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500 Years of Indigenous Resistance
500 Years of Indigenous Resistance

500 Years of Indigenous Resistance

HISTORY

96 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $12.00 (US $12.00)

Publication Date: January 2010

ISBN 9781604861068

Rights: WOR X CA, UK & EUR

PM Press (Jan 2010)

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Overview

A history of Native American opposition to European colonial domination

An alternative and unorthodox view of the colonization of the Americas by Europeans is offered in this concise history. Eurocentric studies of the conquest of the Americas present colonization as a civilizing force for good, and the native populations as primitive or worse. Colonization is seen as a mutually beneficial process, in which "civilization” was brought to the natives who in return shared their land and cultures. The opposing historical camp views colonization as a form of genocide in which the native populations were passive victims overwhelmed by European military power. In this fresh examination, an activist and historian of native descent argues that the colonial powers met resistance from the indigenous inhabitants and that these confrontations shaped the forms and extent of colonialism. This account encompasses North and South America, the development of nation-states, and the resurgence of indigenous resistance in the post-World War II era.

Reviews

"It would be an amazing thing to make copies of this work and slip into every school in America and slide it into every history book for children to read. Well, it is no less crucial and eye-opening a book for existing simply on its own." —Feminist Review

Author Biography

Gord Hill is a member of the Kwakwaka'wakw nation. He is a writer, an artist, and a militant activist. He has been active in the Indigenous resistance, anticolonial, and anticapitalist movements—often using the pseudonym Zig Zag. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.