The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King.
In The Inconvenient Indian
, Thomas King offers a deeply knowing, darkly funny, unabashedly opinionated, and utterly unconventional account of IndianWhite relations in North America since initial contact. Ranging freely across the centuries and the CanadaU.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.
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