Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, The, hardcover ed

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The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America is the 2012 offering from university professor and humourist Thomas King. With his biting wit and sarcasm, King tells readers a story of Canada’s and America’s relations with First Nations and Native Americans. King takes topics such as Ipperwash, Oka, Bill C-31, American Indian Movement, Treaty 6, Trail of Tears, and Wounded Knee and weaves these and more into a coherent whole. Overall the book comments on the state of Indian-white relations of the past and present.

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Consumption: A Novel, paper ed

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Born in the 1950s, Victoria knows nothing but the traditional life of the Inuit until, at age ten, she is sent to a sanitarium to recover from tuberculosis. Six years later, she returns to a radically different world, a stranger to her family and culture. She marries a non-Inuit, Robertson; as their children gravitate toward the pop culture of the mainland, and as her husband exploits the economic opportunities that the Arctic offers, Victoria is torn between her family and her ancestors, between the communal life of the North and the material life of the South.

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As Long As the Rivers Flow: A Novel, paper ed

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As Long As the Rivers Flow: A Novel is a novel written by James Bartleman, the former lieutenant-governor of Ontario. He wrote the story to honour the memory of Native youth who have taken their lives as a result of the Indian residential school experiences of their parents and of the parents of their parents before them. The novel follows one girl, Martha, from the Cat Lake First Nation in Northern Ontario who is taken from her family at the age of six and flown far away to residential school.

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Nation Maker, Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times, vol 2, 1867-1891, hardcover ed

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CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK  John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister, is the man who made Confederation happen, who is credited with building Canada over the next quarter century, and who shaped what it is today. From Confederation Day in 1867, where this second volume, Nation Maker, Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times, picks up, Macdonald finessed a reluctant union of four provinces in central and eastern Canada into a strong nation, despite indifference from Britain and annexationist sentiment in the United States. But it wasn't easy.

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Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies, The, paper ed

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In The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies, this well-researched and clearly written book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America. During the early nineteenth century, the British and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution. Soldiers, immigrants, settlers, and First Nations fought in a northern borderland to determine the fate of a continent. Would revolutionary republicanism sweep the British from Canada?

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From the Heart: Voices of the American Indian, paper ed

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From the Heart: Voices of the American Indian is an anthology of excerpts from speches and reports about North American and Central American Indigenous peoples from the 16th to 19th centuries. Organized into 12 major geographical regions, the voices include King Philip, Tecumseh, Osccola, Sitting Bull, Sarah Winnemucca, Chief Joseph, Geronimo, Fray Bartolome de Las Casas, George Catlin, and Thomas Jefferson. Limited background detail is provided. The book includes an index and a few archival photographs.

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Motorcycles and Sweetgrass: A Novel, paper ed

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Motorcycles and Sweetgrass: A Novel is a recent novel by Ojibwe playwright and author Drew Hayden Taylor. When a stranger pulls up astride a 1953 Indian Chief motorcycle to the sleepy Anishnawbe community called Otter Lake everything turns upside down especially when the Reserve's Chief, Maggie, is swept off her feet by the stranger, but her teenage son is suspicious of the stranger and he teams up with his uncle Wayne to drive the stranger from the Reserve. ATOS Reading Level: 5.3. White Pine Nominee 2012.

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As Long As the Rivers Flow: A Novel, hardcover ed

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As Long As the Rivers Flow: A Novel is a novel written by James Bartleman, the former lieutenant-governor of Ontario. He wrote the story to honour the memory of Native youth who have taken their lives as a result of the Indian residential school experiences of their parents and of the parents of their parents before them. The novel follows one girl, Martha, from the Cat Lake First Nation in Northern Ontario who is taken from her family at the age of six and flown far away to residential school.

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Ragged Company: A Novel, paper ed

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Four chronically homeless people - Amelia One Sky, Timber, Double Dick and Digger - seek refuge in a warm movie theatre when a severe Arctic Front descends on the city. During what is supposed to be a one-time event, this temporary refuge transfixes them. They fall in love with this new world, and once the weather clears, continue their trips to the cinema. On one of these outings they meet Granite, a jaded and lonely journalist who has turned his back on writing the same story over and over again in favour of the escapist qualities of film, and an unlikely friendship is struck.

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Starlight Tour: The Last, Lonely Night of Neil Stonechild, revised and updated, paper ed

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Two CBC investigative journalists wrote this true crime book about the untimely death of 17-year-old Neal Stonechild in November 1990. Saskatoon police were known for their racist treatment of First Nations living within the city. When the youth's frozen body was found three days after he disappeared, the authorities termed the death a misadventure. The boy's mother pushed insistently for answers but these were not forthcoming until a decade later when two additional First Nations men were also found dead on the outskirts of town.

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