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Blue Dawn, Red Earth: New Native American Storytellers
In recent decades, Native American literature has experienced a resurgence in prominence and popularity. Beginning with the 1969 publication of N. Scott Momaday's Pulitzer Prize–winning novel House Made of Dawn, and continuing with the work of Paula Gunn Allen, Linda Hogan, Louise Erdrich, and Craig Lesley, American Indian writers have become an increasingly visible part o ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Anchor
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These are strong, well-written stories. Serious, humorous, witty, slice of life, magical or spiritual, thought provoking, they run the gambit. There is a Native American bent to many of the stories, some obvious was with the interface with the spirit world, and some not so obvious. Whether or not you read these stories for a depiction of life through Native American eyes, this is a collection of stories that will entertain the reader and depending on your connection to the story, you may experie ...more
I read it some time ago, I remember being effected by some very profound messages in some short "simple" stories. I also remember I enjoyed the many different ways stories were told, it was quite refreshing to find a new school thought besides the stale story telling styles that are popular. The only thing I disliked is the nostalgic and sometimes mythological ways of talking about Native Americans. I disliked it because it is like saying the Disney world cartoons are the same as nature shows.
Cliffor Trafzer is Director of American Indian Studies at University of California, Riverside. Raised in Arizona, Clifford Trafzer was born to parents of Wyandot Indian and German-English blood. He earned a B.A. and M.A. in history at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where he also worked as an archivist for Special Collections. He earned a Ph.D. in American History in 1973 with a specialt ...moreMore about Clifford E. Trafzer...