One of the first known novels by a Native American woman, Cogewea () is the story of a half-blood girl caught between the worlds of Anglo ranchers and. The ranch foreman, James “Jim” LaGrinder, is also a half-breed, who dotes on Cogewea. He affectionately calls her “Sis” and “squaw. COGEWEA THE HALF-BLOOD. Grew up like the prairie lilies,. Grew a tall and slender maiden,. With the beauty of the moonlight,. With the beauty of the starlight .
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Critical and Cultural Perspectives: Kristen rated it liked it Mar 09, Surprised I enjoyed this as Romance novels aren’t typically my thing.
Cogewea, The Half Blood: A Depiction of the Great Montana Cattle Range
I respect and admire Mourning Dove and the fact that she is the first Native American woman to have published a novel. Views Read Edit View history. Also a good source for Indigenous liminality, though the differences between white, Indigenous, and “breeds,” are almost entirely defined by blood quantum and not cultural identity. It may require cleanup to comply with Tje content policies, particularly neutral point of view.
It is definitely pulp fiction, but there is also some depth if you read closely. Recent scholarship has also recognized the novel as a work of Indigenous empowerment. To ask other readers questions about Cogewea, The Half Bloodplease sign up.
Throughout the book, characters with indigenous ancestry have correct intuitions about the future, which they attribute to guidance from their ancestors.
There’s not too much to say about this one. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This page was last edited on 24 Juneat However, either a third grade education was a lot more political then or he editorialized a lit, especially the first third of the book.
Syilx Okanagan Oraliture and tmixwcentrism. It’s a romance with a western setting.
Cogewea, The Half Blood: A Depiction of the Great Montana Cattle Range by Mourning Dove
There is a reason the author had to guarentee publishing costs, this book might be history,but enjoyable Cogewea’s sister who is quiet but also distrusts white culture. This book is kind of hard to follow, even with a background in Native history and a love of Harliquin Romances. Mourning DoveSho-pow-tan. It was later edited by Lucullus Virgil McWhorter. Diana rated it did not like it Aug 14, Nov 21, Marie Halt rated it really liked it.
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He may be a parody of Owen Wister’s taciturn eponymous hero in The Virginian novel. She does not trust the Shoyapee her term for white people, which loosely translated compares the “white man” to a “the hog because of his greedy nature”.
Wikipedia articles with possible conflicts of interest from May Cogewsa that may contain original research from December All articles that may contain original research Articles with multiple maintenance issues. Brian Leslie rated it it was ok Dec 29, One rancher, Silent Bob, tells a new bloodd, Alfred Densmore, that Cogewea is heir to a large property and fortune, though she is not.
Mourning Dove was accused by one Indian agent of falsely claiming she authored the novel.
Tif rated it liked it Feb 10, Open Preview See a Problem? With CogeweaMourning Dove attempted to infuse the western romance with the oral traditions of her Okanagan culture. For example, Jim knows that Cogewea will win the horse race because his “spirit power” told him. Nichole Rued rated it really liked it Dec 20, Wendy rated it it was amazing Oct 12, The first take on the book, provided by Charles Larson insuggests McWhorter may be more than an editor.
Fiction can shine light on dark times and places, reveal human circumstances otherwise opaque and hidden but in this story the characters often disappear to make room for scolding didactic arguments that would be better delivered either by one clear narrative voice or the characters themselves. Refresh and try again. He ends up taking Cogewea captive, but after he realizes that she has little financial worth, he leaves her to die in the wilderness.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. She has assimilated into white culture. University of Oklahoma Press.
This article has multiple issues. Meredith rated it liked it May 05, Humm not exacly sure what to say, one I read for school.
I read this as a favor to my spouse, who also has read it as part of her grad school class. Cogeweea is one of the first novels to be written by a First Nations female author. When first published, audiences found the novel’s style awkward.