Chapter Seven: Tricking In/Subordination

Horne, Dee
January 1999
Contemporary American Indian Writing: Unsettling Literature;1999, p127
Book Chapter
Chapter 7 of the book “Contemporary American Indian Writing: Unsettling Literature” is presented. The chapter analyzes how playwright Tomson Highway and author Thomas King adapt trickster figures from American Indian oral traditions to affirm cultural differences and explore colonial dichotomies. Highway's plays The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapusaking and King's book The One About Cayote Going West, represent colonization and insubordination using trickster characters.


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