The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book

Arsenal Pulp PressSKU: 9781551523606

Author:
Hill, Gord
Grade Levels:
Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
87
Publisher:
Arsenal Pulp
Copyright Data:
2010

Price:
Sale price$12.95

Description

The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book by Kwakwaka'wakw artist and activist Gord Hill offers students an 80-page perspective on Indigenous Peoples resistance movements to European colonization of the Americas. This graphic novel takes a large chunk of history and breaks it into three sections: Invasion, Assimilation and Resistance. Events covered in this sweeping saga include the 1680 Pueblo Revolt in New Mexico; the Inca insurgency in Peru from the 1500s to the 1780s; Pontiac and the 1763 Royal Proclamation; Geronimo and the 1860s Seminole Wars; Crazy Horse and the 1877 War on the Plains; the rise of the American Indian Movement in the 1960s; Wounded Knee; the Kanehsatà:ke Mohawk resistance in 1990; and the 1995 Aazhoodena Stoney Point (Ipperwash) resistance. The story also includes a one page spread on treaties; and residential schools. The book also contains a preface by Ward Churchill which most students will likely overlook. This new approach to Indigenous Peoples' history in the form of a graphic novel is an exciting development. Recommended.

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