Make a Beautiful Way: The Wisdom of Native American Women

Edited by Barbara Alice Mann
Make a Beautiful Way: The Wisdom of Native American Women by Barbara Alice Mann (ed)

Make a Beautiful Way: The Wisdom of Native American Women

Edited by Barbara Alice Mann
  • Paperback
  • Bison (2008)
  • SKU: 9780803260429
Regular price $14.95
/

Make a Beautiful Way is nothing less than a new way of looking at historyor more correctly, the reestablishment of a very old way. For too long, Euro-American discourse styles, emphasizing elite male privilege and conceptual linearity, have drowned out democratic and woman-centered Native approaches. Even when myopic western linearity is understood to be at work, analysis of Native American history, society, and culture has still been consistently placed in male custody. The recovery of women's traditions is the overarching theme in this collection of essays that helps reframe Native issues as properly gendered. Paula Gunn Allen looks at Indian lifeways through the many stitches of Indian clothes and the many steps of their powwow fancy dances. Lee Maracle calls for reconstitution of traditional social structures, based on Native American ways of knowing. Kay Givens McGowan identifies the exact sites where female power was weakened through the imposition of European culture, so that we might more effectively strengthen precisely those sites. Finally, Barbara Alice Mann examines how communication between Natives who have federal recognition and those who do not, as well as between Natives east and west of the Mississippi, became dysfunctional, and outlines how to reestablish good relations for the benefit of all. Barbara Alice Mann is a lecturer in the English department at the University of Toledo and the author of George Washington's War on Native America. Winona LaDuke is a Native American activist and the author of Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming.

More from Women
Carnival Lights by Chris Stark
Carnival Lights
Chris Stark
$24.95
#Notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women by Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale (Editors)
#Notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women
Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale
$12.95
Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot
Heart Berries
Terese Marie Mailhot
$16.95
Two Old Women: 20th Anniversary Edition An Alaska Legend of Betrayal Courage and Survival by Velma Wallis
Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal Courage and Survival
Velma Wallis
$14.99
Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese's by Tiffany Midge
Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese's
Tiffany Midge
$19.95
Seven Aunts by Staci Lola Drouillard
Seven Aunts
Staci Lola Drouillard
$21.95
Recently viewed