SSAWW-L Recommendations for a Depictions of Native American Women Class
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Compiled by Elizabeth Thompson
Ohio University

Author Title Notes
S. Alice Callahan Wynema 1891,
Susan B Bettelyoun,  Joseph. Waggoner (Ed. Levine) With My Own Eyes:  A Lakota Woman Tells Her People's History 1857-1945, Fr/Lakota
Mary Rowlandson Sovereignty and Goodness Weetamoo
Charles B Brown Edgar Huntly Old Deb
Phoebe Brown "Poor Sarah" 1820 Paul Gutjahr's Popular American Literature of the 19th Century
Marshall Becker, ed Hannah Freeman 18th c Lenape

Cockacoeske, Queen of Pamunkey
William Apess Five Christian Indians Barry O'Connell's On Our Own Ground
James Nelson Barker The Indian Princess Early American Drama (ed. Jeffrey H. Richards
John Augustus Stone Metamora, The Last of the Wampanoags Metamora's wife, Nahmeokee

Metamora, or The Last of the Pollywogs Tapiokee, taging the Nation:  Plays from the American Theater, 1787-1909 (ed. Don B. Wilmeth
Ann Stephens Malaeska  1830s, periodical databases
Hilary Wyss and Kristina Bross Early Native Literacies in New England
Laura Arnold Leibman Experience Mayhew's Indian Converts
Jane Johnston Schoolcraft poems Robert Dale Parker ed
Custalow &  "Silver Star" True Story of Pocahontas: The Other Side of History
Mourning Dove Cogewea, The Half-Blood 1927
D’Arcy McNickle The Surrounded 1936
Whitman  Leaves of Grass describes a painting, The Trapper's Bride, Alfred Jacob Miller
Zitkala-Sa/Gertrude Bonnin 4 essays in Harpers Oklahoma's Poor Rich Indians: An Orgy of Graft and Exploitation of the Five Civilized Tribes, Legalized Robbery
Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton Who Would Have Thought It? "captivity"
Ella Cara Deloria Waterlily 1940s
Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins Life Among the Piutes_ (1883)

Sacagawea  Lewis and Clark
Ora V. Eddleman Reed "A Pair of Moccasins," Native American Women's Writing 1800-1924, ed. by Karen Kilcup
Sara Beaumont Kennedy "A Jamestown Romance," Outing, Dec 1894
Frances Roberts "The Journal of a Prince Consort," Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly, Mar 1900
Coosaponakeesa (Mary Musgrove and Mary Bosomworth) Colonial Records of Georgia and Juricek's Georgia Treaties early 1700s, married to colonist and ordained Anglican minister, Creeks& Southerners: Biculturalism
Pauline Johnson

James Seaver The Narrative of the Life of Mary Jemison, the "White Woman of the Genesee." 1823
Catharine Marie Sedgwick Hope Leslie


Hilary Wyss Native Women Writing: Reading between the Lines Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Spring 2007: 1-7
Ann Marie Plane "Childbirth Practices among Native American Women of New England and Canada, 1600-1800." Medicine and Healing, edited by Peter Benes, 13-33
Ann Marie Plane Sarah Ahhaton, "squaw sachem"
Kenneth M. Price To Walt Whitman, America
Laura Wexler Tender violence: domestic visions in an age of U.S. imperialism
Ann Marie Plane Colonial Intimacies: Indian Marriage in Early New England
Walsh "With Them Was my Home," American Literature (64.1) 1992  Jemison
Cathy Davidson Revolution and the Word? gender
Nina Baym How Men and Women Wrote Indian Stories"
Rayna Green The Pocahontas Perplex: The Image of Indian Women in American Culture

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