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Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life

Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life

Écrit par David Treuer

Raconté par Peter Berkrot


Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life

Écrit par David Treuer

Raconté par Peter Berkrot

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10 heures
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Sortie:
Jun 29, 2012
ISBN:
9781452678375
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Livre audio

Description

Celebrated novelist David Treuer has gained a reputation for writing fiction that expands the horizons of Native American literature. In Rez Life, his first full-length work of nonfiction, Treuer brings a novelist's storytelling skill and an eye for detail to a complex and subtle examination of Native American reservation life, past and present.

With authoritative research and reportage, Treuer illuminates misunderstood contemporary issues of sovereignty, treaty rights, and natural-resource conservation. He traces the waves of public policy that have disenfranchised and exploited Native Americans, exposing the tension that has marked the historical relationship between the United States government and the Native American population. 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 Native American life.

A member of the Ojibwe of northern Minnesota, 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 work of history and reportage, a must listen for anyone interested in the Native American story.
Éditeur:
Sortie:
Jun 29, 2012
ISBN:
9781452678375
Format:
Livre audio

À propos de l'auteur

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.


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  • (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.
  • (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.
  • (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.