American Indian poetry by Helen Addison Howard

By Helen Addison Howard

The fashion of Indian poetry --
Alice Cunningham Fletcher --
Frances Densmore --
Mary Hunter Austin --
Natalie Curtis (Burlin) --
Alice Corbin Henderson --
Constance Lindsay Skinner --
Lew Sarett --
Eda Lou Walton.

Show description

Read or Download American Indian poetry PDF

Best anthologies books

Americans' Favorite Poems

This anthology embodies Robert Pinsky's dedication to find America's loved poems, his detailed project as Poet Laureate of the USA. the decisions during this anthology have been selected from the non-public letters of hundreds of thousands of usa citizens who answered to Robert Pinsky's invitation to put in writing to him approximately their favourite poems.

Training Skills for Library Staff

Many info and library practitioners are engaged in education actions of their day-by-day paintings, and either desire and need to grasp approximately new techniques to studying. In education talents for Library employees, veteran coach Barbara Allan takes the secret out of the possibly surprising and the senseless from the attempted and actual.

A Mighty Change: An Anthology of Deaf American Writing, 1816-1864 (Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies Series, Vol. 2)

If destiny volumes are of as top of the range as this, these too can be a welcome boost to the examine of deaf literature.

Alchemy and Alchemists

Alchemy has characteristically been seen as 'the historical past of an error', an instance of mediaeval gullibility and greed, during which alchemists attempted to show lead into gold, create significant wealth and locate the elixir of lifestyles. yet alchemy has additionally been defined as 'the mightiest mystery guy can possess', and it obsessed the likes of Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle and lots of of the founders of recent technological know-how.

Extra info for American Indian poetry

Sample text

Here for the first time did any observer step behind the veil into the esoteric mysteries of an Indian ceremony and record those beliefs which are the most difficult to collect from the ultra-conservative old men who know. 31 Fletcher's work among the O m a h a is considered by some authorities as equally important a contribution to ethnology as t h e monograph done among the P a w n e e . " 3 3 For this reason, they permitted her to witness the most sacred ceremonies, and to record t h e sacred tribal songs that were usually concealed from white people.

Day is here! Day is here, is here! Day is here! Day is here, is here! * Professor Barnes classified four distinctive forms or patterns of construction in Indian lyric poetry. The first of these is iterative, in which t h e repetitions occur in each stanza either at t h e opening or close. T h e Navajo "Mountain Song" is an example of this type: Song from the Mountain Chant 35 Thereof he telleth. Now of the Holy Youth, Thereof he telleth. 32 AMERICAN INDIAN POETRY Moccasins decked with black, Thereof he telleth.

Their lives were regimented by ritual. T h e entrance to their lodges h a d to face the rising sun. T h e round, domed roof, m a d e by a framework of poles covered with earth, symbolized the sky. Each post represented a star, and each was connected with some divine being. T h u s , much of "The H a k o " ritual relates to t h e earth lodges. II Summary of "The Hako" T h e ritual drama of "The H a k o " has been likened to a Medieval miracle play, for t h e ceremony emphasized, on the one hand, man's dependence on the supernatural for all the gifts of life, and on the other hand, his dependence on the family tie for the gifts of peace and happiness.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.86 of 5 – based on 10 votes