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Spider Woman's granddaughters : traditional tales and contemporary writing by Native American women

Author: Pretty-shield, (Crow Indian)Zitkala-S̈aDelia OshogayLouise ErdrichE Pauline JohnsonAll authors
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Native American scholar, literary critic, poet, and novelist Paula Gunn Allen, who is herself a Laguna Pueblo-Sioux Indian, became increasingly aware in her academic career that the writings of Native Americans, especially women, have been marginalized by the Western literary canon. Allen set out to understand why this was so and, more importantly, to remedy the situation. The result is this powerful collection of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Fiction
Folklore
Short stories
Anthologies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spider Woman's granddaughters.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©1989
(OCoLC)555658303
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pretty-shield, (Crow Indian); Zitkala-S̈a; Delia Oshogay; Louise Erdrich; E Pauline Johnson; Soge Track; Ella Cara Deloria; Anna Lee Walters; Mary TallMountain; Vickie L Sears; Linda Hogan; Elizabeth Cook-Lynn; Leslie Marmon Silko; Misha Gallagher; Paula Gunn Allen
ISBN: 0807081000 9780807081006
OCLC Number: 19268591
Notes: UNC Charlotte Libraries notes:
#19268591xMG0690
Awards: American Book Award, 1990
Description: viii, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Paula Gunn Allen. The warriors. A woman's fight / Pretty Shield --
A warrior's daughter / Zitkala-Ša --
Oshkikwe's baby / Delia Oshogay --
American horse / Louise Erdrich --
The warrior maiden / Oneida traditional --
The woman who fell from the sky / Iroquois (Mohawk) traditional --
As it was in the beginning / E. Pauline Johnson --
The clearing in the valley / Soge Track --
Blue Bird's offering / Ella Cara Deloria --
The warriors / Anna Lee Walters --
The beginning and the end of the world / Okanogan traditional. The casualties. Coyote kills Owl-woman / Okanogan traditional --
The story of Green-blanket Feet / Humishima --
The disposal of Mary Joe's children / Mary TallMountain --
Grace / Vickie L. Sears --
Making do / Linda Hogan. The resistance. The power of horses / Elizabeth Cook-Lynn --
Evil Kachina steals Yellow Woman / Cochiti Pueblo traditional --
Sun steals Yellow Woman / Cochiti Pueblo traditional --
Whirlwind Man steals Yellow Woman / Laguna Pueblo traditional --
Yellow Woman / Leslie Marmon Silko --
Deep purple / Paula Gunn Allen --
An American in New York / Paula Gunn Allen --
Stories don't have endings / Misha Gallagher.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Paula Gunn Allen.
Local System Bib Number:
991004317819704091
.b10491211

Abstract:

Native American scholar, literary critic, poet, and novelist Paula Gunn Allen, who is herself a Laguna Pueblo-Sioux Indian, became increasingly aware in her academic career that the writings of Native Americans, especially women, have been marginalized by the Western literary canon. Allen set out to understand why this was so and, more importantly, to remedy the situation. The result is this powerful collection of traditional tales, biographical writings, and contemporary short stories, many by the most accomplished Native American women writing today, including: Louise Erdrich, Mary TallMountain, Linda Hogan, and many others.
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