The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America

2014 Second Place Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature
Publisher: 
Doubleday Canada
Pub Date: 
August 2013
Pages: 
336
Non-fiction
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780385664226
Price: 
$20.17

The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America is at once a “history” and the complete subversion of a history — in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be “Indian” in North America. 

 

"Every Canadian should read Thomas King's new book, The Inconvenient Indian. Every high school English and History teacher should teach it. It's funny, it's readable, and it makes you think. If you have any kind of a social conscience, The Inconvenient Indian will also make you angry."-The Star

"Thomas King is beyond being a great writer and storyteller, a lauded academic and educator. He is a towering intellectual. For native people in Canada, he is our Twain; wise, hilarious, incorrigible, with a keen eye for the inconsistencies that make us and our society flawed, enigmatic, but ultimately powerful symbols of freedom. The Inconvenient Indian is less an indictment than a reassurance that we can create equality and harmony. A powerful, important book" -Richard Wagamese 

 

The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America is at once a “history” and the complete subversion of a history — in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be “Indian” in North America. 

 

"Every Canadian should read Thomas King's new book, The Inconvenient Indian. Every high school English and History teacher should teach it. It's funny, it's readable, and it makes you think. If you have any kind of a social conscience, The Inconvenient Indian will also make you angry."-The Star

"Thomas King is beyond being a great writer and storyteller, a lauded academic and educator. He is a towering intellectual. For native people in Canada, he is our Twain; wise, hilarious, incorrigible, with a keen eye for the inconsistencies that make us and our society flawed, enigmatic, but ultimately powerful symbols of freedom. The Inconvenient Indian is less an indictment than a reassurance that we can create equality and harmony. A powerful, important book" -Richard Wagamese