AuthorHay, Jody L.
Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies.
AdvisorTippeconnic Fox, Mary Jo
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis thesis focuses on the roles of Native women in children's literature. The study explores the works of five Native women writers in the United States that have successfully published adult literature and at least one children's book since 1990. The purpose of the research is to gain a better understanding of what these writers reveal about the roles of Native women in their literature for children. The data was collected using content analysis on the books and a questionnaire to determine (1) what roles the Native writers convey in their children's literature; and (2) what these women are writing in this field and their perspectives on the writing process. The findings of this research discuss these writers' portrayals of the complexity of Native women's roles as well as offer insight into their craft.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
American Indian Studies