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Literature 2110: Early Diaries and Indigenous Peoples  

This is a general guide for students to use as they begin performing research for course assignments.
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From The Whale Rider (2002) directed by Niki Caro.



This guide is a good starting point for your research related to Literature 2110.  Below you will find the course description.

Early diaries of explorers, missionaries, and travelers will be read as performing the cultural work of constructing indigenous peoples for domestic audiences; as windows into the ideologies of dominant cultures; and as part of a dialectic with indigenous peoples. Writings by early and contemporary indigenous writers will be examined as constructions of pre- and post-contact identities and as responses to dominant cultural representations. Readings may include the writings of Native Americans, Hawaiians, New Zealand Maori, Australian Aborigines and diaries of Capt. Cook, Lewis and Clark, and Mary Rowlandson’s captivity narrative


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