Shape-shifting: Images of Native Americans in Recent Popular Fiction
Greenwood Press, 2000 - Fiction - 338 pages
While the exploitation of Native Americans has long been recognized, little has been written about the manipulation of Native American figures in recent popular fiction. This study will appeal to students of Native American culture, literature, and popular culture. An appendix of special terms is provided along with a comprehensive bibliography.
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The white Indians in Paul A. Hawkins's Ben Tree saga ( The Legend of Ben Tree , 1993 ; The Vision of Benjamin One Feather , 1993 ; and White Moon Tree , 1994 ) are the family of Ben Tree , a yellow - haired mountain man , half - white ...
... wisdom of her ancestry , in this case to flesh out clues that make her initially suspect a Native American ritual sacrifice ( for instance , the fact that the bodies are dismembered and left in eagles ' nests high in the trees ) .
was placed on an elevated structure to evoke visions ; sometimes a cottonwood tree was used as the center pole in the Sun Dance lodge . sweat lodge . A small enclosure in which stones are heated and splashed with water to create steam ...
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