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Rez Life
Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life | David Treuer
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Novelist David Treuer examines Native American reservation life--past and present--illuminating misunderstood contemporary issues of sovereignty, treaty rights, and natural-resource conservation while also exploring crime and poverty, casinos and wealth, and the preservation of native language and culture.
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Insightsintobooks Aww, I wish I would have seen this. 1w
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Misanthropester
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The kind of memoir that‘s more journalistic & historical than personal making it a brilliant document

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This is probably one of the best books on native experience I‘ve encountered—it gives a real, personal face to major issues & themes in modern Indian life.

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white privilege, white failure to understand rights. It‘s so difficult to not see this myopic mentality in the supporters of 45. It should come as no surprise that the racism we‘re seeing now was first perfected against natives

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the beginning of the spearfishing saga in 1974. I remember growing up in western Wisconsin & having this be a constant issue between natives & whites

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Misanthropester
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Lent to me by a friend, this looks promising

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I enjoyed the history & political commentary; I learned quite a bit. I wasn't all that familiar with allotment via the Dawes Act and the devastating consequences it had for indigenous peoples. It also provided insight into some contemporary inter/intra tribal issues I was not familiar with. I skimmed the memoir sections, which weren't all that interesting for me.

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That cheeky Winston is as relevant today as ever!

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BookishFeminist
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More recs for #IndigenousPeoplesDay, mostly fiction but one memoir (Rez Life). These are all written by native authors. A great way you can reach out to support native causes is by learning on whose land you live & to support your local or other tribes, esp financially. It makes a big difference. Reach out & learn, raise native voices, don't appropriate culturally, & support tribes' activities & finances as much as possible. 👇🏽

BookishFeminist This includes buying native books. These are all written by natives & there are many more out there in every genre imaginable. Let's unlearn together. ✊🏽 3y
BookishFeminist @Kitta I do too- it's gorgeous! Also all of Leslie Marmon Silko's books have amazing covers! 3y
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OrangeMooseReads Flight was interesting. Really good, different. 3y
RanaElizabeth I've gotten Mongrels out of the library several times without reading it. Never made the Native American connection but now I'm totally gonna try again. 3y
WordWaller Yes!! Thank you for posting this! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Thanks- great titles! 👏👏👍 3y
Dorianna Thanks for posting these. I have some books by/about indigenous people but it makes up a very tiny amount and I'm always looking for more. 3y
Zelma I used to live in rural Alaska in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region; our town was mostly Yup'ik. I am more familiar with children's picture books but a few good ones are My Name is Not Easy by Debby Dahl Edwardson and Two Old Women by Velma Wallis. 👍 3y
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