Another Great Moment In Canadian Indian History: Short Story

Harper Collins
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When Owen Allands is jailed for hunting on band land, the Fort Goodweatherday community decides everything would be fine if their town just appeared on provincial road maps. But since complaining about it hasn’t solved anything, they decide to be friendly and head to Victoria, B.C., to give the white people a hand with their problems.

A Short History of Indians in Canada, Thomas King’s bestselling collection of twenty tales, is a comic tour de force, showcasing the author at his hilarious and provocative best. With his razor-sharp observations and mystical characters, including the ever-present and ever-changing Coyote, King pokes a sharp stick into the gears of the Native myth-making machine, exposing the underbelly of both historical and contemporary Native-White relationships. Through the laughter, these stories shimmer brightly with the universal truths that unite us.

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About the author

THOMAS KING is an award-winning writer whose fiction includes Green Grass, Running Water; Truth and Bright Water and The Back of the Turtle, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award. His non-fiction book The Truth About Stories won the Trillium Book Award, while The Inconvenient Indian won the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the RBC Taylor Prize. A member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of an award from the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Thomas King has taught at the University of Lethbridge and was chair of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota before moving to the University of Guelph, where he taught until he retired. He lives in Guelph with his partner, Helen Hoy. Cold Skies is the third novel in Thomas King’s DreadfulWater series.

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Publisher
Harper Collins
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Published on
Dec 18, 2012
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Pages
50
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ISBN
9781443419680
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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