American Writing
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Wolfgang Hochbruck, Beatrix Dudensing-Reichel, Laura J. Murray, Dana D. Nelson, A. LaVonne Brown Ruoff, Anne Marie Dannenberg, David F. Littlefield Jr, John Lowe, William M. Clements, Helen Jaskoski, Robert F. Sayre, Eric Peterson, Carol Batker, Martha L. Viehmann, Birgit Hans
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  • Date Published: April 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511821509

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  • Early Native American Writing is a collection of critical essays discussing the works of American Indian authors who wrote between 1630 and 1940 and produced some of the earliest literature in North American history. The first collection of critical essays that concentrates on this body of writing, this book highlights the writings of the American Indian authors considered, many only recently rediscovered, as important contributions to American letters.

    • Features essays by the foremost scholars in the field
    • The first collection of essays by different authors which focuses on writings by American Indian authors in this time period
    • Highlights works which have only recently been brought back into print or published for the first time, such as the writings of William Apess, Samuel Occom, and William Grayson
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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511821509
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. 'Honoratissimi Benefactores': Native American students and two seventeenth-century texts in the university tradition Wolfgang Hochbruck and Beatrix Dudensing Reichel
    2. 'Pray, Sir, consider a little': rituals of subordination and strategies of resistance in the letters of Hezekiah Calvin and David Fowler to Eleazer Wheelock Laura J. Murray
    3. '(I speak like a fool but I am constrained): Samson Occom's Short Narrative and economies of the racial self Dana D. Nelson
    4. Where, Then, Shall We Place the Hero of the Wilderness?: William Apess's Eulogy on King Philip and doctrines of racial destiny Anne Marie Dannenberg
    5. 'They ought to enjoy the home of their fathers': the Treaty of 1838, Seneca Intellectualism, and Literary Genesis Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr
    6.' I am Joaquin!': Space and freedom in Yellow Bird's The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta, the Celebrated California Bandit John Lowe
    7. This Voluminous Unwritten Book of Ours: early Native American writers and oral tradition William M. Clements
    8. 'A terrible sickness among them': Smallpox and stories of the Frontier Helen Jaskoski
    9. 'A desirable citizen, a practical business man': G. W. Grayson – Creek mixed blood, nationalist, and autobiographer Robert F. Sayre
    10. An Indian … an American: ethnicity, assimilation and balance in Charles Eastman's From the Deep Woods to Civilization Eric Peterson
    11. 'Overcoming all obstacles': the assimilation debate in Native American women's journalism of the Dawes era Carol Batker
    12. 'My people … my kind': Mourning Dove's Cogewa, the Half-Blood as a narrative of mixed descent Martha L. Viehmann
    13. 'Because I understand the storytelling art': the evolution of D'Arcy McNicle's The Surrounded Birgit Hans.

  • Editor

    Helen Jaskoski, California State University, Fullerton

    Foreword

    LaVonne Brown Ruoff

    Contributors

    Wolfgang Hochbruck, Beatrix Dudensing-Reichel, Laura J. Murray, Dana D. Nelson, A. LaVonne Brown Ruoff, Anne Marie Dannenberg, David F. Littlefield Jr, John Lowe, William M. Clements, Helen Jaskoski, Robert F. Sayre, Eric Peterson, Carol Batker, Martha L. Viehmann, Birgit Hans

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