American Indian Autobiography

American Indian Autobiography

by H. David Brumble III



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520062450
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 01/28/1988
Pages: 336

About the Author

H. David Brumble III is a professor of English and religious studies at the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of several books, including, most recently, Classical Myths and Legends in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Table of Contents

New Introduction
1: Preliterate Traditions of American Indian Autobiography
2: The Preliterate Traditions at Work: White Bull, Two Leggings, and Sarah Winnemucca
3: Editors, Ghosts, and Amanuenses
4: Don Talayesva and Gregorio: Two Indian Autobiographers and Their Social Scientists
5: Sam Blowsnake: Adapting Oral Forms to Written Autobiography
6: Albert Hensley: Alternate Versions of the Self
7: Charles Alexander Eastman's Indian Boyhood: Romance, Nostalgia, and Social Darwinism
8: N. Scott Momaday: Oral to Written Tradition
Concluding Postscript
Appendix: Lévi-Strauss's Unmentioned Sorcerer
The Autobiographies
Bibliography of Other Sources Cited

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