By Eric Gary Anderson
Culture-to-culture encounters among "natives" and "aliens" have long gone on for hundreds of years within the American Southwest—among American Indian tribes, among American Indians and Euro-Americans, or even, based on a few, among people and extraterrestrials at Roswell, New Mexico. Drawing on quite a lot of cultural productions together with novels, motion pictures, work, comedian strips, and ancient reports, this groundbreaking ebook explores the Southwest as either a true and a culturally developed web site of migration and come across, within which the very identities of "alien" and "native" shift with every one act of travel.
Eric Anderson pursues his inquiry via an unheard of variety of cultural texts. those contain the Roswell spacecraft myths, Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead, Wendy Rose's poetry, the outlaw narratives of Billy the child, Apache autobiographies by way of Geronimo and Jason Betzinez, work by means of Georgia O'Keeffe, New West heritage via Patricia Nelson Limerick, Frank Norris' McTeague, Mary Austin's The Land of Little Rain, Sarah Winnemucca's Life one of the Piutes, Willa Cather's The Professor's House, George Herriman's modernist cartoon Krazy Kat, and A. A. Carr's Navajo-vampire novel Eye Killers.
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American Indian Literature and the Southwest: Contexts and Dispositions by Eric Gary Anderson