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The Resource Plateau Indian Ways with Words : the Rhetorical Tradition of the Tribes of the Inland Pacific Northwest, Barbara Monroe ; foreward by Scott Richard Lyons

Plateau Indian Ways with Words : the Rhetorical Tradition of the Tribes of the Inland Pacific Northwest, Barbara Monroe ; foreward by Scott Richard Lyons

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Plateau Indian Ways with Words : the Rhetorical Tradition of the Tribes of the Inland Pacific Northwest
Title
Plateau Indian Ways with Words
Title remainder
the Rhetorical Tradition of the Tribes of the Inland Pacific Northwest
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Monroe ; foreward by Scott Richard Lyons
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Plateau Indian Ways with Words, Barbara Monroe makes visible the arts of persuasion of the Plateau Indians, whose ancestral grounds stretch from the Cascades to the Rockies, revealing a chain of cultural identification that predates the colonial period and continues to this day"--
  • "In Plateau Indian Ways with Words, Barbara Monroe makes visible the arts of persuasion of the Plateau Indians, whose ancestral grounds stretch from the Cascades to the Rockies, revealing a chain of cultural identification that predates the colonial period and continues to this day. Culling from hundreds of student writings from grades 7-12 in two reservation schools, Monroe finds that students employ the same persuasive techniques as their forebears, as evidenced in dozens of post-conquest speech transcriptions and historical writings. These persuasive strategies have survived not just across generations, but also across languages from Indian to English and across multiple genres from telegrams and Supreme Court briefs to school essays and hip hop lyrics. Anecdotal evidence, often dramatically recreated; sarcasm and humor; suspended or unstated thesis; suspenseful arrangement; intimacy with and respect for one's audience as co-authors of meaning-these are among the privileged markers in this particular indigenous rhetorical tradition. Such strategies of personalization, as Monroe terms them, run exactly counter to Euro-American academic standards that value secondary, distant sources; "objective" evidence; explicit theses; "logical" arrangement. Not surprisingly, scores for Native students on mandated tests are among the lowest in the nation. While Monroe questions the construction of this so-called achievement gap on multiple levels, she argues that educators serving Native students need to seek out points of cultural congruence, selecting assignments and assessments where culturally marked norms converge, rather than collide. New media have opened up many possibilities for this kind of communicative inclusivity. But seizing such opportunities is predicated on educators, first, recognizing Plateau Indian students' distinctive rhetoric, and then honoring their sovereign right to use it. This book provides that first step"--
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Monroe, Barbara
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pittsburgh Series in Composition, Literacy and Culture
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  • Persuasion (Rhetoric)
  • Indian students
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
  • Indian students
  • Persuasion (Rhetoric)
  • Pacific Northwest
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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Plateau Indian Ways with Words : the Rhetorical Tradition of the Tribes of the Inland Pacific Northwest, Barbara Monroe ; foreward by Scott Richard Lyons
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Foreword // Scott Richard Lyons -- Introduction -- 1. "Real Indians" Don't Rap: Theorizing Indigenous Rhetorics -- 2. Defining Principles of Plateau Indian Rhetoric -- 3. Speaking Straight in Indian Languages, 1855-1870 -- 4. Writing in English, 1910-1921 -- 5. Deliberating Publicly, 1955-1956 -- 6. Writing in School, 2000-2004 -- 7. Reassessing the Achievement Gap -- Afterword // Kristin L. Arola -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn883281487
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822979562
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt75d926
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remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883281487
Label
Plateau Indian Ways with Words : the Rhetorical Tradition of the Tribes of the Inland Pacific Northwest, Barbara Monroe ; foreward by Scott Richard Lyons
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Foreword // Scott Richard Lyons -- Introduction -- 1. "Real Indians" Don't Rap: Theorizing Indigenous Rhetorics -- 2. Defining Principles of Plateau Indian Rhetoric -- 3. Speaking Straight in Indian Languages, 1855-1870 -- 4. Writing in English, 1910-1921 -- 5. Deliberating Publicly, 1955-1956 -- 6. Writing in School, 2000-2004 -- 7. Reassessing the Achievement Gap -- Afterword // Kristin L. Arola -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn883281487
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822979562
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt75d926
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883281487

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