By Susan Naramore Maher
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From his grandmother’s stories, he embraces what Leanne Simpson has called the “strong and courageous” choices of ancestors. 19 Colonization radically disturbed the relationship between Indigenous communities and their traditional lands. By reembracing the ancient narratives, Indigenous peoples have maps to guide them into renewed traditions. The first wave of Great Plains settlement in the semiarid reaches of the United States and Canada—migrations that gained momentum after the Civil War and the great survey of the forty-ninth parallel—prefigured later diminishment.
Wyoming is one of the most industrialized landscapes in the United States, despite its tourist 28 | D E E P M A P P I N G T H E G R E AT P L A I N S glow from Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. It is a place where the imperatives of an extractive economy collide with homesteading dreams. While McPhee mutes his own presence in the text, Rising from the Plains is as plaintive and urgent, in its way, as the deep maps from the biome. In less than a century, the Love ranch devolved, the pioneering work of patriarch and mother diminished.
Consciousness as a spatial mediator organizes the layers of their narratives. For two writers, Bair and Hasselstrom, childhood memory disturbs much of the present in their texts, a sub-rosa force that pushes against the displacement and fluidity of adult existences. ” Hasselstrom, across volumes, emphasizes that she is a rancher’s daughter and a rancher herself. Both women present this childhood acculturation within a Plains matrix as central to who they have become. . ”105 As girls Bair and Hasselstrom rode their horses over the Plains, extending their understanding of the landscape and of their identities as Plainsdaughters.
Deep Map Country : Literary Cartography of the Great Plains by Susan Naramore Maher