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Yellow Woman
By Leslie Silko

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Yellow Woman by Leslie Silko

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Bold and impassioned, sharp and defiant, Leslie Marmon Silko's essays evoke the spirit and voice of Native Americans. Whether she is exploring the vital importance literature and language play in Native American heritage, illuminating the inseparability of the land and the Native American people, enlivening the ways and wisdom of the old-time people, or exploding in outrage over the government's long-standing, racist treatment of Native Americans, Silko does so with eloquence and power, born from her profound devotion to all that is Native American. "Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit" is written with the fire of necessity. Silko's call to be heard is unmistakable; there are stories to remember, injustices to redress, ways of life to preserve. It is a work of major importance, filled with indispensable truths--a work by an author with an original voice and a unique access to both worlds.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780684827070
ISBN-10: 0684827077
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 23-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Leslie Silko

Leslie Marmon Silko: One of the reasons I felt I must write the essays in this book was to remedy this country's shocking ignorance of its own history. U.S. history courses in elementary and secondary schools usually begin with the arrival of the Englishspeaking Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock or, if the teacher is quite daring, with the failed colony at Roanoke, Virginia- Yet the true history of the United States begins thousands of years earlier with the stories of the paleo-Indian mammoth hunters on the plains of what is now northeastern and north-central New Mexico. These ancestors of the Pueblo Indian people did more than survive, they learned to thrive under the harsh conditions of the southwest desert. In 1540, when the Spaniards marched into what is now Arizona and New Mexico, they found large, prosperous villages which reminded them of towns in Spain; and so they called the people "indios pueblos"-"pueblo" is the Spanish word for "town." The "indios pueblos" did not take the invasion of their land lying down- they resisted bitterly, and in 1680, they expelled the Spaniards to El Paso for twelve years. In 1689, to make peace with the Pueblos, the King of Spain recognized each of the Pueblos as sovereign nations under international law Thus, the Pueblos of New Mexico (and Hopi of Arizona) were acknowledged as nations by international law, almost one hundred years before the United States even existed. If our U.S. educational system actually gave students a complete history of this country, a great deal of prejudice aimed at Native Americans, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Spanish-speaking U.S. citizens might be ended as our school children began to understand who really settled this country, and who really did the work of planting crops, mining ore, and building cities and railroads. Until the whole story of the origins of the United States of America is known, there can be no justice, and without justice, there can be no peace. Reading Group Discussion Points Other Books With Reading Group Guides

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