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Literary land claims : the "Indian land question" from Pontiac's war to Attawapiskat, Margery Fee, (ebook)

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Literary land claims : the "Indian land question" from Pontiac's war to Attawapiskat
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Literary land claims
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the "Indian land question" from Pontiac's war to Attawapiskat
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Margery Fee
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eng
Summary
Literature not only represents Canada as "our home and native land" but also has been used as evidence of the civilization needed to claim and rule that land. Indigenous people have long been represented as roaming "savages" without land title and without literature. Literary Land Claims: From Pontiac's War to Attawapiskat analyzes works produced between 1832 and the late 1970s by writers who resisted these dominant notions. Margery Fee examines John Richardson's novels about Pontiac's War and the War of 1812 that document the breaking of British promises to Indigenous nations. She provides a close reading of Louis Riel's addresses to the court at the end of his trial in 1885, showing that his vision for sharing the land derives from the Indigenous value of respect. Fee argues that both Grey Owl and E. Pauline Johnson's visions are obscured by challenges to their authenticity. Finally, she shows how storyteller Harry Robinson uses a contemporary Okanagan framework to explain how white refusal to share the land meant that Coyote himself had to make a deal with the King of England. Fee concludes that despite support in social media for Theresa Spence's hunger strike, Idle No More, and the Indian Residential School Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the story about "savage Indians" and "civilized Canadians" and the latter group's superior claim to "develop" the lands and resources of Canada still circulates widely. If the land is to be respected and shared, as it should be, literary studies needs a new critical narrative, one that engages with the ideas of Indigenous writers and intellectuals
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Midwest
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1948-
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Fee, Margery
Dewey number
C810.9/897
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Indigenous studies series
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  • Indians in literature
  • Colonization in literature
  • Indians of North America
  • Canadian literature
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Literary land claims : the "Indian land question" from Pontiac's war to Attawapiskat, Margery Fee, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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9781771121002
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(electronic bk.)
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rdamedia
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MWT12147746
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12147746
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MWT12147746
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Literary land claims : the "Indian land question" from Pontiac's war to Attawapiskat, Margery Fee, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781771121002
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12147746
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12147746
System control number
MWT12147746
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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