Delphine Red Shirt: George Sword's Warrior Narratives: Compositional Processes in Lakota Oral Tradition


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George Sword an Oglala Lakota (1846–1914) learned to write in order to transcribe and preserve his people’s oral narratives. In her book Delphine Red Shirt, also Oglala Lakota and a native speaker, examines the compositional processes of George Sword and shows how his writings reflect recurring themes and story patterns of the Lakota oral tradition. Her book invites further studies in several areas including literature, translation studies and more. My review of her book suggests some ways it could be used as a primary resource book in developing curricula in Indigenous philosophy
Keywords Indigenous  Native American  philosophy  book review  ontology  literary theory  oral tradition  Lakota
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