The Imaginary Indian: The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture Paperback – Jan 1 1992
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Francis has done an amazing job of tracing down through Canadian history the perceptions . . . that the dominant culture had and has of this country's Aboriginal people.
-Drew Hayden Taylor (Drew Hayden Taylor Books In Canada)
About the Author
Daniel Francis is an historian and the author/editor of more than twenty books, including five for Arsenal Pulp Press: The Imaginary Indian: The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture , National Dreams: Myth, Memory and Canadian History, LD: Mayor Louis Taylor and the Rise of Vancouver (winner of the City of Vancouver Book Award), Seeing Reds: The Red Scare of 1918-1919, Canada's First War on Terror and Imagining Ourselves: Classics of Canadian Non-Fiction. His other books include A Road for Canada, Red Light Neon: A History of Vancouver's Sex Trade, Copying People: Photographing British Columbia First Nations 1860-1940, The Great Chase: A History of World Whaling, New Beginnings: A Social History of Canada, and the popular Encyclopedia of British Columbia. He is also a regular columnist in Geist magazine, and was shortlisted for Canada's History Pierre Berton Award in 2010. Daniel lives in North Vancouver, BC.
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All stereotypes and how they were so acceptable in days gone by.
Really is an eye opener and unbelievable.
I couldn't imagine having to live as a First Nations person and the newcomers are either trying to eradicate you or convert you from who you are to an image of them selves.
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He breaks it down to explain how from first contact non-natives have been creating the "image" of what we think is "indian". Francis helps you figure out where all the myths and cultural misconcepts come from and why many of these ideas were encouraged by non-natives and who gained from these myths. Fascinating reading, I finished it weeks before I was supposed to!
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