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American Indian Rhetorics of Survivance: Word Medicine, Word Magic
American Indian Rhetorics of Survivance presents an original critical and theoretical analysis of American Indian rhetorical practices in both canonical and previously overlooked texts: autobiographies, memoirs, prophecies, and oral storytelling traditions. Ernest Stromberg assembles essays from a range of academic disciplines that investigate the rhetorical strategies of...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published July 28th 2006 by University of Pittsburgh Press
(first published 2006)
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I read this on Columbus Day and got all sorts of indignant. But "survivance," this weird space of hybridity and resistance, provides a useful lens for looking at Native texts both historical and present. Speaking of history, it seems like the trijectory has gone from using discord in the colonizers' system (ex: religious sectarianism) to address Native grievances to the colonizers, to seeking sovereignty and multi-tribe solidarity in the 70s, to a pluralism now that I partially applaud (because,...more