Tribal Theory in Native American Literature

University of Nebraska PressSKU: 9780803232730

Penelope Myrtle Kelsey
Grade Levels:
College, University
Dakota, Iroquois, Lakota, Mohawk, Plains, Sioux, Woodland
Book Type:
University of Nebraska Press

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Tribal Theory in Native American Literature: Dakota and Haudenosaunee Writing and Indigenous Worldviews offers an Indigenous approach to literary criticism as Seneca scholar examines Dakota and Mohawk authors' works. Penelope Myrtle Kelsey is a professor of English literature at Western Illinois University and she brings her academic background as well as an Indigenous sensibility to the study of specific Dakota authors such as Marie McLaughlin, Charles Eastman, Zitkala-èa (Gertrude Bonnin), Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Ella Deloria, and Philip Red Eagle. She also examines the poetry of Maurice Kenny, in her chapter, Tribal Theory Travels: Kanien'kehaka Poet Maurice Kenny and the Gantowisas. This insightful study is recommended to English literature scholars whose interest is works by Indigenous authors.

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