Woman and Environment in the Archeology of Native American Literature: A (P/post-) Colonial Perspective
Multiple Native American concepts like their approach to woman and environment have their reception within the mainstream concepts of Feminism, Reader Response Theory and Eco-Criticism. My objective is to find out the syncretic solutions to all these marginalized and main stream voices. Native American Epistemology as all-inclusive with no binaries stands upon a threshold point where traditional tribal values, past and historical experiences are acclaimed not at the cost of denouncing the other, rather adopting an interactive approach, which leads to common grounds through shared world views. It is not a shifting of binaries rather dissolution and fusion of them. Post-Colonial Native American stance ceases to be fixed and rigid rather prone to elasticity and flexibility. Post-Colonialism provides a room for marginal voices. Such frontier position is very challenging because it raises multiple questions about speaking on behalf of people, while standing on a slippery position.