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The most well-known example of Indigenous prophecy is the Ghost Dance. For this very reason, the memory of the Ghost Dance serves as a powerful entry point for considering the work of prophecy, in its challenge to settler narratives of the historical inevitability of Indian subordination and disappearance. In Sherman Alexie’s Indian Killer (1996) and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Gardens in the Dunes (1999), the Ghost Dance emerges in response to everyday forms of relationship and struggle. The texts suggest how such ordinary sensations give rise to prophecy and are intensified by it, commonplace events and dynamics creating conditions for action...

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