||Originally published: 1986.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:
||Includes bibliographical references (pages -293) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:
||Introduction -- The ways of our grandmothers: Grandmother of the sun : ritual gynocracy in Native America ; When women throw down bundles : strong women make strong nations ; Where I come from is like this -- The word warriors: The sacred hoop : a contemporary perspective ; Whose dream is this anyway? : remythologizing and self-definition in contemporary American Indian fiction ; Something sacred going on out there : myth and vision in American Indian literature ; The feminine landscape of Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony ; A stranger in my own life : alienation in AMerican Indian poetry and prose ; The ceremonial motion of Indian time : long ago, so far ; Answering the deer : genocide and continuance in the poetry of American Indian women ; This wilderness in my blood : spiritual foundations of the poetry of five American Indian women -- Pushing up the sky: Angry women are building : issues and struggles facing American Indian women today ; How the West was really won ; Who is your mother? : Red roots of White feminism ; Kochinnenako in academe : three approaches to interpreting a Keres Indian tale ; Hwame, Koshkalaka, and the rest : lesbians in American Indian cultures ; Stealing the thunder : future visions for American Indian women, tribes, and literary studies.
||This pioneering work, first published in 1986, documents the continuing vitality of the American Indian tradition and of women's leadership within that tradition. In her new preface to this edition, Allen reflects on the remarkable resurgence of American Indian pride and culture in recent times.