The Walking People Construed as a Persistent Conversation

In this paper, we argue that The Walking People by Paula Underwood can be profitably conceived of as a persistent conversation. Evidence is obtained from the narrative sections of the book (which constitute an oral history of her branch of the Iroquois) as well ancillary material from the author that describe, for example, the way in which designated storytellers are selected and trained and how the listeners

By: John C. Thomas

Published in: RC24187 in 2007


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