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Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask

eBook - 2021
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From the acclaimed Ojibwe author and professor Anton Treuer comes an essential book of questions and answers for Native and non-Native young readers alike. Ranging from "Why is there such a fuss about nonnative people wearing Indian costumes for Halloween?" to "Why is it called a 'traditional Indian fry bread taco'?" to "What's it like for natives who don't look native?" to "Why are Indians so often imagined rather than understood?", and beyond, Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask (Young Readers Edition) does exactly what its title says for young readers, in a style consistently thoughtful, personal, and engaging.

Updated and expanded to include:

* Dozens of New Questions and New Sections--including a social activism section that explores the Dakota Access Pipeline, racism, identity, politics, and more!
* Over 50 new Photos
* Adapted text for broad appeal
Publisher: Montclair : Levine Querido, 2021
Edition: Young readers edition
ISBN: 9781646140527
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Mar 01, 2018

Presented more or less as an FAQ, Treuer fills this slim volume with the genuinely curious, ignorant but well-meaning, and downright insulting questions he and other American Indians are asked constantly. From the most basic queries about preferred terminology and definitions to political and cultural inquiries requiring more complex responses, Treuer responds with honestly and with feeling. Having read a fair amount on the topic of Native Americans recently, including Treuer's own brother David's 'Rez Life,' much of the content felt already familiar, though no less engaging or important.

May 31, 2016

Anton Treuer's books are always eye opening, informative. This work is clear, direct, interesting, a great read for anyone wanting solid information about American Indians, their experiences and world views.


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