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The Red Land to the SouthAmerican Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico$
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James H. Cox

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816675975

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816675975.001.0001

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The Return to Mexico

The Return to Mexico

Gerald Vizenor and Leslie Marmon Silko at the Quincentennial

(p.173) Chapter 5 The Return to Mexico
The Red Land to the South

James H. Cox

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter examines the works of first-generation renaissance writers Gerald Vizenor and Leslie Marmon Silko to address how their shared visions of indigenous Mexico constitute a point of convergence. The publication of Vizenor’s The Heirs of Columbus and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead enabled the Greater Indian Territory to make a dramatic return to American Indian literature in 1991 and to expand into Canada, the Carribbean, and Central and South America. Vizenor’s The Heirs of Columbus is a narrative of migration and the creation of a new, sovereign Anishinabe tribal nation with significant Mayan origins; while in Silko’s Almanac of the Dead, the Mayans play a central role in the emergent pan-North American indigenous rather than tribal nation-specific revolutionary movement.

Keywords:   Gerald Vizenor, Leslie Marmon Silko, indigenous Mexico, The Heirs of Columbus, Almanac of the Dead, Greater Indian Territory, American Indian literature, Mayan origins

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