DALA: Digital American Literature Anthology
Edited by Michael O'Conner, Millikin University

Native Peoples, Native Influences

Unit One Overview

Resources for Lecture Building and Extended Study - Copyrighted Materials

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Unit Background, Secondary Sources

Early Native American Literature, A Brief Outline and Guide by Donna Campbell

Perspectives in American Literature, Chapter 1: Native American Oral Literatures by Paul P. Reuben

Wiget: Teaching Native American Oral Literatures

American Passages: Native Voices, "Overview"

American Passages: Native Voices, "Stories of the Beginning of the World"

Early American and Colonial Period to 1776 by Kathryn VanSpanckeren

Norton Anthology 8th ed: Beginnings to 1820

Primary Sources

Native Selections

Digital Commons: David Cusick's Sketches of the Ancient History of the Six Nations (1828)

Iroquois Creation Myth, 1816, from the Journal of John Norton

Dakota Texts, by Ella Deloria. New York: G. E. Stechert & Company, 1932.

Winnebago Trickster Cycle

Native American Images Project

Tales of the North American Indians, by Stith Thompson (1929) Hypertext

Tales of North American Indians by Sith Thompson, 1929 (pdf file)

Simplistic Map of locations of some major tribes/nations

Multimedia

American Passages, Unit 1: Native Voices

Electronic Resources in the Public Domain in the USA

Zuni Origin Myths by Ruth L. Bunzel, 1891

Project Gutenberg:; Zuñi Fetiches by Frank Hamilton Cushing

Zuni Folk Tales by Frank Hamilton Cushing, Hypertext

The Experience of William Apes, A Native of the Forest : comprising a notice of the Pequod tribe of Indians by William Apes

Project Gutenberg: American Hero-Myths by Daniel Garrison Brinton

Google Books: The Assiniboine - by Robert Harry Lowie

Project Gutenberg: The Unwritten Literature of the Hopi by Hattie Greene Lockett

Recommended Multimedia

PBS American Experience, We Shall Remain five episodes on the plight of native Americans on this continent

 

 

 

 

Dr.Michael O'Conner, Millikin University