Native Liberty

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
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Gerald Vizenor was a journalist for theMinneapolis Tribunewhen he discovered that his direct ancestors were the editor and publisher ofThe Progress, the first Native newspaper on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota. Vizenor, inspired by the kinship of nineteenth century Native journalists, has pursued a similar sense of resistance in his reportage, editorial essays, and literary art. Vizenor reveals inNative Libertythe political, poetic, visionary, and ironic insights of personal identity and narratives of cultural sovereignty. He examines singular acts of resistance, natural reason, literary practices, and other strategies of survivance that evade and subvert the terminal notions of tragedy and victimry. Native Libertynurtures survivance and creates a sense of cultural and historical presence. Vizenor, a renowned Anishinaabe literary scholar and artist, writes in a direct narrative style that integrates personal experiences with original presentations, comparative interpretations and critiques of legal issues and historical situations.

Author Biography

Gerald Vizenor is Distinguished Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico and a professor emeritus of American studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: Literary Aesthetics and Survivancep. 1
Unnamable Chancep. 15
Native Libertyp. 35
Survivance Narrativesp. 57
Aesthetics of Survivancep. 85
Mercenary Sovereigntyp. 105
Genocide Tribunalsp. 131
Ontic Imagesp. 159
Anishinaabe Pictomythsp. 179
Edward Curtisp. 191
George Morrisonp. 207
Bradlarian Baroquep. 227
Mister Ishi of Californiap. 239
Haiku Tracesp. 257
Notesp. 277
Indexp. 303
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