Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-004-5
# of Pages: 600
# of Volumes: 1
Print List Price: $175
e-ISBN: 978-1-63700-005-2
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Notable Writers of the American West & the Native American Experience

October 2021

Many tell the spirited tales of the American West, describing life in the North American frontier as it moved from its earliest border at the Appalachian Mountain range through Westward expansion to the Pacific coastline. Others write or speak of their rich, varied experiences as members of First People Nations. Each story takes its place in history, part of the development and narrative of America.

This volume provides both an overview of and a more in-depth context to the stories of over 100 acclaimed writers. Each entry includes a comprehensive overview of each author's biography and literary career as well as a ready-reference listing of their major works in all genres.

Writers in this volume include:

  • Cormac McCarthy
  • Black Elk
  • Black Hawk
  • Sherman Alexie
  • Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Janet Campbell Hale
  • Paul Gunn Allen
  • Vine Deloria
  • James Fenimore Cooper
  • Larry McMurtry
  • Willa Cather
  • Kit Carson
  • Mark Twain
  • Stephen Crane
  • Louis L’Amour
  • N. Scott Momaday
  • Louise Erdrich
  • James Welch
  • Joy Harjo
  • Charles Eastman
  • John Joseph Mathews
  • Linda Hogan
  • Tommy Pico
  • and Tommy Orange.

Each essay identifies the writer’s major genres, and birth and death dates and places. The volume also includes a Chronological List of Authors; Genre Index; Personages Index; Title Index; Subject Index; and dozens of photographs. Designed to introduce readers at the high school and university level to the rich world of Native Americans and the vivid literature of the American West, this title provides students with careful research and resources to further explore these rich literary traditions.