He writes, "The connotations of transmotion are creation stories, totemic visions, reincarnation, and sovenance
; transmotion, that sense of native motion and an active presence, is sui generis sovereignty.
She positions Vizenor's work on the cutting edge of Native American theory, exploring his neologisms "postindian," "survivance," and "sovenance
," within the context of mainstream literary theory (152, 184).
His "new words, transmotion, varionative, penenative, postindian, and interimage, are derivative," he explains, while "indian, sovenance
, and survivance are used with new connotations" (p.