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Earthdivers: Tribal Narratives on Mixed Descent - Vizenor, Gerald Robert
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In traditional tribal creation myths, the earthdiver brings up dirt from the primal water to form the earth. The contemporary earthdivers in this collection of stories are mixed bloods, in the author's words "the mournful and whimsical heirs and survivors from that premier union between the daughters of the woodland shamans and white fur traders." Now they dive in un-known urban areas connecting dreams to earth in the same way that these stories connect metaphor to realities. Scholars have defined Indian identities that ...

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Earthdivers: Tribal Narratives on Mixed Descent 1981, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816610488

Hardcover

Earthdivers: Tribal Narratives on Mixed Descent 1981, University of Minnesota Press

ISBN-13: 9780816669509

Minne edition

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