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What the eagle sees : Indigenous stories of rebellion and renewal

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  • Date:
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    2019
    Summary:

    What do people do when their civilization is invaded? Indigenous people have been faced with disease, war, broken promises, and forced assimilation. Despite crushing losses and insurmountable challenges, they formed new nations from the remnants of old ones, they adopted new ideas and built on them, they fought back, and they kept their cultures alive. When the only possible "victory" was survival, they survived. In this follow up to Turtle Island, Eldon Yellowhorn and Kathy Lowinger tell the stories of what Indigenous people did when invaders arrived on their homelands. What the Eagle Sees shares accounts of the people, places, and events that have mattered in Indigenous history from an Indigenous viewpoint.

    Contents:
    • Eagle's tale
    • The story of the Old North Trail
    • First come the Vikings: we fight them off
    • Slavery: rebellion
    • Old nations crumble: we forge new ones
    • Invaders' battles: We walk the war road
    • New days: new ways
    • They took our land: victory is survival
    • Assimilation: we resist
    • Our day is not over: we dance!
    • The eagle has landed: understanding the past, soaring into the future.
    Original Publisher: Toronto, Berkeley, Annick Press
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781773213293, 1773213296, 9781773213286, 1773213288
    Collection(s)/Series: BC and Yukon Book Prizes 2020