The Old Lady Trill, the Victory Yell: The Power of Women in Native American Literature

The Old Lady Trill, the Victory Yell: The Power of Women in Native American Literature

by Patrice Hollrah

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135938925
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/24/2004
Series: Native Americans: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 317 KB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Chapter 1Introduction: "Writing Is Different from Tribe to Tribe": Historical and Cultural Contexts1
Chapter 2"The Old Lady Trill, the Victory Yell": Why Feminist Theory Does Not Apply to Native American Literature17
Chapter 3"We Must Be Masters of Our Circumstances": Rhetorical Sovereignty as Political Resistance in the Life and Works of Zitkala-Sa27
Chapter 4"The Men in the Bar Feared Her": The Power of Ayah in Leslie Marmon Silko's "Lullaby"53
Chapter 5"Women Are Strong, Strong, Terribly Strong": Female Intellectual Sovereignty in the Works of Louise Erdrich89
Chapter 6"'I'm Talking Like a Twentieth-Century Indian Woman'": Contemporary Female Warriors in the Works of Sherman Alexie133
Chapter 7Conclusion: "Indian Women Were and Are Powerful": Intellectual Sovereignty and the Strength of Female Warriors171
Notes177
Bibliography183
Index191

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