Dancing Ghosts: Native American and Christian Syncretism in Mary Austin's Work

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How did an Illinois Methodist homesteader in the West come to create one of the most significant cosmological syntheses in American literature? In this study, Hoyer draws on his own knowledge of biblical religion and Native American cultures to explore Austin's creation of the "mythology of the American continent" she so valued. Austin lived in and wrote about "the land of little rain, " semiarid and arid parts of California and Nevada that were home to the Northern Paiute, Shoshone, Interior Chumash, and Yokut peoples. ...

Dancing Ghosts: Native American and Christian Syncretism in Mary Austin's Work 1998, University of Nevada Press

ISBN-13: 9780874173123

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