Table of contents for A forest of time : American Indian ways of history / Peter Nabokov.


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Introduction: short history of American Indian historicity
1. Some dynamics of American Indian historicity
2. Within reach of memory - oral traditions, legends and history
3. Almost timeless truths - myth and history
4. Commentaries and subversions - memorates, jokes, tales and history
5. Anchoring the past in place - geography and history
6. Memories in things - material culture and Indian histories
7. Renewing, remembering and resisting - rituals and history
8. Old stories, new ways - writing, power and Indian histories
9. Futures of Indian pasts - prophecy and history.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Indians of North America Folklore, Indians of North America Historiography, Tales North America, Oral tradition North America