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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
The more one reads contemporary Native American writing, the more one realizes certain overreaching universal themes: namely, that the Native American past lives on, and strongly so, in the soul and consciousness of descendants; and, regardless of tribal affiliation or homeland, the nineteenth-century cultural collision with whites lingers in all such rememberings of the past and in all accounting of the present. These themes transcend the boundaries of history and fiction, prose and poetry, and offer solace to Indian and non-Indian alike.
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