The Resource Ever towards the setting sun they push us : American Indian identity in the writings of Mary Alicia Owen, by Greg Olson, (electronic resource)

Ever towards the setting sun they push us : American Indian identity in the writings of Mary Alicia Owen, by Greg Olson, (electronic resource)

Label
Ever towards the setting sun they push us : American Indian identity in the writings of Mary Alicia Owen
Title
Ever towards the setting sun they push us
Title remainder
American Indian identity in the writings of Mary Alicia Owen
Statement of responsibility
by Greg Olson
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mary Alicia Owen (1850-1935) is best known as a folklorist who studied and wrote about the culture, legends, and folkways of Missouri's African Americans and American Indians. While she is best remembered as the author of two major works of folklore and ethnography, Olde Rabbit, the Voodoo and Other Sorcerers (1893) and Folk-lore of the Musquakie Indians of North America (1904) she was also the author of several short stories and at least one novel and one play. In her fiction Owen often portrayed American Indian people as a part of the lively ethnic melting pot that characterized her hometown of St. Joseph, Missouri in the mid nineteenth century. Yet, despite the years of contact Owen had with members of this vibrant mixed community, she ultimately resorted to many of the same stereotypical conventions that many European-Americans of the Victorian era relied on to portray native people. Many of these same stereotypes can be seen her ethnographic work as well. This thesis examines Owen's relationship with the American Indian people she studied and her use of stereotypes--most prominently the Noble Savage and the Vanishing Indian--in characterizing them
Cataloging source
MUU
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1959-
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Olson, Greg
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2009.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1964-
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  • Flader, Susan
  • Pasley, Jeffrey L.
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  • Owen, Mary Alicia
  • Folklorists
  • African Americans
  • Indians of North America
Target audience
specialized
Label
Ever towards the setting sun they push us : American Indian identity in the writings of Mary Alicia Owen, by Greg Olson, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 23, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Susan Flader, and Dr. Jeffrey Pasley
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
698111987
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 141 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)698111987
Label
Ever towards the setting sun they push us : American Indian identity in the writings of Mary Alicia Owen, by Greg Olson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 23, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Susan Flader, and Dr. Jeffrey Pasley
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
698111987
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 141 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)698111987

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