AMCULT 328 - Native American Literature
Section: 001
Term: WN 2012
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This class will survey the history of American Indian literature in English, starting in the nineteenth century and concluding in our own time. Genres will include protest writing, autobiography, tribal history, fiction, poetry, and memoir. Notable authors will include William Apess, Zitkala Sa, D’Arcy McNickle, Leslie Silko, James Welch, and David Treuer (who will visit our class in April). Texts will always be situated in their historical contexts, and a critical discourse will provided to help us make sense of things.

Course Requirements:

This discussion-based class will require students to write short essays and one major research paper; there will also be reading quizzes and exams.

Intended Audience:

No previous experience with Native American studies is required.

Class Format:


AMCULT 328 - Native American Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 0820318094
Cherokee editor : the writings of Elias Boudinot, Author: ed., with an introd., by Theda Perdue., Publisher: Univ. of Georgia Press 1996
ISBN: 1558491074
A son of the forest and other writings, Author: by William Apess, a Pequot ; edited and with an introduction by Barry O'Connell., Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press 1997
ISBN: 0142437093
American Indian stories, legends, and other writings, Author: Zitkala-Sa ; edited with an introduction and notes by Cathy N. Davidson and Ada Norris., Publisher: Penguin 2003
ISBN: 1438425406
Black Elk speaks : being the life story of a holy man of the Oglala Sioux, Author: as told through John G. Neihardt (Flaming Rainbow) ; annotated by Raymond J. DeMallie ; with illustrations by Standing Bear., Publisher: Excelsior Editions, State University Press of New York Press Premier ed 2008
ISBN: 0143104918
Ceremony, Author: Leslie Marmon Silko., Publisher: Penguin Books [30th anni 2006
ISBN: 0802119719
Rez Life An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life., Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr
ISBN: 0802144896
War dances., Author: by Sherman Alexie., Publisher: Grove [Nachdr.] 2010
ISBN: 031265362X
First Peoples: A Documentary Survey of American Indian History, Author: Colin G. Calloway, Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's 4TH 2011
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