Silko, Leslie Marmon.
"Landscape, History, and the Pueblo Imagination," Antaeus 57 (Autumn
This short essay concerns
the place of landscape and history in Pueblo culture and spirituality.
Silko's discussion of landscape as all-inclusive and inherently interdependent
is particularly worthy of consideration in cultural landscape studies.
Landscape holds the power to connect the people with the ritual-mythic world
(spirituality). It also, according to Silko, informs storytelling (and therefore
history), in which place is often more important than time. Silko also
addresses history-telling and -keeping as a collaborative and dynamic process
in which narrative plays a central role. In that vein, Silko's essay is
a story, complete with anecdotes and allegories. [S. Dangelas.]