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The inconvenient Indian : a curious account of native people in North America

Author: Thomas King
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2013. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, the author offers a deeply knowing, darkly funny, unabashedly opinionated, and utterly unconventional account of Indian-White relations in North America since initial contact. In the process, he refashions old stories about historical events and figures. Ranging freely across the centuries and the Canada-U.S. border, he debunks fabricated stories of Indian savagery and White heroism, takes an oblique  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas King
ISBN: 9780816689767 0816689768
OCLC Number: 840465583
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 287 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Thomas King.

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Originally published: Canada: Doubleday, 2012.  Read more...
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"The Inconvenient Indian may well be unsettling for many non-natives in this country to read. This is exactly why we all should read it. Especially now." --Vancouver Sun Read more...

 
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