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American Indian Literature and the Southwest: Contexts and Dispositions Eric Gary Anderson

American Indian Literature and the Southwest: Contexts and Dispositions

Eric Gary Anderson

Published January 1st 1999
ISBN : 9780292704886
Paperback
239 pages
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 About the Book 

Culture-to-culture encounters between natives and aliens have gone on for centuries in the American Southwest among American Indian tribes, between American Indians and Euro-Americans, and even, according to some, between humans andMoreCulture-to-culture encounters between natives and aliens have gone on for centuries in the American Southwest among American Indian tribes, between American Indians and Euro-Americans, and even, according to some, between humans and extraterrestrials at Roswell, New Mexico. Drawing on a wide range of cultural productions including novels, films, paintings, comic strips, and historical studies, this groundbreaking book explores the Southwest as both a real and a culturally constructed site of migration and encounter, in which the very identities of alien and native shift with each act of travel.Eric Anderson pursues his inquiry through an unprecedented range of cultural texts. These include the Roswell spacecraft myths, Leslie Marmon Silkos Almanac of the Dead, Wendy Roses poetry, the outlaw narratives of Billy the Kid, Apache autobiographies by Geronimo and Jason Betzinez, paintings by Georgia OKeeffe, New West history by Patricia Nelson Limerick, Frank Norris McTeague, Mary Austins The Land of Little Rain, Sarah Winnemuccas Life Among the Piutes, Willa Cathers The Professors House, George Herrimans modernist comic strip Krazy Kat, and A. A. Carrs Navajo-vampire novel Eye Killers.