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The Resource That dream shall have a name : native Americans rewriting America, David L. Moore

That dream shall have a name : native Americans rewriting America, David L. Moore

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That dream shall have a name : native Americans rewriting America
Title
That dream shall have a name
Title remainder
native Americans rewriting America
Statement of responsibility
David L. Moore
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The founding idea of "America" has been based largely on the expected sweeping away of Native Americans to make room for EuroAmericans and their cultures. In this authoritative study, David L. Moore examines the works of five well-known Native American writers and their efforts, since the nation's early days, to redefine an "America" and "American identity" that includes Native Americans. That Dream Shall Have a Name focuses on the writing of Pequot Methodist minister William Apess in the 1830s; on Northern Paiute activist Sarah Winnemucca in the 1880s; on Salish/Me;tis novelist, historian, and activist D'Arcy McNickle in the 1930s; on Laguna poet and novelist Leslie Marmon Silko; and on Spokane poet, novelist, humorist, and filmmaker Sherman Alexie in the latter twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Moore studies these five writers' stories about the conflicted topics of sovereignty, community, identity, and authenticity--always tinged with irony and often with humor. He shows how Native Americans have tried from the beginning to shape an American narrative closer to its own ideals, one that does not include the death and destruction of their peoples. This compelling work offers keen insights into the relationships between Native and American identity and politics in a way that is both accessible to newcomers and compelling to those already familiar with these fields. "--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
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Moore, David L.
Index
index present
LC call number
PS508.I5
LC item number
M64 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Indians in literature
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Native American
  • American literature
  • Indians
  • Literature
  • Literatur
  • Indianer
  • USA
Label
That dream shall have a name : native Americans rewriting America, David L. Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Fool soldiers -- Knowing it was to come: sovereignty as sacrifice -- A plethora of animistic factors immersed in ethereal realities: community as animism -- The soul of the Indian is immortal: identity as change -- The creative ability of Indian people: authenticity as translation -- The last laugh: humor and humanity in Native American pluralism -- Conclusion: America's struggle with authenticity -- Biographical appendix
Control code
839395985
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 465 pages
Isbn
9780803211087
Lccn
2013034297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)839395985
Label
That dream shall have a name : native Americans rewriting America, David L. Moore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Fool soldiers -- Knowing it was to come: sovereignty as sacrifice -- A plethora of animistic factors immersed in ethereal realities: community as animism -- The soul of the Indian is immortal: identity as change -- The creative ability of Indian people: authenticity as translation -- The last laugh: humor and humanity in Native American pluralism -- Conclusion: America's struggle with authenticity -- Biographical appendix
Control code
839395985
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 465 pages
Isbn
9780803211087
Lccn
2013034297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)839395985

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