Strengthening Native American Communities & Economies
Discussion Guide for Super Indian Volume One
Graphic novels tell a story using a combination of words and pictures in a sequence of panels. Sometimes, as with Super Indian, a volume contains several different, related stories. The visual way of conveying a story parallels storytelling in various cultures, including Native peoples. Some Southwestern tribal nations recorded stories on stone. These are known today as petroglyphs. Among the Plains nations, stories and histories were recorded on buffalo hides. Some in Western society argue that because Native peoples or nations did not have a written alphabet similar to the English one, they were not a literate people. And yet Native people passed stories on, over thousands of years, using these visual techniques.
Now that you have read the first book, check out Super Indian Volume Two!
"Super Indigenous Reader" (Sixtus Dominguez Jr.) photo above used courtesy of READ INDIGENOUS Susana Garcia Dominguez.
Photo by Ryan RedCorn