An anthology of Canadian native literature in English
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

1998
Book > Anthology, Fiction, Poetry
Contributors
Goldie, Terry, Moses, Daniel David
Description
"This second edition of the now standard survey of writing in English by Canadian native people brings together a broad range of works, from traditional songs and historical documents to short stories, plays, poems, and essays. The new edition includes fourteen new writers."

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Alternate Title(s)
Canadian Native literature in English
Native literature
ISBN
0195412826
Contents
Traditional songs. Inuit. My breath / Orpingalik -- Magic words / Aua -- Magic words / Nakasuk -- Song of the girl who was turning into stone / Ivaluardjuk -- Dead man's song / Netsit -- Traditional orature. Southern First Nations. Fragment of a song -- Song for medicine hunting -- Canadian medicine song -- Traditional history of the confederacy -- Song for the burning of the white dog -- Chief's song -- A prayer before whaling -- Letter ; Condolence speech / Joseph Brant (Mohawk) -- A word to the reader ; The life of Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh / George Copway (Ojibway) -- Letter / Catherine Soneegoh Sutton (Ojibway) -- The cattle thief ; Shadow River ; The corn husker ; The song my paddle sings ; We-hro's sacrifice / E. Pauline Johnson (Mohawk) -- Letter / John Brant-Sero (Mohawk) -- Tyee - Big Chief ; The Lilloets ; Christmas at the mission ; At birth / Mary Augusta Tappage (Shuswap) -- We, the Inuit, are changing / Martin Martin (Inuit) -- From Forbidden voice: reflections of a Mohawk Indian / Alma Greene (Mohawk) -- When I was a child / Susan Martin (Inuit) -- Captive in an English circus / Harry Robinson (Okanagan) -- A story of starvation / Marion Tuu'luq (Inuit) -- Remembering old times / Simon Arnaviapik (Inuit) -- The last grass dance / Alexander Wolfe (Saulteaux) -- The prophecy ; One generation from extinction ; Is that all there is? Tribal literature / Basil H. Johnston (Ojibway) -- Today's learning child ; I lost my talk ; Micmac hieroglyphics ; Shanawdithit ; The lament of Donald Marshall / Rita Joe (Micmac) -- Playing with girls is a sin / Anthony Apakark Thrasher (Inuit) -- I am a Canadian ; From We Are Metis / Duke Redbird (Chippewa) -- Jacob ; Joseph's justice / Maria Campbell (Metis) -- The last raven / Richard G. Green (Mohawk) -- A long story ; Swimming upstream ; Grandmothers of a new world / Beth Brant (Degonwadonti) (Mohawk) -- Universal soldier ; My country 'tis of thy people you're dying ; Now that the buffalo's gone / Buffy Sainte-Marie (Cree) -- Compatriots / Emma Lee Warrior (Peigan) -- Coyote Trail ; Penumbra ; Upbraid ; Raced out to write this up ; One way to keep track of who is talking ; Coyote Columbus Cafe ; Bear piss water ; I want to dance wild Indian black face ; Put on my mask for a change / Annharte (Anishnabe) -- Inside me ; To bless a child before the name ; Quiet ; Around the world in a big trout ; A windigo ; Cannibal woman / Ron Geyshick (Ojibway) -- The one about Coyote going west / Thomas King (Cherokee) -- A Canadian What the hell it's all about / Harold Cardinal (Cree) -- heritage ; howlin at the moon ; south wheel ; for donald marshall ; smoke nd thyme ; i'm not in charge of this ritual ; if i ever heard ; day break run / Wayne Keon (Ojibway) -- History lesson ; For Tony ; Sketches ; Indian woman ; Threads of old memory ; Fire madness ; Wind woman ; Keepers words ; Blue against white ; The disempowerment of first North American native peoples and empowerment through their writing / Jeannette C. Armstrong (Okanagan) -- Shake 'n bake ; Zen Indian ; He told me ; Four songs for the fifth generation ; Post-Oka kinda woman / Beth Cuthand (Cree) -- After Oka - how has Canada changed? ; From Trickster beyond 1992: our relationship / Lenore Keeshig-Tobias (Anishnabe) -- The shivering tree / John McLeod (Mississauga) -- From April Raintree / Beatrice Mosionier (Metis) -- Yin Chin ; Sojourner's truth / Lee Maracle (Metis/Salish) -- From The Rez Sisters ; The lover snake / Tomson HIghway (Cree) -- Summit with Sedna, the mother of sea beasts ; Waking up ; Journey toward possibilities ; Walking both sides of an invisible border / Alootook Ipellie (Inuit) -- Moonlodge / Margo Kane (Saulteaux/Cree) -- could be anyone but i call him syd ; statue ; god shrugged and turned his back ; big bear ; kiskisin (i remember) / Duncan Mercredi (Inninew/Cree) -- The sunbather's fear of the moon ; Inukshuk ; The persistence of songs ; The line ; Cry: a chorale ; Hotel Centrale, Rotterdam ; Report on her remains ; Some Grand River blues ; Party favour / Daniel David Moses (Delaware) -- Blueberry days / Ruby Slipperjack (Ojibwa) -- Pahkahkos ; She told me ; Body politics ; Fog inside Mama ; Stones ; Idylwyld crow ; My ledders ; for Omeasoo ; The heat of my grandmothers / Louise Halfe (Cree) -- From Princess Pocahontas and the blue spots / Monique Mojica (Kuna/Rappahannock) -- The white judges ; Squaw poems ; Let the ponies out ; Horse-fly blue ; Not just a platform for my dance ; Letter to Sir John A. Macdonald ; The devil's language ; Circle the wagons / Marilyn Dumont (Cree/Metis) -- From Grey Owl: the mystery of Archie Belaney ; Poem for Duncan Campbell Scott ; Creating a country ; Hospital visit ; The season ; Poetry / Armand Garnet Ruffo (Ojibway) -- From Keeper'n me / Richard Wagamese (Ojibway) -- The Republic of Tricksterism / Paul Seesequasis (Cree) -- Lasalle, Quebec ; Lock and load ; Apologies to Elijah Harper ; The death of John Wayne / Thom E. Hawke (Anishnahbe) -- Salmon queen ; Swimming the Cannon River / Joseph A. Dandurand (Kwantlen) -- From Stones and switches: the second coming / Lorne Joseph Simon (Micmac) -- Communications class ; Stains ; Dream ; Driftwoodwoman / Connie Fife (Cree) -- Pretty like a white boy: the adventures of a blue eyed Ojibway / Drew Hayden Taylor (Ojibway) -- From Inside out / James Tyman (Metis) -- A mountain legend / Jordan Wheeler (Metis) -- kegedonce ; the resurrection of desire ; words for winter ; Grandmother, grandfather ; Why this woman / Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm (Anishnaabe) -- Nothing sacred ; Ayahkwew's lodge ; Promises ; Cycle (of the black lizard) ; How many white people noticed (and recounted the scene over dinner) ; Warrior mask / Gregory Scofield (Metis) -- Terminal Avenue / Eden Robinson (Haisla/Heiltsuk) -- Belly button ; Still falling / Philip Kevin Paul (Wsa'nec') -- From the lesser blessed ; Kiss ; Floaters ; Birthmark / Richard Van Camp (Dogrib).
Notes
Includes index.
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