Index
act up, 103–4, 139
Affirmativeaction, 139
AfricanAmericans. See Blacks
AfricanAmericanstudies, 3, 119–22
Africanspirituality, 54–56, 192 n.21,
192 n.24, 206–7 n.32
aids, 104
Ali,Shahrazad, 109–10
Allen,PaulaGunn:onAztecdeities,
80;oncomplexityofexistence, 164;
ondogmatismofWesternliterary
criticism, 170;onLagunaPueblocul-
ture, 171;onmale/femaleequilib-
riuminLagunaculture, 166;on
NativeAmericanviewsofwoman-
ness, 206 n.24;onsecretiveness, 160;
onself-esteeminNativeAmerican
culture, 88;onwhitevs.Indianexpe-
rience, 205 n.15
Almaguer,Tomas, ´ 139
Almanac of the Dead (Silko), 68–99;
Beaufreycharacter, 94–95;Beau-
frey’shatredofmother/self, 95;
beginningof, 76–77;bordersin/
organizationof, 75–76;and Cere-
mony, 77, 92, 194 n.6;thechildren
fleenorth, 88–89;criticalresponse
to, 68, 69;death’sdualrolein, 7;
death/sexin, 36, 96, 189 n.34;differ-
encesin, 75, 76;drugusein, 77–78,
81;Ferrocharacter, 77;frontispiece
to, 14;thegeneral’serection, 91–92;
generationalstoriesin, 85;genocide
themein, 71, 74, 78–79, 83–84, 96, 97,
98;geographicsettingsof, 75;the
grotesquein, 71–72, 85, 90, 94, 95,
97–98;Guzmancharacter, 83, 84;
Guzman’strees, 84;LeahBlue’s
exploitationoftheland, 96–97;
Lechacharacter, 75, 77, 80;Lecha’s
dream-visions, 85–88;Lecha’snote-
book, 88;Lecha’spain/addiction,
87;malebodyin, 94;Malenchemyth
in, 195 n.24;masculinism/misog-
ynyin, 97;memory/imaginationin,
73–74, 81–82;Menardocharacter, 89;
Menardo’sbusinessdealings, 90, 91;
Menardo’sdream-vision, 93;Me-
nardo’shouse, 90;Menardo’sIndian
ancestry, 89–90;milk’sabsencein,
78, 79, 195 n.15;Monte’skidnap-
ping, 81;narrativestructureof, 75;
NativeAmericaninfluenceson, 75,
79–80, 195 n.22;orderingofevents
in, 75–76;postmodernismof, 7;real-
ismof, 98;rebirththemein, 85;
sacred/profanein, 80;Seese’s
dream-visions, 81–82;serialkiller
in, 86, 87;Serlo’salternativeearth
project, 95–96;sexual/physicalvio-
lencein, 70, 76, 91–92, 93–94;simul-
taneityin, 75;spiritsin, 72, 87, 90–
91;and Storyteller, 92;tricksterchar-
acterin, 72;Triggbleedshitchhik-
ers, 96;vignettesin,sourcesfor, 69;
visionofthefuturein, 98;whiteness
in,negativecharacterizationof, 68–
69, 84–85;witcheryin, 89, 92;Yoeme
seeslynchings, 84;Yoeme’sstories,
83;Zetacharacter, 75, 77, 80;Zeta’s
dye, 77, 79–80
Alpert,Jane, 131, 132, 133–34
AmericanIndianculture. See Native
Americanculture
AmericanIndianliterature. See Native
Americanliterature
Americanliterature/culture, 154. See
also Literature
Americanpoets, 155–56
‘‘American,’’statusof, 16
Anderson,Benedict, 6;onthedead/
nation/language, 13, 16, 22–28, 36,
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