The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast

The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast

by Lisa Brooks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816647836

ISBN-13: 9780816647835

Pub. Date: 10/02/2008

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Literary critics frequently portray early Native American writers either as individuals caught between two worlds or as subjects who, even as they defied the colonial world, struggled to exist within it. In striking counterpoint to these analyses, Lisa Brooks demonstrates the ways in which Native leaders-including Samson Occom, Joseph Brant, Hendrick Aupaumut, and

Overview

Literary critics frequently portray early Native American writers either as individuals caught between two worlds or as subjects who, even as they defied the colonial world, struggled to exist within it. In striking counterpoint to these analyses, Lisa Brooks demonstrates the ways in which Native leaders-including Samson Occom, Joseph Brant, Hendrick Aupaumut, and William Apess-adopted writing as a tool to reclaim rights and land in the Native networks of what is now the northeastern United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816647835
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
10/02/2008
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

A Note on the Maps xvi

Introduction: A Map to the Common Pot xix

1 Alnobawogan, Wlogan, Awikhigan: Entering Native Space 1

2 Restoring a Dish Turned Upside Down: Samson Occom, the Mohegan Land Case, and the Writing of Communal Remembrance 51

3 Two Paths to Peace: Competing Visions of the Common Pot 106

4 Regenerating the Village Dish: William Apess and the Mashpee Woodland Revolt 163

5 Envisioning New England as Native Space: William Apess's Eulogy on King Philip 198

6 Awikhigawogan: Mapping the Genres of Indigenous Writing in the Network of Relations 219

7 Concluding Thoughts from Wabanaki Space: Literacy and the Oral Tradition 246

Notes 255

Index 321

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