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Rez Life : An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life
by David Treuer

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802119711
  • ISBN-10: 0802119719
  • Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Publish Date: February 2012
  • Page Count: 330


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Books > Social Science > Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Books > History > Native American

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-10-10
  • Reviewer: Staff

Novelist Treuer (Little) offers an ambitious, impressionistic study of life on Native American reservations. His blending in of the history of his Ojibwe tribe and his own family results in a nuanced view of personal and tribal identity. It’s neither definitive nor a work of full personal disclosure, but it is “the story of the paradoxically least and most American place in the twenty-first century. Welcome to the Rez.” Whether he’s describing the central role of fishing walleye, the region’s signature fish; the Ojibwe’s treaty right fights; or the timeless method for harvesting wild rice, Treuer paints a picture of a vital if economically strained tribal life, deftly supplying historical context to explain how the Mille Lacs, Red Lake, and White Earth reservations came to be and survive. If the stand-alone chapters don’t always flow smoothly into one another, the vignettes—of treaty rights fishing activists; of how casinos have changed economic life on the rez; how his mother, a tribal judge, dispensed justice; how an Ojibwe language teacher ensured the viability of the tribal language for another generation; and most powerfully, how Treuer’s grandfather’s suicide left the family reeling—bring the world and personalities of the rez to vivid, heartrending life. (Feb.)

 
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