“Bringing Things Together"

Tribalography, Lakota Language, and Communal Healing in Frances Washburn’s <i>Elsie’s Business</i> and <i>The Sacred White Turkey</i>


Abstract

The article applies the concept of tribalography, as defined by LeAnne Howe, to examine two novels by Frances Washburn, Elsie's Business and The Sacred White Turkey in order to demonstrate how Washburn participates in the discourse of native languages revitalization and thus offers an interesting comment on the potential of communal healing.


Keywords

language revitalization; tribalography; communal healing; Frances Washburn; Lakota; Lakota culture; healing; storytelling; story telling; community

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Published : 2018-09-23


ZiarkowskaJ. (2018). “Bringing Things Together&quot;. Review of International American Studies, 12(1), 45-64. https://doi.org/10.31261/rias.6989

Joanna Ziarkowska  j.ziarkowska@uw.edu.pl
University of Warsaw, Poland  Poland




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