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

Author: Thomas King
Publisher: [Toronto] : Anchor Canada, 2013. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Anchor Canada editionView all editions and formats
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Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, The Inconvenient Indian distills the insights gleaned from Thomas King's critical and personal meditation on what it means to be "Indian" in North America, 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas King
ISBN: 9780385664226 0385664222
OCLC Number: 847332553
Notes: Includes index.
Originally published by Doubleday Canada, 2012.
"Anchor Canada edition published 2013"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 314 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Thomas King.

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Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, The Inconvenient Indian distills the insights gleaned from Thomas King's critical and personal meditation on what it means to be "Indian" in North America, 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.

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