Study of Native American Women Novelists - Sophia Alice Callahan, Mourning Dove, and Ella Cara Deloria

Author: Sligh, Gary Lee
Year:2002
Pages:144
ISBN:0-7734-6819-6
978-0-7734-6819-1
Price:139.95

Reviews

“Gary Lee Sligh’s present study is an invaluable contribution to ongoing investigations in this particular vein. He explores in depth the first three American Indian women to write novels in English: S. Alice Callaghan, Mourning Dove, and Ella Cara Deloria; as well, Sligh analyzes contemporary authors, including Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, Linda Hogan, Paula Gunn Allen, Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Janet Campbell Hale, Anna Lee Walters, Betty Louise Bell, Diane Glancy, and Susan Powers. Of special interest is Sligh’s treatment of Ignatia Broker; in particular, he examines her only published novel, Night Flying Woman: An Ojibway Narrative. In it, Ignatia Broker reflects on the crucially important nexus between stories and cultural memory, a theme that runs through Gary Sligh’s study of activism, accommodation, and autobiography in novels by American Indian women.” – Dr. Maurice Kilwein Guevara

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. Women’s Voices
2. A Heritage of Activism
3. The Challenge of Accommodation
4. Autobiographical Works
5. Conclusion
Bibliography
Index