Native American Representations
First Encounters, Distorted Images, and Literary Appropriations
Publication Year: 2001
Published by: University of Nebraska Press
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Any project of this size and complexity is successful only because of the efforts of many people working together. The impetus and primary support came from the Borchard Foundation in Los Angeles. For their enthusiastic support...
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On August 6, 1996, the Wall Street Journal (Aeppel A1, A6) had a front-page article about "tribes of foreigners" visiting Indian reservations, remarking that Germans are particularly taken with Native Americans. A Zurich tour company offers $3,200 package tours to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota....
As If an Indian Were Really an Indian: Native American Voices and Postcolonial Theory
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It's very convenient, isn't it, that so much of what we perhaps loosely term postcolonial theory today is written by "real Indians" — with such names as Chakrabarty, Chakravorty, Gandhi, Bhabha, Mohanty, and so on — so that, in writing...
The Indians America Loves to Love and Read: American Indian Identity and Cultural Appropriation
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"At its most powerful," Seamus Deane writes, "colonialism is a process of radical dispossession." While many in the academy attend to theories of postcolonialism, the process of which Deane speaks relentlessly maneuvers itself onward...
Return of the Buffalo: Cultural Representation as Cultural Property
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Competing as "the party of inclusion" must be 1990s discourse for the Latinate eighteenth-century American ideal of e pluribus unum. If, indeed, America would view itself as the "most successful" crown of community atop a millennium of Crusades...
Representation and Cultural Sovereignty: Some Case Studies
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Representations are what we all live by and with, not only as scholars but also as citizens and members of communities, but the dangers involved in the control of representation are as great, if not always as evident, as the need for representation itself. One difficulty lies in the...
Tricksters of the Trade: "Remagining" the Filmic Image of Native Americans
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So much criticism has been devoted to the ways makers of movies and books have misrepresented American Indians that it has become almost clicheŽd to call attention to the fact, at least in academic circles. However, all too often...
Telling Stories for Readers: The Interplay of Orality and Literacy in Clara Pearson's Nehalem Tillamook Tales
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Anyone hoping to engage a body of traditional Native American narratives as literature would do well to reflect on Melville Jacobs's challenge in 1962, based on his long, often frustrating, and unrecognized work with Native repertories in the state of Oregon: "Are Oregon's Indian literatures so shabbily represented...
Cooperation and Resistance: Native American Collaborative Personal Narrative
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Twenty-three years ago, driving the two-lane highway from Tucson to Sells, Arizona, site of the tribal headquarters of the Tonoho O'odham Indian nation, I hummed with anticipation, eager to begin my first fieldwork project.1 The...
Western Literary Models and Their Native American Revisiting: The Hybrid Aesthetics of Owens's The Sharpest Sight
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Non-Native literary genres and myths have been integrated into contemporary Native American fiction to represent Native American concerns. The Sharpest Sight (1992), in which the author, Louis Owens, has explored several nontraditional...
Identity and Exchange: The Representation of "The Indian" in the Federal Writers Project and in Contemporary Native American Literature
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The following discussion rests on the observation that Native American literature originates where other Anglophone indigenous literatures originate as well: in an intercultural space given and defined by their "Anglophony." This...
Reversing the Gaze: Early Native American Images of Europeans and Euro-Americans
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The images of the American Indian, noble or savage, and of the mixed-blood, liaison between two cultures or outcast, have fascinated Western Europeans since their arrival on this continent. The evolution of these images and their...
Metacritical Frames of Reference in Studying American Indian Literature: An Afterword
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Representation tends to mean two different things, but what is most often meant by the term rests with the virtualmore than with the actual — of course, all terms having to do with "the real" slip around. The first meaning simply denotes...
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Publication Year: 2001