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The inconvenient Indian : a curious account of native people in North America / Thomas King.

King, Thomas, 1943- (author.).

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  • 51 of 65 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Terrace Public Library.

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1 current hold with 65 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Terrace Public Library 970.004 Kin (Text) 35151000343392 Adult Non-fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385664226 (paperback) :
  • ISBN: 9780385664219 (hc)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 314 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto, ON : Anchor Canada, 2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Originally published: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, c2012.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Warm toast and porcupines -- 1. Forget Columbus -- 2. The end of the trail -- 3. Too heavy to lift -- 4. One name to rule them all -- 5. We are sorry -- 6. Like cowboys and Indians -- 7. Forget about it -- 8. What Indians want -- 9. As long as the grass is green -- 10. Happy ever after -- A conversation between Shelagh Rogers and Thomas King -- A discussion guide -- Acknowledgements -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
"The Inconvenient Indian is at once a “history” and the complete subversion of a history—in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be “Indian” in North America. Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, this book distills the insights gleaned from that meditation, weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other. In the process, King refashions old stories about historical events and figures, takes a sideways look at film and pop culture, relates his own complex experiences with activism, and articulates a deep and revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands. This is a book both timeless and timely, burnished with anger but tempered by wit, and ultimately a hard-won offering of hope -- a sometimes inconvenient, but nonetheless indispensable account for all of us, Indian and non-Indian alike, seeking to understand how we might tell a new story for the future." -- Review from website.
Awards Note:
First Nation Communities Read 2018-2019 YA/Adult Longlist
Subject: Indians of North America > History.
Indians of North America > Social life and customs.
Indians, Treatment of > North America.
North America > Ethnic relations.
Topic Heading: First Nations

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