The Inconvenient Indian Illustrated
A Curious Account of Native People in North America
An illustrated edition of the award-winning, bestselling Canadian classic, featuring over 150 images that add colour and context to this extraordinary work.
"Every Canadian should read [this] book." --Toronto Star
Since its publication in 2012, The Inconvenient Indian has become an award-winning bestseller and a modern classic. In its pages, Thomas King tells the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Native and Indigenous people in the centuries since the two first encountered each other. This new, provocatively illustrated edition matches essential visuals to the book's urgent words, and in so doing deepens and expands King's message. With more than 150 images--from artwork, photographs, advertisements and archival documents to contemporary representations of Native peoples by Native peoples, including some by King himself--this unforgettable volume vividly shows how "Indians" have been seen, understood, propagandized, represented and reinvented in North America.
Here is a book both timeless and timely, burnished with anger and tempered by wit, and ultimately a hard-won offering of hope--an inconvenient but necessary account for all of us seeking to tell a new story, in both words and images, for the future.
About this Author
THOMAS KING is one of Canada's premier intellectuals. For the past five decades, he has worked as an activist for Native causes and administrator of Native programs, and has taught Native literature and history at universities in the United States and Canada. He is the author of bestselling non-fiction, short stories and novels, including The Back of the Turtle; Medicine River; Green Grass, Running Water; and Truth and Bright Water. He has received numerous awards and honours, including the National Aboriginal Achievement Award, the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, the RBC Taylor Prize, British Columbia's National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, the Trillium Award, and the Order of Canada. He lives in Guelph, Ontario. The author lives in Guelph, ON.
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