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Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History

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Once the most powerful indigenous nation in the southeastern United States, the Cherokees survive and thrive as a people nearly two centuries after the Trail of Tears and a hundred years after the allotment of Indian Territory. In Our Fire Survives the Storm, Daniel Heath Justice traces the expression of Cherokee identity in that nation’s literary tradition. 

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Paperback, 296 pages
Published June 6th 2006 by Univ Of Minnesota Press
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
A passionate and rigorous scholarly look at Cherokee history/literatures. I've kind of lost my taste for most of these kinds of books since dropping out of my PhD program, but this is an example of the one of the best of these sorts of works. Lots to treasure and think about.
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clear writing, a wide array of textual analysis, focused perspective. an all-around recommended critical work.
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Daniel Heath Justice is a U.S.-born Canadian citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and the author of Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History (2006) (University of Minnesota Press) as well as an Indigenous fantasy trilogy, The Way of Thorn & Thunder--Kynship (2005), Wyrwood (2006), and Dreyd (2007)--all published by Kegedonce Press. He teaches Aboriginal literatures at the ...more
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