The Moccasin Maker

The Moccasin Maker

by E. Pauline Johnson
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Long, before American Indian women's literature achieved its current popularity, the writings of E. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913) pioneered the field. A mixed-blood of Mohawk-English descent, Johnson gained renown for her literary recitals and theatrical performances in Canada, England, and the United States, being billed at turn of the century as the "Mohawk Princess".… See more details below

Overview

Long, before American Indian women's literature achieved its current popularity, the writings of E. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913) pioneered the field. A mixed-blood of Mohawk-English descent, Johnson gained renown for her literary recitals and theatrical performances in Canada, England, and the United States, being billed at turn of the century as the "Mohawk Princess". Many of Johnson's stories in The Moccasin Maker depict nineteenth-century India women cause between the forces of cultural continuity and the pressures of assimilation.

Critics in Johnson's own day praised her treatment of Indian themes and her descriptions of nature, but they ignored her vivid portrayals of women. In this edition of Johnson's stories, A. LaVonne Brown Ruoff corrects this oversight and provides an extensive introduction and annotations to place Johnson and her work solidly within the genres of American Indian and women's fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406534870
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >