Mixedblood messages : literature, film, family, place / by Louis Owens.Material type: TextSeries: American Indian literature and critical studies series: v. 26.Publisher: Norman : Red River Books, University of Oklahoma Press, 2001 printingEdition: Red River Books edDescription: xvi, 263 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 0806133813 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Indians of North America -- Mixed descent | Indians of North America -- Ethnic identity | Indians in motion pictures -- North America | Indians in literatureDDC classification: 970/.00497 LOC classification: E98.M63 | O9 2001
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Originally published: c1998.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -252) and index.
Preface: Crow Love -- pt. 1. Mixedbloods and Mixed Messages: Adventures in Native American Literature. 1. Columbus Had It Coming: Crossbloods, Crossreading, and Cultural Survival. 2. Beads and Buckskin: Reading Native American Literature. 3. Mapping the Mixedblood: Frontier and Territory in Native America. 4. Multicultural Tourism: Native American Literature, Canon, and Campus. 5. "The Song Is Very Short": Native American Literature and Literary Theory. 6. Through an Amber Glass: Chief Doom and the Native American Novel Today. 7. "Grinning Aboriginal Demons": Gerald Vizenor's Bearheart and the End of Tragedy -- pt. 2. Filming the Territory. 8. The Invention of John Wayne. 9. Apocalypse at the Two-Socks Hop: Dancing with the Vanishing American.
Studies how the Native Americans' identities and relationship with nature are depicted in literature and film, and discusses how Native Americans are portrayed in literature written by different ethnic groups.