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Social Science Native American Studies

Tortured People

The Politics of Colonization

by (author) Howard Adams

Theytus Books
Initial publish date
Aug 2002
Native American Studies, Civil Rights
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2002
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This book grew out of the experiences of life and political struggle under colonization in Métis and other Aboriginal communities in Canada. It provides a uniquely Aboriginal socio-political perspective on the effects of colonization on Aboriginal peoples in Canada. It also presents a fresh outlook on decolonization and contemporary Aboriginal life and culture. Tortured People explains the deeply rooted issues behind the dramatic increase in Aboriginal militant action in recent years.

About the author

Howard Adams is the acclaimed author of Prison of Grass. In 1999, in recognition of his outstanding contribution, he was awarded a National Aboriginal Achievement Award. He died in 2001. Tortured People: The Politics of Colonization is his first book with Theytus.

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