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"That the people might live" : loss and renewal in Native American elegy /

Arnold Krupat.

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Main Author: Krupat, Arnold.
Published: Ithaca [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press, 2012.
Topics: Indian literature - United States - History and criticism. | Folk literature, Indian - History and criticism. | American literature - Indian authors - History and criticism. | Elegiac poetry, American - Indian authors - History and criticism. | Indians of North America - Funeral customs and rites. | Loss (Psychology) in literature. | Death in literature. | Grief in literature. | Elegiac poetry, American - Indian authors - History and criticism. | LITERARY CRITICISM - Native American. | LITERARY CRITICISM - American - General.
Regions: United States
Genres: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc.
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245 10|a"That the people might live" :|bloss and renewal in Native American elegy /|cArnold Krupat.
260 |aIthaca [N.Y.] :|bCornell University Press,|c2012.
300 |a1 online resource (xii, 242 pages) :|billustrations
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504 |aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 00|tList of Illustrations --|tAcknowledgments --|tIntroduction --|g1.|tOral Performances (i) --|tThe Iroquois Condolence Rites --|tThe Tlingit Koo. 'eex' --|tOccasional Elegy --|tSome Ghost Dance Songs as Elegy --|g2.|tOral Performances (ii) --|t"Logan's Lament" --|tBlack Hawk's "Surrender Speech" --|tChief Sealth's Farewell --|tTwo Farewells by Cochise --|tThe Surrender of Chief Joseph --|g3.|tAuthors and Writers --|tBlack Hawk's Life --|tBlack Elk Speaks --|tWilliam Apess's Eulogy on King Philip --|tThe Elegiac Poetry of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, John Rollin Ridge, and Others --|g4.|tElegy in the "Native American Renaissance" and After --|tProse Elegy in Momaday, Hogan, and Vizenor --|tElegiac Poetry --|gAppendix.|tBest Texts of the Speeches Considered in Chapter 2 --|tNotes --|tWorks Cited --|tIndex.
520 |a"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"--|cPublisher's Web site.
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