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Treaty shirts : October 2034-a familiar treatise on the White Earth Nation / Gerald Vizenor.

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Location: Fennell STACKS PS3572.I9 T69 2016
Barcode: 30731101164881
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 9780819576286
  • ISBN: 081957628X
  • Physical Description: 125 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2016]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Archive -- Moby Dick -- Savage Love -- Gichi Noodin -- Hole in the Storm -- Waasese -- Justice Molly Creche -- Archive.
Summary, etc.:
Gerald Vizenor creates masterful, truthful, surreal, and satirical fiction similar to the speculative fiction of Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman. In this imagined future, seven natives are exiled from federal sectors that have replaced federal reservations; they pursue the liberty of an egalitarian government on an island in Lake of the Woods. These seven narrators, known only by native nicknames, are related to characters in Vizenor’s other novels and stories. Vizenor was the principal writer of the Constitution of the White Earth Nation, and this novel is a rich and critical commentary on the abrogation of the treaty that established the White Earth Reservation in 1867, and a vivid visualization of the futuristic continuation of the Constitution of the White Earth Nation, in 2034. Provided by publisher.
"[A]n ironic, intertextual, slipstream, futurist, speculative constitution and declaration of the rights of human, chicken, mongrel, holotrope, and mutant fish beings. ... Treaty Shirts offers science fiction as an ironic, playful space to imagine possibilities for survivance and sovereignty."-- Sitna Attebery, Los Angeles Review of Books
Subject: White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians.
White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians > Fiction.
White Earth Indian Reservation (Minnesota) > Fiction.
Minnesota > White Earth Indian Reservation.
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