American Indian Rhetorics of Survivance

American Indian Rhetorics of Survivance

by Ernest Stromberg
     
 

The book examines the complex and sophisticated efforts of American Indian writers and orators to constructively engage an often hostile and resistant white audience through language and other symbol systems.See more details below

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The book examines the complex and sophisticated efforts of American Indian writers and orators to constructively engage an often hostile and resistant white audience through language and other symbol systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822959250
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
Pitt Comp Literacy Culture Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Rhetoric and American Indians : an introduction1
Red Jacket's rhetoric : postocolonial persuasions on the Native frontiers of the early American Republic15
(Native) American jeremiad : the "mixedblood" rhetoric of William Apess34
"Forked justice" : Elias Boudinot, the US Constitution, and Cherokee removal50
Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins : her wrongs and claims69
Resistance and mediation : the rhetoric of irony in Indian boarding school narratives by Francis La Flesche and Zitkala-Sa95
Sundance behind bars : the rhetoric of Leonard Peltier's prison writings110
De-assimilation as the need to tell : Native American writers, Bakhtin, and autobiography131
Inside the circle, outside the circle : the continuance of Native American storytelling and the development of rhetorical strategies in English149
Critical tricksters : race, theory, and old Indian legends167
Communicating history : James Welch's killing Custer and the cultural translation of the battle of the Little Bighorn196
The world made visible : Leslie Marmon Silko's almanac of the dead214
American Indian sovereignty : now you see it, now you don't238
Wennebojo meets a "real Indian"256

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