Through the Eye of the Deer An Anthology of Native American Women Writers

ISBN-10: 1879960583
ISBN-13: 9781879960589
Edition: 1999
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Description: By bringing together the voices of Native American women writers across time, regions, and tribes, this collection makes visible a dynamic tradition of women's wisdom and storytelling. From early legends to present-day fiction and poetry, this  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Aunt Lute Books
Publication date: 9/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

By bringing together the voices of Native American women writers across time, regions, and tribes, this collection makes visible a dynamic tradition of women's wisdom and storytelling. From early legends to present-day fiction and poetry, this tradition emphasizes women's spiritual connection to the natural world and their contributions to tribal and familial community. Central to women's strength is the role of animal figures-Coyote, Owl, Beaver and Bear-who act as guides, helpers, and personal totems, appearing unexpectedly in the modern urban landscape as well as being a constant presence in nature. The work of more than forty authors appears in this volume, representing tribes and regions extending over most of the U.S. and parts of Canada. Among the authors included are Louise Erdrich, Joy Harjo, Leslie Marmon Silko, Paula Gunn Allen, Linda Hogan and Beth Brant, along with writers whose work appears here for the first time.

Introduction
Stories of Birth and Creation
Prologue
Coyote, It Seems
Blue Horses Rush In
At Sugarloaf, 1996
Owl Woman
Awakening
Form
The Spirit Chief Names the Animal People
Women's Rites of Passage: Power and Knowledge
Deer Dancer
Atasdi: Fish Story
The Wisdom of Crows
hungry is the wolf
A Glimpse of Guardians
Reparations
Killing the Bear
Coyote Tails
Coyotismo
Coyote Learns a New Trick
Coyote Woman
Petroglyph
Deer
Estoy-eh-muut and the Kunideeyahs
Salmon Creek Road Kill
Spirit Man
Reina la del Norte
Women's Rituals: Men, Women, Family, and Kinship
The Deer Women
Mother's Message About the Oniarekowa
Story About Kunyeip
Story About Coyote
Bush's Mourning Feast
sturgeon
Weaver
thirty pieces
Above the Canyon Floor
A Story for Shatanni Ohoyo
Earthshaking Laughter
Cottonwood
The New Coyote
Women's Mysteries: Regeneration
The Dolphin Walking Stick
Onaubin Geezis / Crust on the Snow Sun
From the Sacred Stones of Coyote
Beaver Woman
Images of Salmon and You
Blackfish Meditation
Skin
Blood Sacrifice
Grampa's Song for Little Bear
Wailing With the Wolves
A Skin You Shed
Windhorse
Ggaal Comes Upriver
The Snake People
I Am the Real Hollywood Indian
Wolf Warrior

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