Resilience Through Writing: A Bibliographic Guide to Indigenous-Authored Publications in the Pacific Northwest before 1960 is an anthropological monograph that documents the earliest writing and publishing projects of Indigenous people in Northwestern North America. Even as many Indigenous men and women worked as consultants for Boasian anthropologists and folklorists, they also published their own versions of oral traditions, tribal histories, and humorous stories, as well as poetry, fiction, and numerous other literary genres. Using the technology of print, and the privileged character of writing as modern communication, Native authors were able to mobilize written texts and disperse their carefully worded claims to rights and territory, and thereby expand their networks of contacts and potential allies within and outside of Indian Country. In so many respects, writing did not erase Indigeneity; it enhanced its resilience. Most annotations contain biographical details about authors, and information about the tribal context and significance of these publications to both academics and tribal descendants.
By Robert E. Walls; Edited by Darby C. Stapp, Designed by Alexandra L. C. Martin and Victoria M. R. Boozer
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