AMCULT 232 - Native American Literature
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Requirements & Distribution:
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With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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While nearly everyone associates Native Americans with oral traditions, fewer are familiar with the prodigious amount of writing they have done since the eighteenth century. In the United States context, the earliest Indian writers produced sermons, autobiographies, newspaper editorials, tribal histories, and other non-fictional fare, followed by novels, poems, plays, operas, and more. In every historical period, Indian writers sought to correct misrepresentations, advance their interests, “speak truth to power,” and participate as equals in the public sphere. Whether critiquing racism, advocating for education and citizenship, or promoting “Red Power” and “sovereignty” in the civil rights period and beyond, Native Americans have created a fascinating literary history, the outlines of which are the subject of this course. This course is a survey from 1768 to the present, with literary texts firmly situated in historical contexts.

Course Requirements:

Required work: papers, exams, and short reading quizzes.

Intended Audience:

This class serves as a gateway to the Native American Studies minor. No previous experience with Native American Studies is required, and all are welcome.

AMCULT 232 - Native American Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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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: 9780803283916
Black Elk speaks, Author: John G. Neihardt ; with a new introduction by Philip J. Deloria and annotations by Raymond J. DeMallie. The comple 2014
ISBN: 9780802170378
Flight, Author: Sherman Alexie., Publisher: Black cat 1. ed., [N 2007
ISBN: 0143121286
Storyteller, Author: Leslie Marmon Silko., Publisher: Penguin Books 2012
ISBN: 0826304362
The way to Rainy Mountain, Author: N. Scott Momaday., Publisher: Univ. of New Mexico Press Repr. 1991
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