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Introduces young readers to the thoughts and feelings of Native Americans with samples of literary and verbal expressions that give voice to centuries-old orals traditions and the powerful voices of contemporary writers.
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Grade 9 Up?This anthology is divided into four sections?beliefs, traditions, change, and survival?each of which is prefaced with an introduction explaining what its broad theme means. Although many recent books on Native cultural history take this approach, Harvey addresses the topics through Indian voices rather than through anthropology. Roughly chronological, the sections on "beliefs" and "traditions" contain more historical voices, while "change" and "survival" focus on contemporary writers. But those categories are by no means exclusive; indeed, the arrangements of modern poetry, speeches, prayers, short stories, and autobiographical essays within each chapter convey the timelessness of Native beliefs and traditions as well as the fluidity of change and survival. The 38 selections contain some surprises, such as Buddy Red Bow's lyrics to his rock-and-roll song, "Black Hills Dreamer," and Jack Forbes's satirical piece on who is eligible to play in an all-Indian basketball tournament ("Only Approved Indians Can Play: Made in USA"), as well as contributions from some familiar names (Black Elk, Louise Erdrich, N. Scott Momaday). Black-and-white reproductions of the paintings of Native artists are unobtrusively scattered throughout. Sources for each of the poems and prose pieces are given. A succinct book that will make a fine addition to most collections.?Lisa Mitten, University of Pittsburgh, PA
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