The Novels of Louise Erdrich

Stories of Her People

by Connie Jacobs (Author)
Textbook XIX, 260 Pages
Series: American Indian Studies, Volume 11


Louise Erdrich positions herself as a contemporary tribal storyteller with her interlocking tales of her Chippewa people and her German-American ancestors. From the tribe’s struggle to survive (Tracks), to the Depression (The Beet Queen), to the mid-twentieth century (Love Medicine), to contemporary times (The Bingo Palace, Tales of Burning Love, and The Antelope Wise), Erdrich sympathetically, compassionately, and realistically renders a portrait of people striving to survive governmental bureaucracy, Catholic Church intrusion, and climatic severity.


XIX, 260
ISBN (Softcover)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2001. XIX, 260 pp., 3 maps

Biographical notes

Connie Jacobs (Author)

The Author: Connie A. Jacobs has specialized in Native American literature based on her doctoral studies at Northern Illinois Universitiy. She is on the board of the National Association of Ethnic Studies and is co-editor along with Greg Sarris and James Giles of Approaches to Teaching the Novels and Poetry of Louise Erdrich. Dr. Jacobs is an Assistant Professor of English at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico.


Title: The Novels of Louise Erdrich