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1 Tradition, Invention, and Aesthetics in Native American Literature and Literary Criticism 1 2 Nothing to Do:John Joseph Mathews's Sundown and Restless Young Indian Men 19 3 Who Shot the Sheriff: Storytelling, Indian Identity, and the Marketplace of Masculinity in D'Arcy McNickle's The Surrounded 51 4 Text, Lines, and Videotape: Reinventing Oral Stories as Written Poems 80 5 The Existential Surfboard and the Dream of Balance, or "To be there, no authority to anything": The Poetry ofRay A. Young Bear 101 6 The Reinvention of Restless Young Men: Storytelling and Poetry in Leslie Marmon Silko 's Ceremony and Thomas King's Medicine River 128 7 Material Choices: American Fictions and the Post-canon 168 Appendix: Legs, Sex, Orgies, Speed, and Alcohol, After Strange Gods: John Joseph Mathews's Lost Generation Letter 188Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: American literature Indian authors History and criticism, American literature 20th century History and criticism, Indians of North America Intellectual life, Indians in literature