Covers, Titles, and Tables: The Formations of American Literary Canons




12 Native American Oral Literatures

14 Native American Oral Narrative
16 Talk Concerning the First Beginning (Zuni)
30 The Origin of Stories (Seneca)
33 Iroquois or Confederacy of the Five Nations (Iroquois)
36 Raven Makes a GirLSick and Then Cures Her (Tsimshian)
38 The Bungling Host (Hitchiti)
40 Creation of the Whites (Yuchi)
41 Native American Oral Poetry
42 Love Song (Aleut)
43 Woman's Divorce Dance Song (]aneGreen)
43 Formula to Secure Love (Cherokee)
44 War Song (Crow)
45 War Song (Young Doctor, Makah)

46 New Spain

48 Christopher Columbus (1451-1506)
49 from Journal of the First Voyage to America, 1492-1493
57 Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca (1490?-1556?)
58 Relation of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
58 from Chapter VII: The Character of the Country
60 from Chapter VIII: We Go from Aute
61 from Chapter X: The Assault from the Indians ,
62 from Chapter XI: Of What Befel Lope de Oviedo with the Indians
62 from Chapter XXI: Our Cure of Some of the Afflicted
63 from Chapter XXIV: Customs of the Indians of That Country
65 from Chapter XXVII: We Moved Away and Were Well Received
65 from Chapter XXXII: The Indians Give Us the Hearts of Deer
66 from Chapter XXXIII: We See Traces of Christians
67 from Chapter XXXIV: Of Sending for the Christians



Dr. Kenneth Roemer
University of Texas at Arlington

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