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Shaping Survival: Essays by Four American Indian Tribal Women (review)

Shaping Survival: Essays by Four American Indian Tribal Women (review) Lanniko L. Lee, Florestine Kiyukanpi Renville, Karen Lone Hill, and Lydia Whirlwind Soldier. Shaping Survival: Essays by Four American Indian Tribal Women. Ed. Jack W. Marken and Charles L. Woodard. Lanham MD: Scarecrow Press, 2001. ix + 221 pp. Glossary of D/Lakota words and phrases, index. Debra K. S. Barker. In the summer of 2001 Elizabeth Cook-Lynn and Professor Chuck Woodard of South Dakota State University organized their yearly gathering for Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota writers, the Oak Lake Writers' Retreat, affording them not only a time and place to devote to their writing, but also a forum for expressing their ideas on art, politics, and tribal literary traditions. Out of this particular retreat grew four parallel memoirs written by tribal women whose early life histories would be compiled under one title that suggests the themes and subjects of their book, Shaping Survival: Essays by Four American Indian Women. The four sections of this book are individually titled and authored by the contributors, all of whom are enrolled members of the Sioux Nation and born into families in which Dakota or Lakota was the family's first language. With the exception of Karen Lone Hill, each writer experienced a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Studies in American Indian Literatures uni_neb

Shaping Survival: Essays by Four American Indian Tribal Women (review)

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University of Nebraska Press
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Copyright © 2004 Debra K.S. Barker
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1548-9590
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Lanniko L. Lee, Florestine Kiyukanpi Renville, Karen Lone Hill, and Lydia Whirlwind Soldier. Shaping Survival: Essays by Four American Indian Tribal Women. Ed. Jack W. Marken and Charles L. Woodard. Lanham MD: Scarecrow Press, 2001. ix + 221 pp. Glossary of D/Lakota words and phrases, index. Debra K. S. Barker. In the summer of 2001 Elizabeth Cook-Lynn and Professor Chuck Woodard of South Dakota State University organized their yearly gathering for Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota writers, the Oak Lake Writers' Retreat, affording them not only a time and place to devote to their writing, but also a forum for expressing their ideas on art, politics, and tribal literary traditions. Out of this particular retreat grew four parallel memoirs written by tribal women whose early life histories would be compiled under one title that suggests the themes and subjects of their book, Shaping Survival: Essays by Four American Indian Women. The four sections of this book are individually titled and authored by the contributors, all of whom are enrolled members of the Sioux Nation and born into families in which Dakota or Lakota was the family's first language. With the exception of Karen Lone Hill, each writer experienced a

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Studies in American Indian Literaturesuni_neb

Published: Jul 8, 2004

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