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American Indian Women: Telling Their Lives (Bison Book S) Paperback – July 1, 1987

ISBN-13: 978-0803260825 ISBN-10: 0803260822 Edition: 1st
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"An important contribution to the fields of Native/American Indian studies and women's studies. Its approach is innovative and suggests wide possibilities for further exploration."—Clara Sue Kidwell, Women's Studies International Forum
(Clara Sue Kidwell Women's Studies International Forum)

"This readable and engaging work . . . marks a turning point in a developing literature on American Indian women, being a good general summary of all previous work, and making future work more possible. . . . The study of American Indian women not only reveals the fundamental nature of Indian societies, it also provides a perspective for the contemporary women's movement."—Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, Western American Literature
(Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz Western American Literature)

"Bataille and Sands make a significant contribution to scholars, students, and general readers interested in autobiography, biography, the oral and written tradition of American Indian literature, literary criticism, history, and ethnographic studies."—North Dakota Quarterly
(North Dakota Quarterly)

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Product Details

  • Series: Bison Book S
  • Paperback: 209 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press; 1st edition (July 1, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803260822
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803260825
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,069,918 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christopher J. Ballog on December 16, 2008
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AMERICAN INDIAN WOMEN Telling Their Lives: the book is divided into three parts
1. Chapters 1 and 2. Excellent explanation of problems and bias in writing on this topic. The authors brings out many of the problems with collecting and documenting narrative texts of this type if it is even possible in some narratives. Note read carefully and slowly for understanding.

2. Different selected native women's stories chapters 3 to 7. I listed the titles for you below enjoy
chapter- 3. Maria Chona: An Independent Woman in Traditional Culture
chapter- 4. Culture Change and Continuity: A Winnebago Life
chapter- 5. Two Women in Transition: Separate Perspectives
chapter- 6. The Long Road Back: Maria Campbell
chapter- 7. Traditional Values in Modern Context: The Narratives to Come

3. Notes and Selected Bibliography is a very excellent part of this book. The Notes section is eleven pages long page 143 to 154. The Selected Bibliography section is excellent spanning from pages 155 to page 206. This section is divided into five part listed below.
- American Indian Women's Autobiographies
- Biographies of American Indian Women
- Ethnographic and Historical Studies
- Contemporary Literature and Criticism
- Additional Articles and Books about American Indian Woman

The index is three pages long.

I rate the book 5 stars: for not just bring you to narratives, but how they are collected and huge section of other books on the topic.

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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 11, 2000
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This book is full of moving and eye opening stories. Many American Indian Woman share their lives in these breath taking journies. Learn the ways and customs of the Women while hearing of their brave and trying tales.
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