Thursday, June 09, 2016

Mourning Dove's Short Stories

 “This volume is a product Morning Dove’s intense interest in her people’s past.”

Considered to be the first Native American woman novelist, Mourning Dove represents the Okanagan people of the Pacific Northwest thorough the folklore found in her short stories. These stories reveal the history of the Okanagan and the early life of Mourning Dove. As an intense listener, she absorbed these stories and memorized them. The stories found in this book provide insight into a culture from the Pacific Northwest that is rarely mentioned. This book serves a cultural and historical piece for the Okanagan people and Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest.

“These stories are rich in culture, wisdom and meaning.”

Like always, the SDSU Press never fails to represent the people that are almost forgotten and lost. Tap into some of the earliest American literature with this wonderful collection. 

This book can be purchased here

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