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By Alexander Posey,Matthew Wynn Sivils

Though he died on the age of thirty-four, the Muscogee (Creek) poet, journalist, and slapstick comedian Alexander Posey (1873–1908) used to be essentially the most prolific and influential American Indian writers of his time. This quantity of 9 tales, 5 orations, and 9 works of oral culture is the 1st to assemble those exciting and critical works of Muscogee literature. a lot of Posey’s tales mirror trickster issues; his orations exhibit either his rhetorical prowess and his political stance as a “Progressive” Muscogee; and his works of oral culture exhibit his deep cultural roots. every one of these items, which first seemed among 1892 and 1907 in Indian Territory newspapers and magazines, have for the reason that develop into rarities, a few of the unique items surviving simply as unmarried clippings in a number of archives.
 
While Muscogee oral culture tremendously encouraged Posey’s prose, his paintings used to be additionally infused with the Euro-American impacts that shaped a lot of his literary schooling. As this assortment demonstrates, Posey used his wisdom of Euro-American literature and background to assist write works that championed his personal humans at a time of profound oppression by the hands of the us executive. Posey’s brilliant literary kind merges wealthy nearby humor with Muscogee oral culture in a manner that makes him a different determine in American Indian literature and politics. Chinnubbie and the Owl brings those works of serious literary, cultural, and ancient price to a brand new iteration of readers.

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