- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre (Oct. 3 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1771000406
- ISBN-13: 978-1771000406
- Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 1.7 x 21.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 249 g
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #89,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Peace Pipe Dreams: The Truth about Lies about Indians Paperback – Unabridged, Oct 3 2014
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About the Author
Darrell Dennis is a playwright, broadcaster, actor and comedian. His one-man show Tales of an Urban Indian was nominated for two Dora Awards and was produced for multiple tours across North America. His feature film adaptation of Tales was one of thirteen international screenplays accepted to the Sundance Screenwriters Lab. He is also known for his role in two CBC TV series; he played Frank Fencepost on The Rez, and Brian Potter on Northwood. Dennis also co-wrote and hosted the groundbreaking CBC Radio program Revision Quest, which ran for four seasons and won the prestigious New York Festival Award. As a comedian, he has performed in televised galas at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival. Dennis currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
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With this being true, why is it that so many Canadians know so little about our neighbours and much of what we claim to know is wrong. What little I learned in school was from fourth grade and comprised the role that some un-named Indians helped Laura Secord carry word to General Brock about an invasion across the Niagara River. Wow, not much. Probably something was discussed about teepees and long houses and buffalo, but that was the end of it.
Talk about inadequate.
As an adult, I'm much wider read and have learned quite a bit, but still feel that I am missing the majority of this significant history. Darrell Dennis's book Peace Pipe Dreams: The Truth about Lies About Indians has cleared up a lot of mis-information and gaps that I had. This book should be required reading in all Canadian civics classes as well as for all persons desiring to become Canadian citizens.
It is well written, with clear explanations and examples where required. Topics that could have been heavy and sleep inducing are kept to manageable bites of information. The depth of details should be suitable for most readers. Source information is cited for those wanting further information.
Peace Pipe Dreams answered many questions I had about the First Nations and many more that I didn't even know I needed to ask. It also had me laughing at un-expected points; who knew that Darrell is such a funny guy (he is a comedian when he's not a writer).
I highly recommend this book for all Canadians who love their country. It's important to learn the truth about where it came from.
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