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Allen, Paula Gunn

Overview
Works: 101 works in 283 publications in 3 languages and 16,168 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Sources  Juvenile works  Poetry  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Illustrator
Classifications: PS508.I5, B
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Spider Woman's granddaughters : traditional tales and contemporary writing by Native American women( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of traditional tales, biographical writings, and contemporary short stories by a variety of Native American women authors
Voice of the turtle : American Indian literature, 1900-1970( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of American Indian literature, from early oral history to bestselling books. The works of 17 authors are featured, including A Red Girl's Reasoning by E. Pauline Johnson, The War Maidens by Charles A. Eastman, and The Longhair from the book, House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
Grandmothers of the light : a medicine woman's sourcebook by Paula Gunn Allen( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of goddess stories gleaned from the vast oral tradition of Native America, the author evokes a world of personal freedom and communal harmony, of free communication among people, animals, and spirits, of magic and its discipline, of balance between the sacred and the mundane.--From publisher description
The sacred hoop : recovering the feminine in American Indian traditions by Paula Gunn Allen( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pioneering work documents the continuing vitality of the American Indian tradition and of women's leadership within that tradition. In her new preface to this edition, Allen reflects on the remarkable resurgence of American Indian pride and culture in recent times
Pocahontas : medicine woman, spy, entrepreneur, diplomat by Paula Gunn Allen( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In striking contrast to conventional accounts, Pocahontas is a bold and daring biography that attempts to tell the extraordinary story of the beloved Indian maiden from the Native American perspective. Drawing from sources often overlooked by Western historians, Dr. Paula Gunn Allen offers remarkable new insights into the adventurous life and sacred role of this foremost American heroine. We have all heard about the love-struck Pocahontas saving the dashing Captain John Smith from execution by the Chief of the Powhatans, but what if the whole event was a staged ritual of his death as a foreigner and his rebirth as an adopted member of the Powhatan Nation? Settlers at Jamestown report a young, cartwheeling Pocahontas frequently at their fort, but could the innocent-looking visitor actually have been a spy -- reporting back to her elders what she saw there? Was Pocahontas willingly kidnapped by the British settlers in exchange for corn and other ransom from her tribe, or was this a part of her more elaborate plan? We have been taught that this amazing woman was later baptized a Christian and married in the church at Jamestown, yet she helped her husband, John Rolfe, grow and export tobacco -- a powerful, indigenous herb to which the Native Americans attributed shamanic powers. Finally, the "Indian Princess," now known as Lady Rebecca Rolfe, traveled to England for an audience with King James I and Queen Anne. Was this a publicity stunt orchestrated by the English backers of the Virginia colony, or was Pocahontas fulfilling her role as a "Beloved Woman," an honor designated to a female of great spiritual power who was to be trained from birth in the diplomatic and political ways of her tribe? Pocahontas became an extraordinary ambassador, forming groundbreaking relations between the Indians, the American colonists, and the British. Dr. Gunn Allen convincingly argues that through all of this, Pocahontas fulfilled a crucial and essential role in the birth of a New World. This stunning portrait presents the fascinating, untold story of one of the most romantic and beloved figures in American history, and reveals why so many have revered Pocahontas as the female counterpart to George Washington, the true "Mother of Our Nation."
Studies in American Indian literature : critical essays and course designs by Paula Gunn Allen( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written to address critical problems that arise in the study of American Indian literature, the essays in this volume feature critical studies that explain or make use of basic themes, motifs, structures, and symbols found in traditional and modern American Indian literature. In conjunction with the essays, the book provides a wide range of basic course designs. The volume includes the following general categories: oral literature; personal narrative, authobiography, and intermediate literature; American Indian women's literature; modern and contemporary American Indian literature, and the Indian in American literature. A section on resources concludes the document. It includes: "American Indian Literatures: a Guide to Anthologies, Texts, and Research" (A. LaVonne Brown Ruoff); a list of selected periodicals and special issues of periodicals; a list of selected presses; and a list of works cited. (Hod)
Song of the turtle : American Indian literature, 1974-1994( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of American Indian literature from 1974 to 1994. It contains an introduction by the editor, pointing out the increased use of themes of identity in such literature, the stories probing what it means to be American Indian
As long as the rivers flow : the stories of nine Native Americans by Paula Gunn Allen( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the centuries and across tribal boundaries, countless Native Americans have made history, despite prejudices against them. The nine men and women in this collection are just a few of them. Jim Thorpe, a Sac and Fox, won the 1912 Olympic decathlon and is considered by many experts to be the greatest athlete the United States has ever known. Will Rogers, often billed as "The Cherokee Kid", was the most popular entertainer in America in the early 1900's. Wilma Mankiller was the first women elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, serving from 1985 to 1995. Award-winning novelist and poet Louise Erdrich has helped thousands of readers to understand growing up in American Indian and mixed-blood communities. In powerful, dramatic essays, Paula Gunn Allen and Patricia Clark Smith celebrate the diversity and talents of Native Americans who have made great contributions to arts, politics, sports, and other aspects of American life
The sacred hoop : recovering the feminine in American Indian traditions : with a new preface by Paula Gunn Allen( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pioneering work, first published in 1986, documents the continuing vitality of the American Indian tradition and of women's leadership within that tradition. In her new preface to this edition, Allen reflects on the remarkable resurgence of American Indian pride and culture in recent times
The woman who owned the shadows by Paula Gunn Allen( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first novel about a Native American woman by a Native American woman in fifty years, this mesmerizing work tells the story of Ephanie, a half-breed who seeks herself through her roots. "An absorbing ... fascinating world is created ... not only is it an exploration of racism, it is a powerful and moving testament ..."--New York Times Book Review."--amazon.com desc
Off the reservation : reflections on boundary-busting border-crossing loose canons by Paula Gunn Allen( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of unpublished and published essays, the symbiotic relationship between Native American culture and the larger Western world is discussed
Skins and bones : poems 1979-87 by Paula Gunn Allen( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life is a fatal disease : collected poems 1962-1995 by Paula Gunn Allen( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An omnibus collection of poetry by the New Mexico writer, invoking myth and history, tragedy and comedy, narrative and lyric
Hozho : walking in beauty : Native American stories of inspiration, humor, and life( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadow country by Paula Gunn Allen( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America the beautiful : last poems by Paula Gunn Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These poems, written in the last decade of Paula Gunn Allen's life, capture the variety, ingenuity, and complexity of this beloved and influential Native American critic and poet. In her lexicon, what makes America beautiful may come as a surprise: its horrors confront its hopefulness, its absurdities challenge its promise. A powerful, sustained lyrical and narrative sequence written in the midst of political and personal catastrophe, Allen's last book is at once a bonfire made up of the ruins of civilization, a call for one more effort to set things right, and a gift to us all from this fertile and generous writer
Columbus and beyond : views from Native Americans( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multi-cultural literacy( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: The issue of cultural literacy has been the subject of intense debate in the past two years. Several bestselling books about the deficiencies of our educational system as well as changes in basic curriculum at more than one major university have contributed to the fervor of this debate. Fueling the national controversy is the question of what body of knowledge constitutes cultural literacy. While many argue for a return to a "back to basics" curriculum, equally energetic voices call for a revised curriculum, one which embraces both traditional western classics and the classics of non-European cultures, among them African, Asian, and Latin American. This volume brings together thirteen essays which suggest the range of knowledge truly literate individuals need to possess. Essays by such writers as James Baldwin, Carlos Fuentes, Michelle Cliff, Paula Gunn Allen, Ishmael Reed, and Wendell Berry enlarge our perspective to include a variety of voices and heritages which contribute to the vibrant culture of the United States. Also included is a beginning list of names, places, dates, and concepts which are part and parcel of a multi-cultural fabric
Star child : poems by Paula Gunn Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cannon between my knees by Paula Gunn Allen( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Voice of the turtle : American Indian literature, 1900-1970
Alternative Names
Allen, Paula G. 1939-

Francis, Paula Marie

Gunn Allen, Paula

Gunn Allen, Paula 1939-

Paula Gunn Allen Amerikaans dichteres (1939-2008)

Paula Gunn Allen amerikansk poet

Paula Gunn Allen poetka i pisarka amerykańska, działaczka indiańska

Paula Gunn Allen scrittrice, poetessa e critica letteraria statunitense

Paula Gunn Allen US-amerikanische Autorin und Poetin

Пола Гън Алън

پائولا گان آلن شاعر آمریکایی

ポーラ・ガン・アレン

Languages
English (206)

Turkish (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Voice of the turtle : American Indian literature, 1900-1970Grandmothers of the light : a medicine woman's sourcebookThe sacred hoop : recovering the feminine in American Indian traditionsPocahontas : medicine woman, spy, entrepreneur, diplomatStudies in American Indian literature : critical essays and course designsSong of the turtle : American Indian literature, 1974-1994As long as the rivers flow : the stories of nine Native AmericansThe sacred hoop : recovering the feminine in American Indian traditions : with a new preface