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The inconvenient Indian a curious account of Native People in North America

King, Thomas 1943- (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780385674058 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0385674058 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: electronic resource
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    1 online resource.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, c2012.

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Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: Warm toast and porcupines -- Forget Columbus -- The end of the trail -- Too heavy to lift -- One name to rule them all -- We are sorry -- Like cowboys and Indians -- Forget about it -- What Indians want -- As long as the grass is green -- Happy ever after -- A conversation between Shelagh Rogers and Thomas King.
Summary, etc.: The Inconvenient Indian 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.
Subject: Indians of North America -- History
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs
North America -- Ethnic relations
Indians, Treatment of -- North America
Ethnic relations
Indians of North America
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs
Indians, Treatment of
North America
HISTORY
Genre/Form: History.
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