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North America: The World Wolf Made

Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R. Fogg

in The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300226164
eISBN:
9780300231670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226164.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter explores the historical relationship between Indigenous Americans and wolves illustrated through the stories of Indigenous peoples of North America, especially on the Great Plains and ... More


Trails: Pawnee and Osage Orientations in Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, and Edwin James

Angela Calcaterra

in Literary Indians: Aesthetics and Encounter in American Literature to 1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646947
eISBN:
9781469646961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646947.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

Chapter 4 argues that Indigenous story traditions are a crucial, overlooked context for understanding nineteenth-century American literature about “the West.” This chapter analyzes Pawnee and Osage ... More


An Image to Carry the World Within It Performance Cartography and the Skidi Star Chart

Martin Brückner

in Early American Cartographies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834695
eISBN:
9781469600802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838723_bruckner.11
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on an important issue for many American Indians concerning the pursuit of knowledge, which often undermines cultural self-determination. Maps such as the Skidi Star Chart are a ... More


Email from Nebraska

Todd Richardson

in Implied Nowhere: Absence in Folklore Studies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496822956
eISBN:
9781496823007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496822956.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter recounts the author’s first encounter with the humorist and folklorist Roger Welsch. Crediting Welsch with providing a model for the thoughtful popularization of folklore and folklore ... More


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