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Yellow Woman: Introduction
Yellow Woman: Plot Summary
Yellow Woman: Detailed Summary & Analysis
Yellow Woman: Themes
Yellow Woman: Quotes
Yellow Woman: Characters
Yellow Woman: Symbols
Yellow Woman: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Leslie Marmon Silko
Historical Context of Yellow Woman
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- Full Title: Yellow Woman
- Where Written: Ketchikan, Alaska
- When Published: 1974
- Literary Period: Native American Renaissance
- Genre: Short fiction
- Setting: New Mexico
- Climax: Yellow Woman and Silva encounter the white rancher
- Antagonist: The white rancher and erasure of Native American culture
- Point of View: First person
Extra Credit for Yellow Woman
Career Change. After graduating with her bachelor’s in English, Silko enrolled in law school before deciding to pursue a writing career.
Personal Themes. Because of her mixed racial heritage, Silko has often referred to herself as “a half-breed or mixed-blood person,” and her writing attempts to reconcile the different facets of her identity.