Worried about plagiarism? Read this. Help Login Sign Up. Long before the white man appeared, Native Americans owned the great and vast lands, relying on and praising the Great Spirit for sun, rain, and life.
Sherman Alexie, a Native American from Spokane, Washington, is not only one of these authors, but she may be the most successful and well-known Native American writer who contributes these themes. Alexie often made strong attempts to portray life as a Native American in her short stories in novels. For her, it was about depicting the Native American experience. Native American literature use literary conventions in the root of myth and symbolic examples in storytelling. Ernest Hemingway attempts to describe the interactions of white Americans and Native Americans in his short story "Indian Camp. Hemingway uses an almost allegorical story as he exposes the injustices inflicted by the white oppressors through his characters.
In fact, by the time European adventurers arrived in the 15th century A. Of these, some 10 million lived in the area that would become the United States. As time passed, these migrants and their descendants pushed south and east, adapting as they went. The Arctic culture area, a cold, flat, treeless region actually a frozen desert near the Arctic Circle in present-day Alaska , Canada and Greenland, was home to the Inuit and the Aleut.
In her book American Indian Stories, Zitkala-Sa's central role as both an activist and writer surfaces, which uniquely combines autobiography and fiction and represents an attempt to merge cultural critique with aesthetic form, especially surrounding such fundamental matters as religion. In the tradition of sentimental, autobiographical fiction, this work addresses keen issues for American Indians' dilemmas with assimilation. Her stories showed how Native Americans reacted to the white man's ways of running the land and changing the life of Indians.