Dawnland Voices: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing from New England
ISBN: 0803246862
EAN13: 9780803246867
Language: English
Publication Date: September 1, 2014
Pages: 716
Dimensions: 0.80" H x 8.90" L x 6.10" W
Weight: 2.16 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
Dawnland Voices calls attention to the little-known but extraordinarily rich literary traditions of New England s Native Americans. This pathbreaking anthology includes both classic and contemporary literary works from ten New England indigenous nations: the Abenaki, Maliseet, Mi kmaq, Mohegan, Narragansett, Nipmuc, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Schaghticoke, and Wampanoag. Through literary collaboration and recovery, Siobhan Senier and Native tribal historians and scholars have crafted a unique volume covering a variety of genres and historical periods. From the earliest petroglyphs and petitions to contemporary stories and hip-hop poetry, this volume highlights the diversity and strength of New England Native literary traditions. Dawnland Voices introduces readers to the compelling and unique literary heritage in New England, banishing the misconception that real Indians and their traditions vanished from that region centuries ago.