Chapter 7: Early 20th C. American Lit
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D'Arcy McNickle was born in 1904 in St. Ignatius, Montana and died in 1977. He attended mission schools in Montana and then was sent away to boarding school in Oregon. He is regarded as one of the founders of Native American literature and ethnohistory. He was a recognized authority on government policy concerning Native Americans. He attended Oxford University, 1925-26; and University of Grenoble, 1933. He was an American Anthroplogist Association fellow and was the first director of the Center for American Indian History at the Newberry Library in Chicago, which was later renamed in his honor. He was a writer, historian and an activist, and served as Professor of Anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan. - IPL
The Surrounded, 1936, PS3525 .A2844 S8; They Came Here First, 1949; Runner in the Sun: A Story of Indian Maize, 1954; Indian Man: A Life of Oliver La Farge, 1972, GN21 .L24 M3; Native American Tribalism: Indian Survival and Renewals, 1973, E91 .M26; Wind From an Enemy Sky, 1978, PS3525.A2844 W5; The Hawk is Hungry and Other Stories, 1992. PS3525 .A2844 H38
The Indian tribes of the United States: ethnic and cultural survival. NY: Oxford UP, 1962. E77 .M176
Indians and other Americans; two ways of life meet. By Harold E. Fey and D'Arcy McNickle. NY: Harper, 1959. E93 .F37
Selected Bibliography 1980-Present
Cox, James H. Muting White Noise: Native American and European American Novel Traditions. Norman: U of Oklahoma P, 2006.
- - -. The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2012.
Douglas, Christopher. A Genealogy of Literary Multiculturalism. NY: Cornell UP, 2009.
Hans, Birgit. ed. D'Arcy McNickle's The Hungry Generations: The Evolution of a Novel. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 2007.
Miller, Jay, Colin G. Calloway, and Richard A. Sattler. eds. Braving New Worlds: Breed Fictions, Mixedblood Identities. Writings in Indian History, 1985-1990. Norman: U of Oklahoma P, 1995.
Parker, Dorothy R. Singing an Indian song: a biography of D'Arcy McNickle. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1994. PS3525 .A2844 Z83x
Piatote, Beth H. Domestic Subjects: Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 2013.
Prampolini, Gaetano. "American Indian Novels of the 1930s: John Joseph Mathews's Sundown and D'Arcy McNickle's Surrounded." in Pulitano, Elvira. ed. Transatlantic Voices: Interpretations of Native North American Literatures. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2007.
Purdy, John L. Word Ways: The Novels of D'Arcy McNickle. Tucson: U of Arizona P, 1990.
- - -. ed. The Legacy of D' Arcy McNickle: Writer, Historian, Activist. Norman: U of Oklahoma P, 1996.
Ruppert, James. D'Arcy McNickle. Boise: Boise State Univ., 1988.
Zulli, Jeri. "Perception in D'Arcy McNickle's The Surrounded: A Postcolonial Reading." in Nelson, Elizabeth H. ed. Telling the Stories: Essays on American Indian Literatures and Cultures. NY: Peter Lang, 2001.
MLA Style Citation of this Web Page
Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 7: D'arcy McNickle." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. URL: http://www.paulreuben.website/pal/chap7/mcnickle.html (provide page date or date of your login).
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