Tributaries

by Dà•, Laura,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3604.A16 A6 2015x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PS3604.A16 A6 2015x
 
 
Summary

Tributaries lyrically surveys Shawnee history alongsidepersonal identity and memory. With the eye of a storyteller, poet LauraDa' creates an arc that flows from the personal to the historicaland back again. With narrative content from the period of IndianRemoval in the 1830s to the present, the collection is composed of foursections that come together to create an important new telling ofShawnee past and present.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Da' uses poetry as a personal and ancestral lens to provide an authentic look at Native American history, especially that of the Shawnee, to broaden our understanding of the cruelty perpetuated against America's indigenous people and induce us to question why simplistic and stereotypical portrayals of individuals and myths persist today. But her vivid, detailed, and passionate poems do more than resuscitate pains of the past. They also highlight how Native Americans have uniquely woven into their physical lives forces that others consider invisible and abstract. Raven comes alive in a poem's speaker as both an individual and archetypal identity, and panthers, cranes, and rattlesnakes appear here symbolically as well as in actual predatory, migratory, or dagger-fang existence. Da' superbly tells the Shawnee story and powerfully testifies to the modern continuation of their rich heritage and oral tradition, proving that her culture is no graveyard of dust-coated clay shards, but rather a living story rooted in a deep past and ever-flowing into the future.--St. John, Janet Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Sun tracks ; v. 78.
Subjects Shawnee Indians -- History -- Poetry.
Narrative poetry.
Publisher Tucson :2015
Other Titles Poems.
Language English
Description vii, 79 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 77-79).
ISBN 9780816531554
0816531552
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