Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask

Borealis BooksSKU: 9780873518611

Author:
Anton Treuer
Grade Levels:
Ten, Eleven, Twelve, College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations, Ojibwe
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
191
Publisher:
Borealis Books

Price:
Sale price$26.50

Description

Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, offers an up-to-date resource for all American students and the general public about the history and contemporary issues of Native Americans. In the question and answer format the author has organized the book into broad topics such as Terminology, History, Religion, Powwow, Languages, Politics, Education, Economics, and Perspectives: Coming to Terms and Future Directions. With well over 100 answers to basic and difficult questions, the author deftly responds with wit, clarity, and honesty. Some questions revolve around romanticized ideas of Indigenous peoples, others are stereotypes, and some are just racist in nature. The standard myths such as Indians don't pay taxes, as well as questions about powwows, Indian time, and the sweat lodge all apply to people on both sides of the Canadian and USA border. Some questions deal specifically with American policies. This book is a valuable reference guide for all public libraries as well as secondary and post-secondary schools.

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