Rez Life

Exploring crime and poverty, casinos and wealth, and the preservation of native language and culture, Rez Life is a strikingly original blend of history, memoir, and journalism, a must read for anyone interested in the Native American story ...

Rez Life

Rez Life

A prize-winning writer offers “an affecting portrait of his childhood home, Leech Lake Indian Reservation, and his people, the Ojibwe” (The New York Times). A member of the Ojibwe of northern Minnesota, David 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 blend of history, memoir, and journalism, a must read for anyone interested in the Native American story. With authoritative research and reportage, he illuminates issues of sovereignty, treaty rights, and natural-resource conservation. He traces the policies that have disenfranchised and exploited Native Americans, exposing the tension that marks the historical relationship between the US government and the Native American population. Ultimately, 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 modern Native American life. “Treuer’s account reads like a novel, brimming with characters, living and dead, who bring his tribe’s history to life.” —Booklist “Important in the way Dee Brown’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee was when it came out in 1970, deeply moving readers as it schooled them about Indian history in a way nothing else had.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune “[A] poignant, penetrating blend of memoir and history.” —People

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Rez Life
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: David Treuer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-01 - Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

A prize-winning writer offers “an affecting portrait of his childhood home, Leech Lake Indian Reservation, and his people, the Ojibwe” (The New York Times). A member of the Ojibwe of northern Minnesota, David Treuer grew up on Leech Lake Reservation, but was educated in mainstream America. Exploring crime and poverty,
Enduring Critical Poses
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Gordon Henry Jr., Margaret Noodin, David Stirrup
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

A celebration of Anishinaabe intellectual tradition. Enduring Critical Poses examines the stories, poems, plays, and histories centered in the Great Lakes region of North America, where the Anishinaabeg live in a space Basil Johnston referred to as “Maazikamikwe,” a maternal earth. The Anishinaabeg are a confederacy of many communities, including
Good Friday on the Rez
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: David Hugh Bunnell
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-25 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Good Friday on the Rez follows the author on a one-day, 280-mile round-trip from his boyhood Nebraska hometown of Alliance to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where he reconnects with his longtime friend and blood brother, Vernell White Thunder. In a compelling mix of personal memoir and
American Indian Culture: From Counting Coup to Wampum [2 volumes]
Language: en
Pages: 770
Authors: Bruce E. Johansen
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-22 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This invaluable resource provides a comprehensive historical and demographic overview of American Indians along with more than 100 cross-referenced entries on American Indian culture, exploring everything from arts, literature, music, and dance to food, family, housing, and spirituality. American Indian Culture: From Counting Coup to Wampum is organized by cultural
Rez Cheese
Language: en
Pages: 108
Authors: Elizabeth Wiley MA JD POMO Elder
Categories: Cooking
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-15 - Publisher: Trafford Publishing

This book is called Rez Cheez to memorialize those huge blocks of cheese that were part of the Treaty Rights for Native Nations who ended the genocide of the Native American people and the five-hundred-year wars between Native Nations (who did not believe in war) and those who invaded their

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