The people and the word reading native nonfiction indigenous americas robert warrior on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers much literary scholarship has been devoted to the flowering of native american fiction and poetry in the mid twentieth century yet. Much literary scholarship has been devoted to the flowering of native american fiction and poetry in the mid twentieth century yet robert warrior argues nonfiction has been the primary form used by american indians in developing a relationship with the written word one that reaches back much further in native history and culture. First they focus on nonfiction texts by native authors texts that taken together narrate a north american history of native american literature with nonfiction at its center from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries into the 1970s. In the people and the word reading native nonfiction the work of the critic and the intellectual is self reflective and metatextual warrior not only enacts such work himself through his provocative discussion but also does so by engaging four pivotal moments in history and individuals or groups whom he treats as critics and intellectuals of . Robert warriors the people and the word reading native nonfiction proposes a sweeping new way to read the form and intellectual heritage of native american literature in the process warrior produces a work that beyond literary studies can resonate for historians and for american indian studies in general
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