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The imaginary Indian : the image of the Indian in Canadian culture

Author: Daniel Francis
Publisher: Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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"Images of First Nations people have always been fundamental to Canadian culture. From the paintings and photographs of the 19th century to the Mounted Police sagas and the spectacle of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show; from the performances of Pauline Johnson, Grey Owl, and Buffalo Long Lance to the media images of Oka and the Vancouver Winter Olympics--the Imaginary Indian is ever with us, oscillating throughout our  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Francis
ISBN: 9781551524252 1551524252
OCLC Number: 992774483
Notes: Comprend un index.
Description: 285 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. Taking the image. The vanishing Canadian --
Writing off the Indian --
Red coats and redskins --
pt. 2. Presenting the image. Performing Indians --
Celebrity Indians and plastic shamans --
Indians of childhood --
pt. 3. Appropriating the image. Marketing the imaginary Indian --
pt. 4.Implementing the image. The bureaucrat's Indian --
Guns and feathers.
Responsibility: Daniel Francis.

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"Images of First Nations people have always been fundamental to Canadian culture. From the paintings and photographs of the 19th century to the Mounted Police sagas and the spectacle of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show; from the performances of Pauline Johnson, Grey Owl, and Buffalo Long Lance to the media images of Oka and the Vancouver Winter Olympics--the Imaginary Indian is ever with us, oscillating throughout our history from friend to foe, from Noble Savage to bloodthirsty warrior, from debased alcoholic to wise elder, from monosyllabic "squaw" to eloquent princess, from enemy of progress to protectorof the environment."--Publisher.

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