ERIC Number: ED171811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Essays on Minority Folklore: Selected Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Minority Studies (3rd, April 3, 1975), Volume 3.
Carter, George E., Ed.; And Others
This collection of selected conference papers includes experiences of specific minority groups: the native Americans, the Chicanos, and the Puerto Ricans. The papers represent the work of folklorists, historians, musicians, literary critics, and minority and ethnic studies experts. The section on native American oral tradition includes papers on Indian oratory, Algonkian communal values, Indian wisdom stories, and the work of Alex Posey, a Creek Indian. In the section on Latino folklore, the topics covered are the importance of folk literature in the Chicano experience, the creation of myth in Chicano literature, Hispanic wedding customs in New Mexico, the paradoxes of contemporary Puerto Rican poetry, the literature of the Barrio, and the Puerto Rican folk tradition of the child's wake. (Author/MC)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Conference Reports, Essays, Ethnic Studies, Folk Culture, Hispanic American Literature, Legends, Mythology, Poetry, Puerto Ricans, Spanish Americans
National Association of Interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies, 101 Main Hall, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin 5460l ($5.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., La Crosse. Inst. for Minority Studies.