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Native writers : voices of power / Kim Sigafus, Lyle Ernst.

Sigafus, Kim. (Author). Ernst, Lyle. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hawley Public Library J 810.9897 SIG (Text) 33500012761946 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780977918386
  • ISBN: 0977918386
  • Physical Description: xv, 95 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Summertown, Tenn. : 7th Generation, ©2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
MN American Indian literature.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 88-90).
Formatted Contents Note:
Sherman Alexie : Spokane and Coeur d'Alene -- Louise Erdrich : Ojibwe -- Joseph Boyden : Ojibwe -- N. Scott Momaday : Kiowa and Cherokee -- Marilyn Dumont : Cree and Met́is -- Tomson Highway : Cree -- Joseph Bruchac : Abenaki -- Maria Campbell : Met́is -- Nicola Campbell : Interior Salish of NLE7KEPMX (Thompson) and NSILX (Okanagan/Met́is) -- Tim Tangle : Chickasaw and Choctaw. 500.
Summary, etc.:
A collection of the works of Native American writers including the historical events that influenced Native American education, as well as the individuals who inspired these Native writers.
Target Audience Note:

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 November #1
    Based on personal interviews and research, this collective biography of 10 contemporary Native American writers in the U. S. and Canada includes the famous—Sherman Alexie, Joseph Bruchac, Louise Erdrich—as well as some of the lesser known. Each chapter profile covers the writer's personal life, work, and traditions. Without reverence, the writers discuss wanting to pass on their legacy as they set the record straight, exposing the stereotypes and distortions of the European American perspective. Marilyn Dumont talks about the "do-gooders" who are continuously trying to "make brown children into white children," and about her double life caught between worlds. Bruchac acknowledges the violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and poverty common to reservation life, even as he celebrates the beautiful land and people. Occasional sidebars cover historical events, including the Trail of Tears and Native Americans' brutal forced assimilation in the residential school system. Part of the Native Trailblazers series, the open book design with small portraits will attract many readers who will use the extensive back matter to find the writers' original works. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: American literature > Indian authors > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Indians in literature.
American literature > Indian authors.
Indians in literature.
Indian authors > Biography.
Indians in literature.
Native Americans in literature.
Indians of North America > Biography.
> Biography. American literature > Native Americans authors.
> Biography. Native Americans authors.
American literature > Indian authors.
> Biography. Native Americans.
Genre: Biography.
Juvenile works.
Young adult nonfiction.

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