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The Resource That the people might live : loss and renewal in Native American elegy, Arnold Krupat

That the people might live : loss and renewal in Native American elegy, Arnold Krupat

Label
That the people might live : loss and renewal in Native American elegy
Title
That the people might live
Title remainder
loss and renewal in Native American elegy
Statement of responsibility
Arnold Krupat
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Surveys the traditions of Native American elegiac expression over several centuries. Krupat covers a variety of oral performances of loss and renewal, including the Condolence Rites of the Iroquois and the memorial ceremony of the Tlingit people known as koo'eex, examining as well a number of Ghost Dance songs, which have been reinterpreted in culturally specific ways by many different tribal nations. Krupat treats elegiac "farewell" speeches of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in considerable detail, and comments on retrospective autobiographies by Black Hawk and Black Elk. Among contemporary Native writers, he looks at elegiac work by Linda Hogan, N. Scott Momaday, Gerald Vizenor, Sherman Alexie, Maurice Kenny, and Ralph Salisbury, among others. Despite differences of language and culture, he finds that death and loss are consistently felt by Native peoples both personally and socially: someone who had contributed to the People's well-being was now gone. Native American elegiac expression offered mourners consolation so that they might overcome their grief and renew their will to sustain communal life"--
Assigning source
Publisher's Web site
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Krupat, Arnold
Dewey number
810.9897
Index
index present
LC call number
PM157
LC item number
.K78 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indian literature
  • Folk literature, Indian
  • American literature
  • Elegiac poetry, American
  • Indians of North America
  • Loss (Psychology) in literature
  • Death in literature
  • Grief in literature
Label
That the people might live : loss and renewal in Native American elegy, Arnold Krupat
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
794706425
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780801451386
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012022193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794706425
Label
That the people might live : loss and renewal in Native American elegy, Arnold Krupat
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
794706425
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780801451386
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012022193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794706425

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