The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account Of Native People In North America

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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.

THOMAS KING is one of Canada''s premier Native public intellectuals. For the past five decades, he has worked as an activist for Native causes and an administrator of Native programs, and has taught Native literature and history at universities in the United States and Canada. He is the bestselling author of five novels, including Medi...
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Title:The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account Of Native People In North America
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:336 pages, 7.98 X 5.22 X 0.89 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 7.98 X 5.22 X 0.89 in
Published:August 13, 2013
Publisher:Doubleday Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780385664226

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