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Book reviews from lyleford

Manitoba Canada

Number of reviews: 5
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Survival in the Bush

by Assiniwi, Bernard


Reviewed on May 6 2005

"This handy book can be taken along on any outdoor excursion. It gives practical advice on how to find your way when you are lost, how to build a shelter and how to start a fire without matches ... the Indian way." This is a fascinating introduction to traditional skills and knowledge preserved by generations of Native Americans.

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Halfbreed

by Campbell, Maria


Reviewed on May 6 2005

This is a seminal autobiography of a Metis woman in Canada. Harrowing, moving and ultimately encouraging, it presents the reality of growing up as a "Halfbreed" in Canada.

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Nunaga: Ten Years of Eskimo Life

by Pryde, Duncan


Reviewed on May 6 2005

Pryde's account of his 10 years among the indigenous people of Perry Island and other parts of the Canadian Arctic as a fur trader for the Hudson Bay Company. Aside from some dated attitudes regarding sex, gender roles, and race, this is mainly a respectful and personal account of a white man encountering a unique culture and harsh climate. Includes much information about Inuit material culture and customs.

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Three Lives of Thrasher, the

by Thrasher, Anthony Apakark


Reviewed on May 6 2005

Sad and profound, this is the autobiography of a young Inuit man that moved south and encountered racism, violence and addiction. Thrasher's writing is powerful and compelling.

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The Only Good Indian: Essays By Canadian Indians

by Waubageshig (Harvey McCue)


Reviewed on May 6 2005

Troubling, eye-opening, amusing and inspiring. Essays by George Manuel, Marlene Castellano, Nona Benedict, Lydia Yellowbird, Chief Dan George, Basil Johnston and others; poems by Duke Redbird.

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