The Imaginary Indian: The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture
Now entering a seventh printing, and with over 18,000 copies sold, The Imaginary Indian is a fascinating, revealing history of the "Indian" image mythologized by popular Canadian culture since 1850, propagating stereotypes that exist to this day.
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The Indian is a familiar icon in Canadian culture. In this book, Daniel Francis shows us that the iconic Indian is largely imaginary -- made up by non-Aboriginals based on fears, prejudices and romanticised ideals. From the beginning, Indians were treated as something less than fully developed individual people or communities. The name Indian itself comes from Columbus not knowing where he was. Plains Indians had little in common with those from the west or east coasts, yet were lumped together as one group of people. As the government tried to assimilate Indians, they wanted to modernize their image: to show them as farmers rather than as warriors. Environmentalists appropriated the Indian as a true steward of the earth. No one just let them be who they were. Leaving our Indians -- and other aboriginal peeoples -- with similar problems today. Stereotypical thinking abounds, some of it good, but most of it not. This book deepened my understanding of Canada's cultural views towards First Nations. I wish Mr. Francis would bring his book up to date by examining current images and beliefs surrounding issues like the barracades in Caledonia, Ontario or the Oka crisis.
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The Imaginary Indian: The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 1993. FRIDERES, James S. Native Peoples in Canada: ...
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Titles include: The Imaginary Indian: The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture (Arsenal Pulp Press, 1992), National Dreams: Myth, Memory and Canadian ...
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The imaginary Indian: The image of the Indian in Canadian culture. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press. Goulet, J-Guy A. Ways of knowing Experience, knowledge and ...