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Native American Literature

A Very Short Introduction

Sean Teuton

19 January 2018

ISBN: 9780199944521

176 pages

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Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99



North American Indigenous literature reaches back thousands of years to when the continent's original inhabitants first circled fires and shared tales. Sean Teuton tells its story, from when oral narrative first inspired Indigenous writers in English, through their later adaptations of the novel to serve creative and political needs.

  • The first narrative on the emergence of North American Indigenous literature
  • A place for discovery of virtually unknown literary achievements by Indigenous people
  • An entry into fascinating Indigenous ways of life and worldviews
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Sean Teuton, Associate professor of English and American Indian Studies; director, American Indian Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sean Teuton is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Arkansas and author of Red Land, Red Power: Grounding Knowledge in the American Indian Novel. He divides his time between Fayetteville, Arkansas and the neighboring Cherokee Nation, where he is a citizen.

Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    1. The man made of words
    2. Oral literatures
    3. To write in English
    4. From artifact to intellectual
    5. Indigenous literary studies
    6. The indigenous novel
    7. Indigenous futurity
    Further reading