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The Oxford History of the Novel in EnglishVolume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940$
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Priscilla Wald and Michael A. Elliott

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780195385342

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.001.0001

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The Native Novel

The Native Novel

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(p.423) 26 The Native Novel
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The Oxford History of the Novel in English
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Sean Kicummah Teuton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0026

This chapter focuses on novels written by Native Americans in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It examines the themes tackled by the Native novel, from the economic and psychological effects of assimilation to the problem of maintaining an Indigenous cultural identity. It also discusses a number of works written by Native Americans, including John Rollin Ridge's The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta (1854), Alice Callahan's Wynema, A Child of the Forest (1891). John Milton Oskison's Wild Harvest (1925) and Black Jack Davy (1926), James Welch's Death of Jim Loney (1979), Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine (1984), and Thomas King's Truth and Bright Water (1994).

Keywords:   novel, Native Americans, assimilation, cultural identity, John Rollin Ridge, The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta, Alice Callahan, John Milton Oskison, James Welch, Louise Erdrich

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