King and Kodachrome: Green Grass, Running Water's Models for Non-Native Participation

Collins, Maurice
January 2001
Telling the Stories: Essays on American Indian Literatures & Cul;2001, p131
Book Chapter
The article focuses on the rules for non-Native participation in the activities of Native Indians as depicted in Thomas King's novels Medicine River and Green Grass, Running Water. In terms of photography, the respect for intimacy of activities such as the sun dance and the subjects' control over their presentation were considered. Discretion for information is also valued. Non-natives must know the limitations in telling some aspect of the Natives' community life.


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