Jamake Highwater Summary

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Critical Essay by Alice K. Turner ["Mick Jagger"] is a book less about Jagger than about Jagger's vibes. Man, you're supposed to know something about Jagger before you read... Read more
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Critical Essay by Jane Yolen Jamake Highwater, of Blackfeet/Cherokee heritage, calls himself the Indian Homer who has written in "Anpao" an American Indian Odyssey. He almost pulls it of... Read more
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Critical Essay by Virginia Haviland Occasionally, not often enough, in the world of young people's books—or anyone's—there appears a timeless work which defies delimiting o... Read more
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Critical Essay by N. Scott Momaday ["Many Smokes, Many Moons"-is a general survey which] treats the Americas as a whole. Mr. Highwater writes in his preface: "This book is an effo... Read more
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Critical Essay by Barbara Newman [Dance: The Ritual of Experience] examines the shifting role of ritual, "a tribal, expressive form of man's relationship to the power of nature," ... Read more
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Critical Essay by Jean F. Mercier In a preface to his engrossing and eloquent work [in Many Smokes, Many Moons, Highwater] gives an example of fundamental differences in understanding between native A... Read more
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Critical Essay by Phoebe-lou Adams After a quick summary of things before Columbus, Mr. Highwater makes an extensive survey of recent Indian painting [in Song from the Earth]…. Aesthetic rows l... Read more
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Critical Essay by John C. Ewers [Song from the Earth: American Indian Painting's] greatest weakness lies in its provincial assumption that no Indian painting was important unless it was created... Read more
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Critical Essay by Lois Sonkiss [Perhaps] the most valuable portion of [Song from the Earth: American Indian Painting] is the section containing interviews and comments from artists themselves. (p. 66)... Read more
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Critical Essay by Ellen Sisco [Anpao] takes many of the native American Indian tales and weaves them together into one story—a kind of Odyssey—which relates creation, the beginnings of D... Read more
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Critical Essay by James A. Norsworthy Highwater has created an exceptional book of rare beauty and insight [in Anpao]. To say that Highwater did for American Indian culture what Homer did for the peop... Read more
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Critical Essay by Judith Mcpheron Like many current books about native Americans, there is a contradiction inherent in [Ritual of the Wind: North American Indian Ceremonies, Music, and Dances]. The ph... Read more
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Critical Essay by Mary M. Burns With a storyteller's rhythmic cadences, [Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey] chronicles the adventures of Anpao as he persists in his arduous quest for the love o... Read more
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Critical Essay by Ruth M. Stein [In Anpao] Highwater spins ancient and more recent tales of Indian tribes, focused around one fictional character, and set as stories-within-a story. A unified structur... Read more