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The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America

Thomas King
Format
Book
Published
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2013.
Language
English
ISBN
9780816689767 (hc/j : acid-free paper), 0816689768 (hc/j : acid-free paper)
Summary
In The Inconvenient Indian, Thomas King offers a deeply knowing, darkly funny, unabashedly opinionated, and utterly unconventional account of Indian-White relations in North America since initial contact. Ranging freely across the centuries and the Canada-U.S. border, King debunks fabricated stories of Indian savagery and White heroism, takes an oblique look at Indians (and cowboys) in film and popular culture, wrestles with the history of Native American resistance and his own experiences as a Native rights activist, and articulates a profound, revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands.
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.
Description
xvi, 287 pages ; 22 cm
Notes
Includes index.
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