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Rez Life

Author : David Treuer
ISBN : 9780802194893
Genre : History
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Celebrated novelist David Treuer has gained a reputation for writing fiction that expands the horizons of Native American literature. In Rez Life, his first full-length work of nonfiction, Treuer brings a novelist’s storytelling skill and an eye for detail to a complex and subtle examination of Native American reservation life, past and present. With authoritative research and reportage, Treuer illuminates misunderstood contemporary issues of sovereignty, treaty rights, and natural-resource conservation. He traces the waves of public policy that have disenfranchised and exploited Native Americans, exposing the tension that has marked the historical relationship between the United States government and the Native American population. Through the eyes of students, teachers, government administrators, lawyers, and tribal court judges, he shows how casinos, tribal government, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have transformed the landscape of Native American life. A member of the Ojibwe of northern Minnesota, Treuer grew up on Leech Lake Reservation, but was educated in mainstream America. Exploring crime and poverty, casinos and wealth, and the preservation of native language and culture, Rez Life is a strikingly original work of history and reportage, a must read for anyone interested in the Native American story.

Rez Life

Author : David Treuer
ISBN : 0802119719
Genre : History
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Novelist David Treuer examines Native American reservation life--past and present--illuminating misunderstood contemporary issues of sovereignty, treaty rights, and natural-resource conservation while also exploring crime and poverty, casinos and wealth,and the preservation of native language and culture.

Rez Life

Author : David Treuer
ISBN : 0802120822
Genre : History
File Size : 64. 27 MB
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The celebrated author of The Hiawatha presents an insider chronicle of the history of Indian reservations and contemporary Native American life that challenges misperceptions about such issues as sovereignty, treaty rights and natural-resource conservation, exploring topics ranging from political tensions and casinos to crime and cultural preservation.

The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian

Author : Sherman Alexie
ISBN : 9781448188567
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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An all-new edition of the tragicomic smash hit which stormed the New York Times bestseller charts, now featuring an introduction from Markus Zusak. In his first book for young adults, Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. This heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written tale, featuring poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, is based on the author's own experiences. It chronicles contemporary adolescence as seen through the eyes of one Native American boy. 'Excellent in every way' Neil Gaiman Illustrated in a contemporary cartoon style by Ellen Forney.

On The Rez

Author : Ian Frazier
ISBN : 9781429936170
Genre : Social Science
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A great writer's journey of exploration in an American place that is both strange and deeply familiar. In Ian Frazier's bestselling Great Plains, he described meeting a man in New York City named Le War Lance, "an Oglala Sioux Indian from Oglala, South Dakota." In On the Rez, Frazier returns to the plains and focuses on a place at their center-the Pine Ridge Reservation in the prairie and badlands of South Dakota, home of the Oglala Sioux. Frazier drives around "the rez" with Le War Lance and other Oglalas as they tell stories, visit relatives, go to powwows and rodeos and package stores, and try to find parts to fix one or another of their on-the-verge-of-working cars. On the Rez considers Indian ideas of freedom and community and equality that are basic to how we view ourselves. Most of all, he examines the Indian idea of heroism-its suffering and its pulse-quickening, public-spirited glory. On the Rez portrays the survival, through toughness and humor, of a great people whose culture has shaped our American identity.

Navajos Wear Nikes

Author : Jim Kristofic
ISBN : 9780826349477
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A memoir by an Anglo boy born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania shares his life growing up on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.

Everything You Wanted To Know About Indians But Were Afraid To Ask

Author : Anton Treuer
ISBN : 9780873518628
Genre : History
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More than one hundred stereotype-debunking questions--thoughtful, awkward, and searching--answered with solid information, humor, and compassion.

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