Students this fall will have the opportunity to take Native American Literature, a course that hasn’t been offered at OCCC in four years, said Michael Snyder, English professor.
The class will focus mostly on twentieth century Native American prose, but there also will be some poetry, Snyder said.
“Poems will actually correspond with the novels or prose text that we use,” he said.
“For example, we’re reading one book that’s kind of unconventional for a Native American literature class.”
“Stallion Gate” by Martin Cruz Smith, a historical thriller, looks at the effects in New Mexico of the atomic research and testing done there, and how it affected the Navajo Indians and other tribal people that lived there, as well as the landscape, Snyder said. The book engages history and Native American tradition.Read More