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The Inconvenient Indian

(2012)
A non fiction book by

 
 
The Inconvenient Indian is at once a "history" and the complete subversion of a history - in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be "Indian" in North America.
 
Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, this book distills the insights gleaned from that meditation, weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other. In the process, King refashions old stories about historical events and figures, takes a sideways look at film and pop culture, relates his own complex experiences with activism, and articulates a deep and revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands.
 
This is a book both timeless and timely, burnished with anger but tempered by wit, and ultimately a hard-won offering of hope -- a sometimes inconvenient, but nonetheless indispensable account for all of us, Indian and non-Indian alike, seeking to understand how we might tell a new story for the future.



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October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Inconvenient Indian Illustrated: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
Author(s): Thomas King
ISBN: 0-385-69016-9 / 978-0-385-69016-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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September 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
Author(s): Thomas King
ISBN: 0-8166-8976-8 / 978-0-8166-8976-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
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November 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
Author(s): Thomas King
ISBN: 0-385-66421-4 / 978-0-385-66421-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
Author(s): Thomas King
ISBN: 1-5179-0446-3 / 978-1-5179-0446-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
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August 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
Author(s): Thomas King
ISBN: 0-385-66422-2 / 978-0-385-66422-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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Audio Editions

December 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
Author(s): Thomas King
ISBN: 1-5189-9660-4 / 978-1-5189-9660-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Author's Republic and Blackstone Audio
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December 2018 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
Author(s): Thomas King
ISBN: 1-5189-9661-2 / 978-1-5189-9661-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
Author(s): Thomas King
Publisher: Novel Audio
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May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
Author(s): Thomas King
Publisher: Novel Audio
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May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
Author(s): Thomas King
Publisher: Novel Audio
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May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
Author(s): Thomas King
Publisher: Novel Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Inconvenient Indian Illustrated: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
Author(s): Thomas King
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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September 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
Author(s): Thomas King
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Availability: Amazon