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Round Dance

An Introduction to Native Studies

by Thomas King

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A multidisciplinary examination of the historical and contemporary situation of Native peoples in Canada, this book seeks to inegrate knowledge from both scholarly and indigenous perspectives. Beginning with an investigation into the origins of the First Nations, it goes on to consider thenature of indigenous societies before contact with Europeans, and the changes that accompanied the expansion of settler populations. The major part of the book, however, focuses on contemporary affairs, with specific attention to political and constitutional issues; economic activities; and thecultural and spiritual expressions of indigenous values. At the root of this analysis is the authors` contention that, despite the fundamental contradictions between Native cultures and value systems and the European forms to which they have had to adapt, the First Nations have survived and arebuilding a future - and that the dominant society would do well to listen to the wisdom they have acquired.

About the Author

Thomas King

THOMAS KING is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter and photographer. His critically acclaimed, bestselling fiction includes Medicine River; Green Grass, Running Water; One Good Story, That One; Truth and Bright Water; A Short History of Indians in Canada; The Back of the Turtle (winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction); The Inconvenient Indian (winner of the RBC Taylor Prize); the DreadfulWater mystery series, including most recently Obsidian; and the poetry collection 77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin. A Member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award, Thomas King lives in Guelph, Ontario.

 

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Contributor Notes

Ken Coates, Professor of History, University of Victoria. Thomas King, Associate Professor of Native Studies, University of Minnesota.

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