Additional Resources for Story from Bear Country by Leslie Marmon Silko

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Allen, Paula Gunn, The Woman Who Owned the Shadows, Spinsters Ink, 1983.

As with Momaday's House Made of Dawn and Silko's
Ceremony
, this novel propels us into a "ceremonial
motion" of Indian chronology that disrupts the linear
time of most non-Indian writing. The lessons and experiences
of the book's protagonist are understood
through stories that take place in dreamtime, the time
of mythic tales and history, and dynamic present time.




Deloria, Vine, Jr., God Is Red: A Native View of Religion, Fulcrum, 1994.

A prominent Native-American lawyer, educator, and
philosopher, Deloria contrasts Christian traditions
and principles to Native-American spiritual beliefs
and practices.


Kingston, Maxine Hong, The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts, Knopf, 1976.

The book's heroine discovers that growing up healthy
and whole as a Chinese girl in America requires a
deep understanding of Chinese values and traditions
that her mother passes down to her through powerful
and...



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