The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
Publish date: November 13th 2012
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
From the amazon book description: (because I'm speechless after reading this book)"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..."I'm speech...
The Inconvenient Indian 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 50 years about what it means to be “Indian” in North America. Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, th...
So I bought the damn thing and read the last ten pages. Good book, happy to give Mr. King the royalties.It is not, by King's own admission, a comprehensive history of events. Nor is it a 200-hundred-page rant, though it does contain ranting and history. The book seems to me like an attempt to explai...
Tough one to review. King explicitly states at the outset it will be his own personal approach to a topic that spans 500+ years, consists of hundreds if not thousands of independent tribes (not a heterogeneous group - call them First Nations, Aboriginals, Native Americans, or Indians, as he prefers...
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