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Queequeg's Coffin: Indigenous Literacies and Early American Literature
The encounter between European and native peoples in the Americas is often portrayed as a conflict between literate civilization and illiterate savagery. That perception ignores the many indigenous forms of writing that were not alphabet-based, such as Mayan pictoglyphs, Iroquois wampum, Ojibwe birch-bark scrolls, and Incan quipus. Queequeg's Coffin offers a new definition ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 6th 2012 by Duke University Press Books
(first published December 16th 2011)
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