Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey Summary
Jamake Highwater

Everything you need to understand or teach Anpao by Jamake Highwater.

  • Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey Summary & Study Guide

Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey Summary

The novel consists of a collection of traditional North American tales that Highwater has skillfully woven into one story. As the subtitle of the book indicates, the story of Anpao's quest and growth into manhood has certain parallels to Homer's Odyssey. The subtitle is also a subtle reminder that the Native American imagination has a mythic dimension that the European mind once had but has now perhaps lost. Like all myths, the story...

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