Make a Beautiful Way: The Wisdom of Native American Women

Make a Beautiful Way The Wisdom of Native American Women Make a Beautiful Way is nothing less than a new way of looking at history or correctly the reestablishment of a very old way For too long Euro American discourse styles emphasizing elite male privi

  • Title: Make a Beautiful Way: The Wisdom of Native American Women
  • Author: Barbara Alice Mann Winona LaDuke
  • ISBN: 9780803260429
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback
  • Make a Beautiful Way is nothing less than a new way of looking at history or correctly, the reestablishment of a very old way For too long, Euro American discourse styles, emphasizing elite male privilege and conceptual linearity, have drowned out democratic and woman centered Native approaches Even when myopic western linearity is understood to be at work, analysisMake a Beautiful Way is nothing less than a new way of looking at history or correctly, the reestablishment of a very old way For too long, Euro American discourse styles, emphasizing elite male privilege and conceptual linearity, have drowned out democratic and woman centered Native approaches Even when myopic western linearity is understood to be at work, analysis of Native American history, society, and culture has still been consistently placed in male custody The recovery of women s traditions is the overarching theme in this collection of essays that helps reframe Native issues as properly gendered Paula Gunn Allen looks at Indian lifeways through the many stitches of Indian clothes and the many steps of their powwow fancy dances Lee Maracle calls for reconstitution of traditional social structures, based on Native American ways of knowing Kay Givens McGowan identifies the exact sites where female power was weakened through the imposition of European culture, so that we might effectively strengthen precisely those sites Finally, Barbara Alice Mann examines how communication between Natives who have federal recognition and those who do not, as well as between Natives east and west of the Mississippi, became dysfunctional, and outlines how to reestablish good relations for the benefit of all.

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  • Make a Beautiful Way brings together four distinct voices from four distinct Native American cultures, but their message is the same: Native women should be heard once again as they were heard and respected before colonialism. The supplanting of the matriarchic rule was a fundamental blow in the weakening of the Native Americans’ hold on their land, culture, and lives.The first author in the collection is Paula Gunn Allen, of Laguna/Metis descent. She offers a colloquial stream-of-consciousnes [...]


  • I so wanted this to be more than a rant. Of course, it's a justified rant, but can there not also be solutions? Suggestions? Possibly some roads to reconciliation? All I got from it was anger. So disappointed.


  • One of the most important books I have read, pretty much ties together the source of my unease living in patriarchial systems, as well as having an inherent interest in the quality and fairness of food. A collection of four essays describing traditional matriarchal culture in comparison to the role of women today. This book weaves together the premise of colonial dominance ensuing the reversal of womens powah from the perspective of American Indian women who have researched or inherited knowledg [...]


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