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Read online The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America b WINNER of the RBC Taylor Prize b b .

i The Inconvenient Indian i is at once a history and the complete subversion of a history in short a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past years about what it means to be Indian in North America .

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 .

i From the Hardcover edition i by Thomas King

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The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
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b b WINNER of the RBC Taylor Prize b b br br i The Inconvenient Indian i is at once a history and the complete subversion of a history in short a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past years about what it means to be Indian in North America br br 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 br br 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 br br br i From the Hardcover edition i, strong Winner of the American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Awards Best Picture Book strong br br br Trickster Coyote is having his friends over for a festive solstice get together in the woods when a little girl comes by unexpectedly She leads the party goers through the snowy woods to a shopping mall a place they have never seen before br br br Coyote gleefully shops with abandon only to discover that fi lling your shopping cart with goodies is not quite the same thing as actually paying for them The trickster is tricked and goes back to his cabin in the woods somewhat subdued though nothing can keep Coyote down for long, When Will returns to Medicine River he thinks he is simply attending his mother s funeral He doesn t count on Harlen Bigbear and his unique brand of community planning Harlen tries to sell Will on the idea of returning to Medicine River to open shop as the town s only Native photographer Somehow that s exactly what happens Through Will s gentle and humorous narrative we come to know Medicine River a small Albertan town bordering a Blackfoot reserve And we meet its people the basketball team Louise Heavyman and her daughter South Wing Martha Oldcrow the marriage doctor Joe Bigbear Harlen s world travelling storytelling brother Bertha Morley who has a short fling with a Calgary dating service and David Plume who went to Wounded Knee At the centre of it all is Harlen advising and pestering annoying and entertaining gossiping and benevolently interfering in the lives of his friends and neighbours, Thomas King is a writer of lyrical comic poignancy and a best selling author in Canada Of his latest novel Newsday wrote Thomas King has quietly and gorgeously done it again Truth and Bright Water tells of a summer in the life of Tecumseh and Lum young Native American cousins coming of age in the Montana town of Truth and the Bright Water Reserve across the river in Alberta It opens with a mysterious woman with a suitcase throwing things into the river then jumping in herself Tecumseh and Lum go to help but she and her truck have disappeared Other mysteries puzzle Tecumseh whether his mom will take his dad back if his rolling stone aunt is home to stay why no one protects Lum from his father s rages Then Tecumseh gets a job helping an artist Bright Water s most famous son with the project of a lifetime As Truth and Bright Water prepare for the Indian Days festival their secrets come together in a climax of tragedy reconciliation and love