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Title:
American Indian literature : an anthology
ISBN:
9780806115306

9780806115238
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©1979.
Physical Description:
xii, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents:
Tales -- Songs -- Memoirs -- Oratory -- Poetry -- Fiction.

Tales -- The Origin Myth of Acoma -- The White Buffalo Calf Pipe -- Four Menomini Tales : The Man Who Transgressed A Taboo ; A Warrior's Heart ; The Jealous Ghost ; How the Menomini Learned the Use of Liquor -- Harlots -- High Horse's Courting -- The Winnebago Trickster Cycle -- Songs -- The Walam Olum of the Delawares -- Cheppewa Songs : A Song of Spring ; My Love Has Departed ; I Can Charm the Man ; Why Should I Be Jealous? ; If I Am Beaten ; I Am as Brave as Other Men ; Come, Let Us Drink ; The Man Who Stayed at Home ; Scalp Song ; A Song of Indecision ; You Desire Vainly ; He Is Gone ; Love Song ; One Wind ; The Noise of the Village -- Teton Sioux Songs : With Dauntless Courage ; Opening Prayer of the Sun Dance ; Wakan'tanka Hears Me ; I Have Conquered Them ; I Come ; Song of the Elk Society ; Song of the Strong Heart Society ; Watch Your Horses ; The Earth Only Endures ; Song Concerning a Message from Washington -- Mandan and Hidatsa Songs : The Corn Is My Pleasure ; He Stared at Me ; Take Me to the Sioux ; I Will Go ; Comrades, Sleep On ; Disguised as a Buffalo ; We Made Fire ; Song of Derision -- Kiowa "49" Songs -- Memoirs -- Black Elk Speaks / John G. Neihardt -- Early Boyhood / John G. Neihardt -- The Rubbing Out of Longhair / John G. Neihardt -- Wah'Kon-Tah / Joseph Mathews -- "We Are Fed Like Dogs" / Joseph Mathews -- Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions / John Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes -- That Gun in the New York Museum Belongs to Me / John Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes -- Talking to the Owls and Butterflies / John Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes -- Medicine Good and Bad / John Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes -- The Way to Rainy Mountain / N. Scott Momaday -- Introduction / N. Scott Momaday -- Oratory -- Red Jacket -- Pontiac's Allegory -- Tecumseh's Plea to the Choctaws and the Chickasaws -- Poetry -- Magic Fox / James Welch -- Getting Things Straight / James Welch -- Harlem, Montana: Just Off the Reservation / James Welch -- D-Y Bar / James Welch -- Arizona Highways / James Welch -- The Man from Washington / James Welch -- In the American Express Line / James Welch -- Plea to Those Who Matter / James Welch -- -- Grandma's Man / James Welch -- Simile / N. Scott Momaday -- The Bear / N. Scott Momaday -- Before an Old Painting of the Crucifixion / N. Scott Momaday -- Angle of Geese / N. Scott Momaday -- The Fear of Bo-Talee / N. Scott Momaday -- Cheyenne Winter / Lance Henson -- Extinction / Lance Henson -- Flock / Lance Henson -- Bay Poem / Lance Henson -- Impressions of the Peyote Ritual / Lance Henson -- Wazhazhe Grandmother / Carter Revard -- Support Your Local Police Dog / Carter Revard -- Driving in Oklahoma / Carter Revard -- The Tall Poets / William Jay Smith -- Dachshunds / William Jay Smith -- American Primitive / William Jay Smith -- A Barroom Fragment / Simon Ortiz -- Washyuma Motor Hotel / Simon Ortiz -- The Significance of a Veteran's Day / Simon Ortiz -- To & Fro / Simon Ortiz -- The Sun Is Blue / Richard Aitson -- Winter / Richard Aitson -- Old Man Poem / Richard Aitson -- Walk (for Downing) / Richard Aitson -- Frieze / Gus Palmer -- Message to Spring, or, The Choctaw Virgin Moon / Gus Palmer -- Noon / Gus Palmer -- Winter / Gus Palmer -- For Paolo and Francesca, Lovers, In Cold / Gus Palmer -- For Theodore Roethke: 1908-1962 / Gus Palmer -- The Poignant Beast / Gus Palmer -- Stone Carvers / Gus Palmer -- Fiction -- from Winter in the Blood / James Welch -- from House Made of Dawn / N. Scott Momaday -- "Rite of Encounter" / Russell Bates.
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An anthology of Native American tales, songs, memoirs, poetry, oratory, and fiction.
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Summary

Introduces teachers and students to the genres and major authors of Native American (mostly US) oral and written literature and to scholarship in the field. Velie, in selecting the works for this anthology, gave the revised edition (first edition, 1979) a contemporary slant. Along with the traditional, primarily oral, literature of tales, songs, memoirs and oratory, he also offers a large selection of poetry and fiction by American Indian women. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Summary

Introduces teachers and students to the genres and major authors of Native American (mostly US) oral and written literature and to scholarship in the field. Velie, in selecting the works for this anthology, gave the revised edition (first edition, 1979) a contemporary slant. Along with the traditional, primarily oral, literature of tales, songs, memoirs and oratory, he also offers a large selection of poetry and fiction by American Indian women. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Summary:
An anthology of Native American tales, songs, memoirs, poetry, oratory, and fiction.