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Author Ramsey, Jarold, 1937-

Title Reading the fire : the traditional Indian literatures of America / Jarold Ramsey
Edition Revised and expanded
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 332 pages)
Contents 1. Creations and Origins -- 2. Coyote and Friends: An Experiment in Interpretive Bricolage -- 3. The Poetry and Drama of Healing: The Iroquoian Condolence Ritual and the Navajo Night Chant -- 4. From Mythic to Fictive in a Nez Perce Orpheus Myth -- 5. "The Hunter Who Had an Elk for a Guardian Spirit," and the Ecological Imagination -- 6. The Wife Who Goes Out like a Man, Comes Back as a Hero: The Art of Two Oregon Indian Narratives -- 7. Uncursing the Misbegotten in a Tillamook Incest Story -- 8. Genderic and Racial Appropriation in Victoria Howard's "The Honorable Milt" [Howard] -- 9. Simon Fraser's Canoe; or, Capsizing into Myth [Fraser]
10. Fish-Hawk and Other Heroes -- 11. Retroactive Prophecy in Western Indian Narrative -- 12. The Bible in Western Indian Mythology -- 13. Ti-Jean and the Seven-headed Dragon: Instances of Native American Assimilation of European Folklore -- 14. Francis La Flesche's "The Song of Flying Crow" and the Limits of Ethnography [La Flesche] -- 15. Tradition and Individual Talents in Modern Indian Writing [Indians, Indigenous, Aboriginal or Native peoples, First Nations]
Summary "Reading the Fire engages America's "first literatures," traditional Native American tales and legends, as literary art and part of our collective imaginative heritage. This revised edition includes four new essays."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-323) and index
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Subject Folk literature, Indian -- West (U.S.) -- History and criticism
Indian literature -- West (U.S.) -- History and criticism
Folk literature, Indian.
Indian literature.
Literatur -- USA -- Indianerautoren.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
United States, West.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99013656
ISBN 0295803509 (electronic bk.)
9780295803500 (electronic bk.)