Returning the Gift Poetry and Prose from the First North American Native Writers' Festival

ISBN-10: 0816514860

ISBN-13: 9780816514861

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joseph Bruchac, Association for the Study of American Indian Literature Staff, Bruchac

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List price: $24.95
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 8/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 401
Size: 6.20" wide x 9.23" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

JOSEPH BRUCHAC is a poet, storyteller, and author of more than sixty books for children and adults who has received many literary honors, including the American Book Award and the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. He is of Abenaki and Slovak heritage, and lives in Greenfield Center, New York.

Returning the Gift: An Introduction
On a Festival Called Returning the Gift
Red Blues
Quincentennial Ghostdance Song
The Wolf Is Howling
Before the Long Night
Mecosta Corner Bar
Three Okie Coyotes
Dying Back
Old Students of the New Physics
[she had picked coyote up]
In the Picture I Don't See
A Chapter from The Indian Chronicles
Coming Back I Heard Mother Earth
My Spirit Raised Its Hands
New York Times in the Supermarket
Washashe Airlines
The Heart's Resilience
The Graverobbers and the Oldest Word
Where I Was That Day
Living History
"Native Americans" vs. "The Poets"
Trailing You
Sig Elm
I Saw Charlie
Grandfather Visions
A Horse Called Tradition
Consider If You Will
Ute Delta
Recollecting the Gift
On Gene Rose Calling Me About Granddad Little Coon
Another Road for Creek Sounds and for Smoke
Visitations 7-2-92
You Know Who You Are
Round Women
roll call
another saturday night . . .
She Said They Say
Zenith Supplies
City Games of Life and Death
Visiting Professor and the Yellow Sky
poem without an end
Ernestine's House, Hoonah, Alaska, 6 A.M.
At Grand Canyon II
Ninety-eighter Creek
Blanket Poem # 2: The Pox
Blanket Poem # 4: Visiting Day
Indian Education Blues
Hunting Sequence
On Loosing My Language
A White Friend
The Book of Deeds
I Feel
Seneca Snakeroot
There Must Be a Poem Here Somewhere
Mu-ve Over Atlantis
Coastal Mountain Train
Clay Man
The Common Color of Red
I Used to Know an Assiniboine Girl
Return of the Goddess
Wolf Warrior
Song for Oshawanung Manitoequay
[At once you recall]
Chant on Being Photographed
Wolf Dancer
[Old man]
two fragments
midland poem #3
translation on a sleepless night
a great darkness
Bush's Mourning Feast
On Kaagwaantaan Street
On Kaagwaantaan II
A Story for Shatanni Ohoyo
Sun and Wind
Indian Machismo or Skin to Skin
my grandmother's house
in my grandmother's house
Sky Woman
"Now it seems there were brothers . . ."
[In a child's memory]
A Tribal Situation
Deer Dance
Going Across
Black Tears
[Planting seeds]
[I am of the Redhouse clan]
Blues Around a Barn
Lament Under the Moon
The Forgotten
[Bruised inside]
North American Native American Writers Journey to a Place Where the Air Is a Gift of Promise
Muskogee Carrier of the Stories
Veterans' Dance
red flags yellow flags
stupid questions
February and Violet
Making Quiltwork
"And the Land Is Just as Dry"
The Old Dead Unconscious Me
Two Standards
Eagle Bull's Song
Haunting Full Blood
A Brief Guide to American History Teachers
When Earth Brings
Dry Lightning
Forty, Trembling
No Questions Asked
Christoforo Colombo Claims America, 1492
Let the Oppressed Sing
"Among the Savages . . ."
Some of the Life and Times of Wise-Wolf Salt-Town
wind song
notes from central california
Sweating It Out
The First Christmas
Message From the House of the Winds
Dancing the Rice
To Know by Heart: Saulte St. Marie, October 1989
Light a Candle
The Pacific Dawn
Oh, Just Call Me an Indian
Norman, Oklahoma, 07:VII:92
Genesis: Coyote Talks!
Pow Wow
Blue Horses Running
Returning the Gift
Chant of Lamentation
Owning Difference
Nothing to Give
An Onondaga Trades with a Woman Who Sings with a Mayan Tongue
The Dolphin Walking Stick
The Fox Paw and Coyote Blessing
From the Front of the Fourth World
Ancient Rain
Chumash Country
Sentinel Robins
Canoe Circle
Volcano and Kiwi
Wherever in Winter
Driving North Poems
The Luminaries of the Humble
Warm Springs River
Back in Those Days
X Mas 92
Pulling Down the Clouds
[Words Cannot Speak Your Power]
About the Contributors
Writers Attending the Returning the Gift Festival
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