skip to content
Massacre Street Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Massacre Street

Author: Paul William Zits
Publisher: Edmonton, Alta. : University of Alberta Press, 2013.
Series: Robert Kroetsch series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
A poetic view of the Frog Lake Massacre of April 2, 1885 seen from various perspectives, including First Nations participants, settlers, and military officials.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Poetry
Poésie
Additional Physical Format: Zits, Paul William.
Massacre Street.
Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, ©2013.
(CaOONL)20139010076
Named Person: Kā-pēpāmahchakwēw; Kā-pēpāmahchakwēw
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul William Zits
ISBN: 9780888646750 0888646755
OCLC Number: 816160133
Awards: Winner of Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry 2014 (Canada)
Winner of AAUP Book, Jacket & Journal Show, Poetry and Literature 2014 (United States)
Short-listed for Book Design of the Year - Alberta Book Awards 2014 (Canada)
Short-listed for Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award 2014 (Canada)
Description: 107 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Tape A --
The work is a plain one --
In the Long Knives' country --
A Maundy Thursday --
Blood-red the sun --
Sun-red the blood or, The sun pushed a huge crimson shoulder above the skyline --
Red the sun blood or, She has but half a smoke to live --
The red-blood sun or, The sun had scorched its green roofing leaves was sinking --
The ordinary red man --
Among the valuable things --
Entering the lodge of a Wood Cree --
Oh, Sun, --
All that remained of the H.B. Co's business at Frog Lake --
Bullets --
The curtain drop on the last scene in this grim, emotional drama --
Tape B --
Solomon says --
Eyes --
I peeked over the bank of his horrible-looking head and my scalp felt very loose --
not the desire of the author of this work to publish --
A most unmelodious --
Write a cold, matter-of-fact statement of the event --
Gathered up a few that were scattered around in the dirt and saved them when no one was looking --
without giving expression to sentiments of sorrow --
Had I only the language at my command --
That little hamlet by the creek --
When one has nothing to write about it is hard to fill up pages --
Tape C --
The Queen is the supreme power in the Realm The message thus being transmitted:- --
Our Jingo found himself on the deck of a steamer --
Our Jingo and B Battery reach the ice cone at Montmorency --
Rough Work: Endeavouring to secure additional mountain guns --
Not a blade of grass for a hundred miles --
Rough Work: The safety and peace in this country will be jeopardized --
Jingo's house --
Rough Work: If wheat and seed come by boat they will be in time --
Jingo's speach at Frog Lake on The Queen's birthday --
Rough Work: Some justifiable measure should be made to prevent escape of Riel and following --
I fear I should have lost my small army in this very big Country --
Rough Work: Three french half breeds blundered south --
With field-glasses could be detected --
I have seen miles of territory just south of the line --
Tape D --
Mis-ta-hah-mis-qua --
And I could not refuse them, I dare not refuse them, because they would have just as likely as not blown my brains out --
Mis-ta-hah-mis-qua, Big Bear --
According to W.J. Maclean, sworn --
Mis-ta-hah-mis-qua, Big Bear, the prisoner --
According to Henry R. Halpin, sworn --
Mis-ta-hah-mis-qua, Big Bear, the prisoner --
And unofficially --
Mis-ta-hah-mis-qua, Big Bear, the prisoner, the prisoner in the dock --
And the official twenty-three words of Big Bear leftover from his trial (translated from Cree) --
Mis-ta-hah-mis-qua, Big Bear, the prisoner, the prisoner in the dock --
Mis-ta-hah-mis-qua, Big Bear, the prisoner, the prisoner in the dock, a sort of chief --
Tape E --
A remarkable new jail --
Every one will be satisfied --
Tape F --
Rough Work: From frenchman who defended prison to Riel --
Rough Work: Although holding foolish and peculiar views concerning visions as to prophecy --
The rebellion is now a thing of the past, it is now a page --
Crowfoot chief of the Blackfoot, like a dark Duke of Wellington, in the house of the 'white chief with one eye open,' as they called Jingo (from his watchfulness and his eyeglass)
Series Title: Robert Kroetsch series.
Responsibility: Paul Zits.

Abstract:

Poetic exploration of historical records of the Frog Lake Massacre (1885) links past to present.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"...Zits' book juxtaposes fragments of others' writing to invite readers to ponder the concept of reconstituting history when the low fog of racism attends cultural difference and shrouds events, Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/816160133> # Massacre Street
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "816160133" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/abc> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/772871039#Place/edmonton_alta> ; # Edmonton, Alta.
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/103450070> ; # Kā-pēpāmahchakwēw
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85052055> ; # Frog Lake Massacre, Frog Lake, Alta., 1885
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/772871039#Topic/cris_indiens_histoire> ; # Cris (Indiens)--Histoire
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/772871039#Topic/englisch> ; # Englisch
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/772871039#Topic/frog_lake_massacre_de_frog_lake_alb_1885_historiographie> ; # Frog Lake, Massacre de, Frog Lake, Alb., 1885--Historiographie
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/772871039#Topic/lyrik> ; # Lyrik
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/772871039#Event/1885> ; # 1885
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/813.6/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1291439> ; # Alberta--Frog Lake.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/772871039#Topic/frog_lake_massacre_de_frog_lake_alb_1885> ; # Frog Lake, Massacre de, Frog Lake, Alb., 1885
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/772871039#Person/ka_pepamahchakwew_1845_1885> ; # Kā-pēpāmahchakwēw
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1754983> ; # Frog Lake Massacre (Alberta : 1885)
   schema:bookEdition "1st ed." ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/162394344> ; # Paul William Zits
   schema:datePublished "2013" ;
   schema:description "Tape A -- The work is a plain one -- In the Long Knives' country -- A Maundy Thursday -- Blood-red the sun -- Sun-red the blood or, The sun pushed a huge crimson shoulder above the skyline -- Red the sun blood or, She has but half a smoke to live -- The red-blood sun or, The sun had scorched its green roofing leaves was sinking -- The ordinary red man -- Among the valuable things -- Entering the lodge of a Wood Cree -- Oh, Sun, -- All that remained of the H.B. Co's business at Frog Lake -- Bullets -- The curtain drop on the last scene in this grim, emotional drama -- Tape B -- Solomon says -- Eyes -- I peeked over the bank of his horrible-looking head and my scalp felt very loose -- not the desire of the author of this work to publish -- A most unmelodious -- Write a cold, matter-of-fact statement of the event -- Gathered up a few that were scattered around in the dirt and saved them when no one was looking -- without giving expression to sentiments of sorrow -- Had I only the language at my command -- That little hamlet by the creek -- When one has nothing to write about it is hard to fill up pages -- Tape C -- The Queen is the supreme power in the Realm The message thus being transmitted:- -- Our Jingo found himself on the deck of a steamer -- Our Jingo and B Battery reach the ice cone at Montmorency -- Rough Work: Endeavouring to secure additional mountain guns -- Not a blade of grass for a hundred miles -- Rough Work: The safety and peace in this country will be jeopardized -- Jingo's house -- Rough Work: If wheat and seed come by boat they will be in time -- Jingo's speach at Frog Lake on The Queen's birthday -- Rough Work: Some justifiable measure should be made to prevent escape of Riel and following -- I fear I should have lost my small army in this very big Country -- Rough Work: Three french half breeds blundered south -- With field-glasses could be detected -- I have seen miles of territory just south of the line -- Tape D -- Mis-ta-hah-mis-qua -- And I could not refuse them, I dare not refuse them, because they would have just as likely as not blown my brains out -- Mis-ta-hah-mis-qua, Big Bear -- According to W.J. Maclean, sworn -- Mis-ta-hah-mis-qua, Big Bear, the prisoner -- According to Henry R. Halpin, sworn -- Mis-ta-hah-mis-qua, Big Bear, the prisoner -- And unofficially -- Mis-ta-hah-mis-qua, Big Bear, the prisoner, the prisoner in the dock -- And the official twenty-three words of Big Bear leftover from his trial (translated from Cree) -- Mis-ta-hah-mis-qua, Big Bear, the prisoner, the prisoner in the dock -- Mis-ta-hah-mis-qua, Big Bear, the prisoner, the prisoner in the dock, a sort of chief -- Tape E -- A remarkable new jail -- Every one will be satisfied -- Tape F -- Rough Work: From frenchman who defended prison to Riel -- Rough Work: Although holding foolish and peculiar views concerning visions as to prophecy -- The rebellion is now a thing of the past, it is now a page -- Crowfoot chief of the Blackfoot, like a dark Duke of Wellington, in the house of the 'white chief with one eye open,' as they called Jingo (from his watchfulness and his eyeglass)"@en ;
   schema:description "A poetic view of the Frog Lake Massacre of April 2, 1885 seen from various perspectives, including First Nations participants, settlers, and military officials."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/772871039> ;
   schema:genre "Poetry"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/772871039#Series/robert_kroetsch_series> ; # Robert Kroetsch series.
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/772871039#CreativeWork/massacre_street> ;
   schema:name "Massacre Street"@en ;
   schema:productID "816160133" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/816160133#PublicationEvent/edmonton_alta_university_of_alberta_press_2013> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/772871039#Agent/university_of_alberta_press> ; # University of Alberta Press
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780888646750> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB2A9327> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/816160133> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/772871039#Agent/university_of_alberta_press> # University of Alberta Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "University of Alberta Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/772871039#Person/ka_pepamahchakwew_1845_1885> # Kā-pēpāmahchakwēw
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1845?" ;
   schema:deathDate "1885" ;
   schema:givenName "Kā-pēpāmahchakwēw" ;
   schema:name "Kā-pēpāmahchakwēw" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/772871039#Place/edmonton_alta> # Edmonton, Alta.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Edmonton, Alta." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/772871039#Series/robert_kroetsch_series> # Robert Kroetsch series.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/816160133> ; # Massacre Street
   schema:name "Robert Kroetsch series." ;
   schema:name "Robert Kroetsch series" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/772871039#Topic/cris_indiens_histoire> # Cris (Indiens)--Histoire
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Cris (Indiens)--Histoire"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/772871039#Topic/frog_lake_massacre_de_frog_lake_alb_1885> # Frog Lake, Massacre de, Frog Lake, Alb., 1885
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Frog Lake, Massacre de, Frog Lake, Alb., 1885"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/772871039#Topic/frog_lake_massacre_de_frog_lake_alb_1885_historiographie> # Frog Lake, Massacre de, Frog Lake, Alb., 1885--Historiographie
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Frog Lake, Massacre de, Frog Lake, Alb., 1885--Historiographie"@fr ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85052055> # Frog Lake Massacre, Frog Lake, Alta., 1885
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Frog Lake Massacre, Frog Lake, Alta., 1885"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1291439> # Alberta--Frog Lake.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Alberta--Frog Lake." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1754983> # Frog Lake Massacre (Alberta : 1885)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
   schema:name "Frog Lake Massacre (Alberta : 1885)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/103450070> # Kā-pēpāmahchakwēw
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1845?" ;
   schema:deathDate "1885" ;
   schema:givenName "Kā-pēpāmahchakwēw" ;
   schema:name "Kā-pēpāmahchakwēw" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/162394344> # Paul William Zits
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Zits" ;
   schema:givenName "Paul William" ;
   schema:name "Paul William Zits" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780888646750>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0888646755" ;
   schema:isbn "9780888646750" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.