Red Ink: Native Americans Picking Up the Pen in the Colonial Period
Reexamines the writings of early indigenous authors in the northeastern United States. The Native peoples of colonial New England were quick to grasp the practical functions of Western literacy. Their written literary output was composed to suit their own needs and expressed views often in resistance to the agendas of the European colonists they were confronted with. Red Ink is an engaging retelling of American colonial history, one that draws on documents that have received scant critical and scholarly attention to offer an important new interpretation grounded in indigenous contexts and perspectives. ... In a compelling narrative arc, Lopenzina enables the reader to travel through a history that, however familiar, has never been fully appreciated or understood from a Native-centered perspective. [Amazon.com]
State University of New York Press
American literature, Native American writers, Colonial period, Cross-cultural contact, Literacy
Cultural History | Indigenous Studies | United States History
Lopenzina, Drew, "Red Ink: Native Americans Picking Up the Pen in the Colonial Period" (2012). English Faculty Bookshelf. 19.