Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Oxford History of the Novel in EnglishVolume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Priscilla Wald and Michael A. Elliott

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780195385342

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 30 November 2020

The Native Novel

The Native Novel

(p.423) 26 The Native Novel
The Oxford History of the Novel in English

Sean Kicummah Teuton

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on novels written by Native Americans in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It examines the themes tackled by the Native novel, from the economic and psychological effects of assimilation to the problem of maintaining an Indigenous cultural identity. It also discusses a number of works written by Native Americans, including John Rollin Ridge's The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta (1854), Alice Callahan's Wynema, A Child of the Forest (1891). John Milton Oskison's Wild Harvest (1925) and Black Jack Davy (1926), James Welch's Death of Jim Loney (1979), Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine (1984), and Thomas King's Truth and Bright Water (1994).

Keywords:   novel, Native Americans, assimilation, cultural identity, John Rollin Ridge, The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta, Alice Callahan, John Milton Oskison, James Welch, Louise Erdrich

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .