American Indian Intellectual Tradition by David Martynez
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American Indian Intellectual Tradition
By David Martynez

The American Indian Intellectual Tradition

An Anthology of Writings from 1772 to 1972

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American Indian Intellectual Tradition by David Martynez

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In The American Indian Intellectual Tradition, David Martinez presents thirty-one essays that exemplify Native American intellectual culture across two centuries. The occasion for many of the pieces was the exertion of colonial and then federal power to limit or obliterate the authority and autonomy of American Indians. The writers featured were activists for their home communities and for all indigenous people. Martinez divides his book into three critical epochs of American Indian history with section introductions that provide political context for the selected readings. Works by Vine Deloria Jr., Elias Johnson, Laura Cornelius Kellogg, Susette La Flesche, D'Arcy McNickle, Samson Occom, John Ross, and twenty-one other writers and community leaders are accompanied by bibliographies. The essays display the diversity and sophistication of American Indian writers; although Martinez's approach is pan-Indian, each author is situated in terms of his or her specific culture, politics, and historical context. At the same time, throughout the book there are significant recurring themes that enable the reader to appreciate the scope of the American Indian intellectual tradition and the common cultural standpoints that bind these various writers together.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801476549
ISBN-10: 0801476542
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Pages: 424
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 22-Dec-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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