Treaty Shirts: October 2034—A Familiar Treatise on the White Earth Nation by Gerald VizenorTreaty Shirts: October 2034—A Familiar Treatise on the White Earth Nation by Gerald Vizenor

Treaty Shirts: October 2034—A Familiar Treatise on the White Earth Nation

byGerald Vizenor

Hardcover | May 10, 2016

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Gerald Vizenor creates masterful, truthful, surreal, and satirical fiction similar to the speculative fiction of Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman. In this imagined future, seven natives are exiled from federal sectors that have replaced federal reservations; they pursue the liberty of an egalitarian government on an island in Lake of the Woods. These seven narrators, known only by native nicknames, are related to characters in Vizenor’s other novels and stories. Vizenor was the principal writer of the Constitution of the White Earth Nation, and this novel is a rich and critical commentary on the abrogation of the treaty that established the White Earth Reservation in 1867, and a vivid visualization of the futuristic continuation of the Constitution of the White Earth Nation, in 2034.
GERALD VIZENOR is a prolific novelist, poet, literary critic, and citizen of the White Earth Nation of the Anishinaabeg in Minnesota. He is Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His novel Griever: An American Monkey King in China won the American Book Award and the New York Fiction Collective...
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Title:Treaty Shirts: October 2034—A Familiar Treatise on the White Earth NationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:148 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:May 10, 2016Publisher:Wesleyan University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081957628X

ISBN - 13:9780819576286

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Gerald Vizenor creates masterful, truthful, surreal, and satirical fiction similar to the speculative fiction of Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman. In this imagined future, seven natives are exiled from federal sectors that have replaced federal reservations; they pursue the liberty of an egalitarian government on an island in Lake of the Woods. These seven narrators, known only by native nicknames, are related to characters in Vizenor’s other novels and stories. Vizenor was the principal writer of the Constitution of the White Earth Nation, and this novel is a rich and critical commentary on the abrogation of the treaty that established the White Earth Reservation in 1867, and a vivid visualization of the futuristic continuation of the Constitution of the White Earth Nation, in 2034.“Treaty Shirts masterfully exhibits the capacities of stories to create enduring images of natural reason as it strides the shifty terrain of cultural survivance, treaty rights and intellectual sovereignty. Most impressive is the way Vizenor achieves his aims, not through condemnation and animus, but by the humor and tease of stories that are the achievement of a literary artist at the height of his powers.” - Billy J. Stratton, author of Buried in Shades of Night