Trova il tuo prossimo libro preferito

Abbonati oggi e leggi gratis per 30 giorni
Non disponibileRez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life
Attualmente non disponibile su Scribd

Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life

Continua a esplorare

Attualmente non disponibile su Scribd

Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life

valutazioni:
3.5/5 (3 valutazioni)
Lunghezza:
376 pagine
7 ore
Pubblicato:
Feb 1, 2012
ISBN:
9780802194893
Formato:
Libro

Descrizione

A prize-winning writer offers “an affecting portrait of his childhood home, Leech Lake Indian Reservation, and his people, the Ojibwe” (The New York Times).
 
A member of the Ojibwe of northern Minnesota, David Treuer grew up on Leech Lake Reservation, but was educated in mainstream America. Exploring crime and poverty, casinos and wealth, and the preservation of native language and culture, Rez Life is a strikingly original blend of history, memoir, and journalism, a must read for anyone interested in the Native American story. With authoritative research and reportage, he illuminates issues of sovereignty, treaty rights, and natural-resource conservation. He traces the policies that have disenfranchised and exploited Native Americans, exposing the tension that marks the historical relationship between the US government and the Native American population. Ultimately, through the eyes of students, teachers, government administrators, lawyers, and tribal court judges, he shows how casinos, tribal government, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have transformed the landscape of modern Native American life.
 
“Treuer’s account reads like a novel, brimming with characters, living and dead, who bring his tribe’s history to life.” —Booklist
 
“Important in the way Dee Brown’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee was when it came out in 1970, deeply moving readers as it schooled them about Indian history in a way nothing else had.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune
 
“[A] poignant, penetrating blend of memoir and history.” —People
Pubblicato:
Feb 1, 2012
ISBN:
9780802194893
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

DAVID TREUER is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He is the award-winning author of the novels, Little and The Hiawatha. He teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Minnesota.

Correlato a Rez Life

Libri correlati
Articoli correlati

Recensioni

Cosa pensano gli utenti di Rez Life

3.7
3 valutazioni / 3 Recensioni
Cosa ne pensi?
Valutazione: 0 su 5 stelle

Recensioni dei lettori

  • (3/5)
    Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life by David Treuer is part memoir, part interview, and part history of the Ojibwe and the Leech Lake Reservation.Individually these pieces of Ojibwe life are well written, fascinating views into a piece of Native American culture. Where the book falters is in its organization. With little or no segue, the narrative jumps around through memoir, interview and history.This book would be best suited for readers familiar with the Ojibwe and / or Northern Minnesota. There's not enough by way of introduction or logical structure to aid the uninitiated reader. I would recommend reading this book in conjunction with other texts.
  • (3/5)
    This book does an excellent job of explaining the physical, legal, and congressional abuse suffered by many Native Americans. It gives a tiny glimpse into the lives of people living on the reservations, but that sliver wasn't enough to satisfy my need for understanding. Very good book! I really needed to know the history behind the distrust and hate and this book helped.
  • (5/5)
    A 4.5, it loses a half point for some organizational issues, but otherwise this is stellar. Treuer addresses not just the problems on the reservations, though he does not ignore those, but also so much that is vital about these communities. While focusing primarily (but not solely) on his own Ojibwe community on the Red Lake rez in Minnesota and the nearby reservations in the parts of this that look at modern life for Indians, Treuer also tackles a good deal of the history of Native Americans after the arrival of Europeans on US soil in a way that shows Indians as victims and warriors, as statesmen and isolationists, and as people of generosity and greed. There is a grit, an honesty, and a historical rigor here that is admirable, but its also a super enjoyable read. I have never read anything like it.