OUT OF PRINT That the People Might Live: Native American Literatures and Native American Community is an exploration of Native literature from 1768 to the mid-1990s using the importance of community as the starting point for analysis. The author has coined the term "communitism" to reflect the passionate activism of Native writers to their communities. He believes that Native literature produced in Canada and the United States deserves study as literature separate from the national literatures both countries. As a scholar of religion, Weaver explores literature in the context of Native cultures and spiritual traditions. He draws upon the best of Native and non-Native literary scholarship to help readers gain an understanding of often-neglected texts by authors such as Peter Jones, Elias Boudinot, Richard Fields, and Lynn Riggs. In his analysis of contemporary literature, Weaver focuses on the works of Vine Deloria, Thomas King, Leslie Marmon Silko, Gerald Vizenor and Betty Louise Bell. A recommended text for Native Literature courses.