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Buried Roots And Indestructible Seeds

Buried Roots and Indestructible Seeds PDF
Author: Mark Allan Lindquist
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299144449
Size: 12.12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 162
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Nine essays present traditional and modern Native American stories and narrative and analyze such aspects as circularity, perceptions of the environment, tricksters, comedy and tragedy, treaties, and tribal survival, sovereignty, and tradition. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Buried Roots And Indestructible Seeds

Buried Roots and Indestructible Seeds PDF
Author: Mark A. Lindquist
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780299144401
Size: 79.54 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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This anthology highlights central values and traditions in Native American societies, exploring the ongoing struggles and survival power of Native American people today. The essays and stories by well-known writers provide an excellent introduction for general readers as well as high school and college students. The stories and historical events are drawn especially from the tribes of the Great Lakes region, such as the Ojibwa (Chippewa) of Wisconsin, and are part of a continuing, sustaining storytelling tradition. Starting with the opening selection, "The Circle of Stories," which reaffirms the relationship of humans to all living things, the anthology emphasizes themes of connectedness and survival in essays on the environment, identity, community allegiance and treaty rights, marginalization and assimilation in American society, and conflict within the educational system. Several selections about Trickster tales introduce traditions of humor, irony, and imagination that have come to embody native survival, liberation, and continuance. The authors included in Buried Roots and Indestructible Seeds are Kim Blaeser, Joseph Bruchac, George Cornell, Fred Hoxie, James Oberly, Denise Sweet, Tom Vennum, and Gerald Vizenor.

Heirloom Seeds And Their Keepers

Heirloom Seeds and Their Keepers PDF
Author: Virginia D. Nazarea
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816531633
Size: 79.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 190
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Through characters and stories that offer a wealth of insights about human nature and society, Heirloom Seeds and Their Keepers helps readers more fully understand why biodiversity persists when there are so many pressures for it not to. The key, Nazarea explains, is in the sovereign spaces seedsavers inhabit and create, where memories counter a culture of forgetting and abandonment engendered by modernity. A book about theory as much as practice, it profiles these individuals who march to their own beat in a world where diversity is increasingly devalued as the predictability of mass production becomes the norm.

Gerald Vizenor

Gerald Vizenor PDF
Author: Kimberly M. Blaeser
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806128740
Size: 15.99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 260
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Kimberly M. Blaeser begins with an examination of Vizenor's concept of Native American oral culture and his unique incorporation of oral tradition in the written word. She details Vizenor's efforts to produce a form of writing that resists static meaning, involves the writer in the creation of the literary moment, and invites political action and explores the place of Vizenor's work within the larger context of contemporary tribal literature, Native American scholarship, and critical theory.

Fools And Jesters In Literature Art And History

Fools and Jesters in Literature  Art  and History PDF
Author: Vicki K. Janik
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313297854
Size: 61.36 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 552
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Expert contributors provide alphabetically arranged entries for some 60 fools and jesters ranging from Woody Allen, Lucille Ball, and the Marx Brothers to Falstaff, Hephaestus, and Loki.

Development With Identity

Development with Identity PDF
Author: Robert E. Rhoades
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845930037
Size: 65.46 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 325
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Throughout Latin America, indigenous peoples are demanding that development must address localpriorities, including ethnic identity. Simultaneously, sustainability scientists need to conduct place-basedresearch on the interaction between environment and society that will have global relevance.This book reports on a 6 year interdisciplinary research project on natural resource management inCotacachi, Ecuador, where scientists and indigenous groups learnt to seek common ground. The bookdiscusses how local people and the environment have engaged each other over time to createcontemporary Andean landscapes. It also explores human-environment interaction in relation tobiodiversity, soils and water, and equitable development. This book will be of significant interest tosociologists, anthropologists, economists and sustainability scientists researching environment andagriculture in rural communities.

The Legacy Of Rulership In Fernando De Alva Ixtlilxochitl S Historia De La Naci N Chichimeca

The Legacy of Rulership in Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl   s Historia de la naci  n chichimeca PDF
Author: Leisa A. Kauffmann
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 0826360386
Size: 40.61 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 296
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In this book Leisa A. Kauffmann takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the writings of one of Mexico’s early chroniclers, Fernando de Alva Ixtilxochitl, a bilingual seventeenth-century historian from Central Mexico. His writing, especially his portrayal of the great pre-Hispanic poet-king Nezahualcoyotl, influenced other canonical histories of Mexico and is still influential today. Many scholars who discuss Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s writing focus on his personal and literary investment in the European classical tradition, but Kauffmann argues that his work needs to be read through the lens of Nahua cultural concepts and literary-historical precepts. She suggests that he is best understood in light of his ancestral ties to Tetzcoco’s rulers and as a historian who worked within both Native and European traditions. By paying attention to his representation of rulership, Kauffmann demonstrates how the literary and symbolic worlds of the Nahua exist in allegorical but still discernible subtexts within the larger Spanish context of his writing.

Religion And The Creation Of Race And Ethnicity

Religion and the Creation of Race and Ethnicity PDF
Author: Craig R. Prentiss
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081476701X
Size: 32.89 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 243
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This volume, meant specifically for those new to the field, brings together an ensemble of prominent scholars and illuminates the role religious myths have played in shaping those social boundaries that we call "races" and "ethnicities".

Algonquian Spirit

Algonquian Spirit PDF
Author: Brian Swann
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803205338
Size: 32.90 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 532
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When Europeans first arrived on this continent, Algonquian languages were spoken from the northeastern seaboard through the Great Lakes region, across much of Canada, and even in scattered communities of the American West. The rich and varied oral tradition of this Native language family, one of the farthest-flung in North America, comes brilliantly to life in this remarkably broad sampling of Algonquian songs and stories from across the centuries. Ranging from the speech of an early unknown Algonquian to the famous Walam Olum hoax, from retranslations of "classic" stories to texts appearing here for the first time, these are tales written or told by Native storytellers, today as in the past, as well as oratory, oral history, and songs sung to this day. An essential introduction and captivating guide to Native literary traditions still thriving in many parts of North America, Algonquian Spirit contains vital background information and new translations of songs and stories reaching back to the seventeenth century. Drawing from Arapaho, Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Cree, Delaware, Maliseet, Menominee, Meskwaki, Miami-Illinois, Mi'kmaq, Naskapi, Ojibwe, Passamaquoddy, Potawatomi, and Shawnee, the collection gathers a host of respected and talented singers, storytellers, historians, anthropologists, linguists, and tribal educators, both Native and non-Native, from the United States and Canada--all working together to orchestrate a single, complex performance of the Algonquian languages.

Scottish Romanticism And Collective Memory In The British Atlantic

Scottish Romanticism and Collective Memory in the British Atlantic PDF
Author: McNeil Kenneth McNeil
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474455492
Size: 66.15 MB
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Category : Collective memory and literature
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Charts Scottish Romanticism's significant contribution to the making of collective memory in the transatlantic worldOffers an in-depth examination of Scottish Romantic literary ideas on memory and their influence among various cultures in the British Atlantic, broken down into distinct writing modes (memorials, travel memoir, slave narrative, colonial policy paper, emigrant fiction) and contexts (pre- and post-Revolution America, French-Canadian cultural nationalism, the slavery debate, immigration and colonial settlement).Looks at familiar Scottish writers (Walter Scott, John Galt) in new ways, while introducing less familiar ones (Anne Grant, Thomas Pringle).Brings Scottish Romantic literary studies into new engagements with other fields (such as transatlantic and memory studies).Opens up new dialogues between Scottish literature and culture and other literatures and cultures (for example, French-Canadian, Black Diaspora, Indigenous).Scots, who were at the vanguard of British colonial expansion in North America in the Romantic period, believed that their own nation had undergone an unprecedented transformation in only a short span of time. Scottish writers became preoccupied with collective memory, its powerful role in shaping group identity as well as its delicate fragility. McNeil reveals why we must add collective memory to the list of significant contributions Scots made to a culture of modernity.

That S Raven Talk

That s Raven Talk PDF
Author: Mareike Neuhaus
Publisher: University of Regina Press
ISBN: 0889772339
Size: 20.42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 307
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Annotation A reading strategy for orality in North American Indigenous literatures that is grounded in Indigenous linquistic traditions.

Imagic Moments

Imagic Moments PDF
Author: Lee Schweninger
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820345156
Size: 26.93 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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In Indigenous North American film Native Americans tell their own stories and thereby challenge a range of political and historical contradictions, including egregious misrepresentations by Hollywood. Although Indians in film have long been studied, especially as characters in Hollywood westerns, Indian film itself has received relatively little scholarly attention. In Imagic Moments Lee Schweninger offers a much-needed corrective, examining films in which the major inspiration, the source material, and the acting are essentially Native. Schweninger looks at a selection of mostly narrative fiction films from the United States and Canada and places them in historical and generic contexts. Exploring films such as Powwow Highway, Smoke Signals, and Skins, he argues that in and of themselves these films constitute and in fact emphatically demonstrate forms of resistance and stories of survival as they talk back to Hollywood. Self-representation itself can be seen as a valid form of resistance and as an aspect of a cinema of sovereignty in which the Indigenous peoples represented are the same people who engage in the filming and who control the camera. Despite their low budgets and often nonprofessional acting, Indigenous films succeed in being all the more engaging in their own right and are indicative of the complexity, vibrancy, and survival of myriad contemporary Native cultures.

Standing Up Speaking Out

Standing Up  Speaking Out PDF
Author: Matthew R. Meier
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317328949
Size: 57.43 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 252
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In recent decades, some of the most celebrated and culturally influential American oratorical performances have come not from political leaders or religious visionaries, but from stand-up comics. Even though comedy and satire have been addressed by rhetorical scholarship in recent decades, little attention has been paid to stand-up. This collection is an attempt to further cultivate the growing conversation about stand-up comedy from the perspective of the rhetorical tradition. It brings together literatures from rhetorical, cultural, and humor studies to provide a unique exploration of stand-up comedy that both argues on behalf of the form’s capacity for social change and attempts to draw attention to a series of otherwise unrecognized rhetors who have made significant contributions to public culture through comedy.

Migrations

Migrations PDF
Author: University of New Mexico
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826337696
Size: 22.66 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 127
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Additional keywords : Indians, Aboriginal peoples, Native peoples, First Nations.

Coyote And Raven Go Canoeing

Coyote and Raven Go Canoeing PDF
Author: Peter Cole
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773581316
Size: 46.23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 337
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we are narrators narratives voices interlocutors of our own knowings we can determine for ourselves what our educational needs are before the coming of churches residential schools prisons before we knew how we knew we knew In a gesture toward traditional First Nations orality, Peter Cole blends poetic and dramatic voices with storytelling. A conversation between two tricksters, Coyote and Raven, and the colonized and the colonizers, his narrative takes the form of a canoe journey. Cole draws on traditional Aboriginal knowledge to move away from the western genres that have long contained, shaped, and determined ab/originality. Written in free verse, Coyote and Raven Go Canoeing is meant to be read aloud and breaks new ground by making orality the foundation of its scholarship. Cole moves beyond the rhetoric and presumption of white academic (de/re)colonizers to aboriginal spaces recreated by aboriginal peoples. Rather than employing the traditional western practice of gathering information about exoticized other, demonized other, contained other, Coyote and Raven Go Canoeing is a celebration of aboriginal thought, spirituality, and practice, a sharing of lived experience as First Peoples.

The Power Of Promises

The Power of Promises PDF
Author: Alexandra Harmon
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295800461
Size: 14.86 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Treaties with Native American groups in the Pacific Northwest have had profound and long-lasting implications for land ownership, resource access, and political rights in both the United States and Canada. In The Power of Promises, a distinguished group of scholars, representing many disciplines, discuss the treaties' legacies. In North America, where treaties have been employed hundreds of times to define relations between indigenous and colonial societies, many such pacts have continuing legal force, and many have been the focus of recent, high-stakes legal contests. The Power of Promises shows that Indian treaties have implications for important aspects of human history and contemporary existence, including struggles for political and cultural power, law's effect on people's self-conceptions, the functions of stories about the past, and the process of defining national and ethnic identities.