A collection of essays–on writing, American Indian reservation life, being a woman, and family–by a distinguished writer and member of the Coeur d’Alene tribe.
November in Native American Heritage Month. Celebrate the rich history and culture of Native peoples with this sampling of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, all written by Native American authors.
Native scholar Paula Gunn Allen’s work reexamines the romanticized legend of Pocahontas as told by John Smith, and introduces readers to a gifted young woman, devoted to her people and destined to play a significant role in American history.
In these poems, the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human. Stomp dance songs, blues, and jazz ballads echo throughout. Lost ancestors are recalled. Resilient songs are born, even as they grieve the loss of their country.