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Chadwick Allen

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816678181

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816678181.001.0001

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Pictographic, Woven, Carved

Pictographic, Woven, Carved

Engaging N. Scott Momaday’s “Carnegie, Oklahoma, 1919” through Multiple Indigenous Aesthetics

(p.101) 3 Pictographic, Woven, Carved

Chadwick Allen

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter features three readings of Momaday’s brief poem “Carnegie, Oklahoma, 1919,” originally published in 1992, the year of the Columbus quincentenary. Each reading is based in a distinct worldview and system of aesthetics: Kiowa, with which Momaday identifies personally and genealogically and with which the specific content and overt themes of the poem can be aligned; Navajo, with which Momaday has extensive personal and professional experience; and Māori, with which Momaday has no personal or professional experience and in which he has no particular stake. The three readings move outward from a tribally specific approach to Indigenous literary reading and interpretation toward an intertribal or international approach and toward the possibility of a more global, trans-Indigenous approach.

Keywords:   Momaday, Carnegie, Oklahoma, 1919, Kiowa, Indigenous, Navajo, Māori, Indigenous literary reading

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