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Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature
  • Format
  • Authored by: Jennifer McClinton-Temple and Alan Velie
  • From the Series: Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816056560
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5656-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 06/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 810.9
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 480


American Indians have produced some of the most powerful and lyrical literature ever written in North America. Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature covers the field from the earliest recorded works to some of today's most exciting writers. This encyclopedia features the most respected, widely read, and influential American Indian writers to date.

Coverage includes:

  • Sherman Alexie
  • American Indian Literary Renaissance
  • Assimilation
  • Ceremony
  • Louise Erdrich
  • Joy Harjo
  • House Made of Dawn
  • Love Medicine
  • Leslie Marmon Silko
  • D’Arcy McNickle
  • N. Scott Momaday
  • Native "chic"
  • Samson Occom
  • Simon Ortiz
  • Reservation life
  • The Way to Rainy Mountain
  • Trail of Tears
  • Gerald Vizenor
  • James Welch
  • Zitkala-Sa
  • and much more.


Index. Appendix. Bibliographies. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

Jennifer McClinton-Temple holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma and is assistant professor of English at King's College in Pennsylvania.

Alan Velie holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and is the David Ross Boyd Professor at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of Shakespeare's Repentance Plays: The Search for an Adequate Form and Four American Indian Literary Masters: A Study of James Welch, Scott Momaday, Gerald Vizenor and Leslie Silko. Velie has edited The Lightning Within; American Indian Literature, an anthology of traditional and contemporary Indian literature; and Native American Perspectives on Literature and History.

Reviews and Awards

"...informative and useful...more current and expansive than [the competition]..."

"...compact and accessible..."
SLJ Curriculum Connections

"The strengths of this reference work are its inclusion of male and female American Indian authors from a variety of genres...Recommended."

"...an excellent resource...I would be thrilled to add this volume to our literary criticism collection...Recommended."
Library Media Connection

"...the writing is clear and accessible throughout and has broad gender and geographic coverage...this fine volume can support both literature and American-Indian studies and will be a worthwhile and timely addition."
School Library Journal

"...brings together solid information from scattered sources, facilitating research on an esoteric subject. Recommended for all public and academic reference collections."
Library Journal

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