Realism and the Real:
An online anthology of Representations of Native Americans 1865-1900*
The purpose of this project is to explore the relationship between mainstream depictions of Native Americans and the reality of Native American existence in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Furthermore, this anthology attempts to locate the place of the Native American in terms of mainstream literary trends. One avenue I am going to explore is the relationship between Realism and representations of Native Americans as published by Harper's magazine under the editorship of W.D.Howells. Ultimately I wish to include not only representations of Native Americans from popular journals such as Harper's but also to allow early Native Americans to speak for themselves. Hence this anthology includes both realism and the real by incorporating both interpretations of Native American experience in line with the realist genre promoted by Howells and Harpers and Native American voices from the time. This anthology will not be limited totexts and instead will include photographs, paintings, advertisements,etc...Ultimately this anthology hopes to provide some insight as to the place of the Native American both within and outside of 19th century American culture.
*These dates are a rough estimate.
Maddox, Lucy. Removals: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the
Politics of Indian Affairs.
Scheckel, Susan. The Insistence of the Indian: Race and Nationalism in
The Native American in American Literature: A Selectively Annotated
Native American identities : from stereotype to archetype in art and literature by Scott B. Vickers.
Harper's magazine, 1850-1950; a centenary address. Allen, Frederick
Harper's magazine.Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961
Reading the West : new essays on the literature of the American West, edited
by Michael Kowalewski.
American Indian poetry; an anthology of songs and chants,edited by George W. Cronyn.
American Indian literature and the Southwest : contexts and
dispositions, Eric Gary Anderson.
Early native American writing : new critical essays, edited by
The voice in the margin : Native American literature and the canon
/ Arnold Krupat.
Indian nation : Native American literature and nineteenth-century
nationalisms / Cheryl Walker.
Gifts of the spirit : works by nineteenth-century & contemporary
Native American artists,foreword by Dan
Native American perspectives on literature and history,edited by
Alan R. Velie.