Through Pueblo Oral Tradition and Personal Narrative: Following the Santo Domingan 'Good Path'

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Title:
Through Pueblo Oral Tradition and Personal Narrative: Following the Santo Domingan 'Good Path'
Author:
Calabaza, Estefanita Lynne
Issue Date:
2011
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This master's thesis is an autoethnography. According to Denzin and Lincoln, an autoethnograpic piece "works to hold self and culture together, albeit not in equilibrium or stasis," (207). This thesis, presented in story form, tells how I was educated into and came to follow the "Good Path" in becoming a member of Santo Domingo Pueblo, and more specifically, a contemporary Santo Domingan woman. My story is framed within a Puebloan paradigm of remembrance as articulated through oral tradition, narrative and text, and the social and natural environments of my Santo Domingan world. Through introspection and reflection on the narratives, I elicit what I believe to be the foundational core values of Santo Domingo culture. I identify and reference these core values as Breath, Corn, Hair, and Family. It is through my stories that I have also come to understand the strength and power of oral traditional narratives and teachings.
Type:
Electronic Thesis; text
Keywords:
Santo Domingo; Santo Domingan; Pueblo; Personal Narrative; Oral Tradition; Good Path
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; American Indian Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Parezo, Nancy J.; Begay, Manley A., Jr.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThrough Pueblo Oral Tradition and Personal Narrative: Following the Santo Domingan 'Good Path'en_US
dc.creatorCalabaza, Estefanita Lynneen_US
dc.contributor.authorCalabaza, Estefanita Lynneen_US
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis master's thesis is an autoethnography. According to Denzin and Lincoln, an autoethnograpic piece "works to hold self and culture together, albeit not in equilibrium or stasis," (207). This thesis, presented in story form, tells how I was educated into and came to follow the "Good Path" in becoming a member of Santo Domingo Pueblo, and more specifically, a contemporary Santo Domingan woman. My story is framed within a Puebloan paradigm of remembrance as articulated through oral tradition, narrative and text, and the social and natural environments of my Santo Domingan world. Through introspection and reflection on the narratives, I elicit what I believe to be the foundational core values of Santo Domingo culture. I identify and reference these core values as Breath, Corn, Hair, and Family. It is through my stories that I have also come to understand the strength and power of oral traditional narratives and teachings.en_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.subjectSanto Domingoen_US
dc.subjectSanto Dominganen_US
dc.subjectPuebloen_US
dc.subjectPersonal Narrativeen_US
dc.subjectOral Traditionen_US
dc.subjectGood Pathen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAmerican Indian Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorParezo, Nancy J.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorBegay, Manley A., Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNicholas, Sheilahen_US
dc.identifier.proquest11626en
dc.identifier.oclc752261481en
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