ANNALs

Archive of Native North American Literatures

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Titles A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Tribal Affiliation
of authors/spoken word sources
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

This site is dedicated to making accessible to the public works in Native North American Literatures that have entered the public domain.

We will be including both single-authored works by individuals and items based on oral traditions, such as the works contained in the Annual Reports to the Bureau of American Ethnology.  Too often, works of significance to Native North American studies are republished from the archive, only to fall back out of print due to the relatively low volume of orders; or they are offered in editions that present various challenges to student accessibility in 21st century classrooms (cost, consolidated typesetting that is hard on the eyes or otherwise fails to encourage reception, etc.); or they remain stowed away in libraries and so are available only to those with access and/or trained researchers.

While some of these works now may seem outdated or present audiences with critical problems in methodology and theory, they nevertheless represent important historical eras in literary production and/or publication in the verbal arts.  Some will be presented here with a minimal critical apparatus.  Others will be presented with a bibliography for further research.  Still others will be presented with introductory remarks, chapter notes by the site editor or other contributors, or other secondary works to help users of the site contextualize the piece at hand.
 
We hope that the texts presented here will be useful both for students and specialized researchers.

Readers interested in contributing either primary texts or elements for the critical apparatus surrounding already posted texts are encouraged to contact the site editor (Professor Susan Kalter, smkalte@ilstu.edu) to discuss their proposed contribution.

This site's format is inspired by the Internet Public Library's site on Native American Literature.   We hope it will be user-friendly.