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Old Lady Trill, The Victory Yell

The Power of Women in Native American Literature


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ISBN
0203507835,
Language
English
Category
Subject American literature -- Indian authors -- History and criticism.

Description

Focusing on the work of four of the twentieth century's most famous Native American authors, Zitkala-Sa, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich and Sherman Alexie, this work argues that a tribal construct of gender relations, where the relationship between male and female roles is complementary rather than hierarchical, accounts for the existence of empowered female characters in Native American literature.