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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.

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Thomas King

THOMAS KING is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter and photographer of Cherokee and Greek descent. His critically acclaimed, bestselling fiction includes Medicine River; Green Grass, Running Water; Truth and Bright Water; One Good Story, That One; and A Short History of Indians in Canada. The Inconvenient Indian, a work of non-fiction, won several national prizes and was described by Joseph Boyden as “destined to become a classic of historical narrative.” A member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of an award from the National Aboriinal Achievement Foundation, Thomas King taught at the University of Lethbridge and was chair of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota before moving to the University of Guelph, where he ran the Native Studies program. A Matter of Malice is the third novel in Thomas King’s DreadfulWater series.

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

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