Native American Literature Before 1924

Location: Hesburgh Library Rare Books Room

Robert Walls, Teaching Professor of Native American Studies in the Department of American Studies and Professor Laura Dassow Walls are pleased to announce a new Spotlight Exhibit in the Hesburgh Library Rare Book Room: “Native American Literature Before 1924.” The exhibit will run through the end of the 2016 spring semester.

The exhibit features rare copies of print literature from notable Native American authors and communities published before the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924. There are works of fiction, autobiography, boarding school literature, ethnography, and religion, including a proof signature from a Cherokee Bible in Sequoyah’s syllabary and Simon Pokagon’s Pottawattamie Book of Genesis (1901), printed on birch bark.

The exhibit will be of appeal to anyone interested in Native American studies, American Studies, American literature and history, anthropology, book history, and material culture. Please enjoy the opportunity to visit this unique display!

Find more information here.