A Short History of Indians in Canada

A Short History of Indians in Canada


Book - 2005
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A collection of twenty comic and fantastical tales that cast a sardonic eye on the native myth-making machine and expose historic and contemporary native-white relationships.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, 2005.
ISBN: 9780002007023
Characteristics: 232 pages


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Apr 26, 2015

A humorous and satirical group of stories, often with a message that makes you think while also making you laugh. Overall these stories shows King's vivid imagination on serious topics. For example, in "Coyote and the Enemy Aliens", King explores the disenfranchisement of the Japanese-Canadians during World War II and their internment "while the politicians sing O Canada". My favorite is "Where the Borg Are", a very amusing yet serious story about the European invaders. Also includes references to the Ferengis', (concerned with profit), the Klingon warriors, the logical Vulcans, the Borg who want to assimilate other cultures to their own and "the Europeans who have many of the bad habits of all three"
Overall a great read but King's somewhat unorthodox story telling is done with humour and often makes you laugh and cry at the same time. This collection can certainly be re-read numerous time to discover missed meanings, sarcasm and humour.


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Nov 29, 2016

A Short History of Indians in Canada is a collection of short stories by Thomas King, published by HarperCollins in 2005. Although the majority of the stories deal with issues surrounding First Nations people, the topics and styles are quite diverse.

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