Native American literature explores divides between public and private cultures, ethnicities and experience. In this volume, Joseph Coulombe argues that Native American writers use diverse narrative strategies to engage with readers and are Ã¢Â€Â˜writing for connectionÃ¢Â€Â™ with both Native and non-Native audiences.
Beginning with a historical overview of Native American literature, this book presents focused readings of key texts including:
Ã¢Â€Â¢ N. Scott MomadayÃ¢Â€Â™s House Made of Dawn
Ã¢Â€Â¢ Leslie Marmon SilkoÃ¢Â€Â™s Ceremony
Ã¢Â€Â¢ Gerald VizenorÃ¢Â€Â™s Bearheart
Ã¢Â€Â¢ James WelchÃ¢Â€Â™s FoolÃ¢Â€Â™s Crow
Ã¢Â€Â¢ Sherman AlexieÃ¢Â€Â™s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Ã¢Â€Â¢ Linda HoganÃ¢Â€Â™s Power.
Suggesting new ways towards a sensitive engagement with tribal cultures, this book provides not only a comprehensive introduction to Native American literature but also a critical framework through which it may be read.