ContentsPt. I. Genre in the institutional setting of the prison 1. Barred subject: Leonard Peltier's Prison Writings 2. James Tyman's Inside Out: An autobiography by a Native Canadian 3. Auto/biographical jurisdictions: collaboration, self-representation, and the law in Stolen life: The journey of a Cree woman 4. Prison collections and periodicals Pt. II. Genre in the institutional setting of the residential school 5. A residential school memoir: Basil Johnston's Indian School Days -6. "It is the law": Disturbing the authoritative word in Tomson Highway's Kiss of the Fur Queen 7. Hated structures and lost talk: Making poetry bear the burden 8. Autobiography as containment: Jane Willis's Geniesh: An Indian girlhood.
NotesAboriginal studies series.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-138) and index.