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Author Sioui, Georges E., 1948-

Title For an Amerindian autohistory : an essay on the foundations of a social ethic / Georges E. Sioui ; translated from the French by Sheila Fischman ; foreword by Bruce G. Trigger
Published Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, [1992]


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Description xxiv, 125 pages ; 24 cm
Series McGill-Queen's native and northern series, 1181-7453 ; 9
McGill-Queen's native and northern series ; 9
Contents 1. Disease Has Overcome the Devil -- 2. The Sacred Circle of Life -- 3. The Amerindian Idea of Being Human -- 4. The Destruction of Huronia -- 5. Lahontan: Discover of Americity -- 6. The Dispersal of the Wendat -- Appendix: The Indian Problem: A Final Look
Summary While this is a polemical work, Sioui never descends to recrimination or vituperative condemnation, even when that might seem justified. Instead, he has given us a polemic that is written at the level of philosophy
Born and raised near Quebec City, Sioui is proud to be a Huron and an Amerindian. He is fully aware of the injustices that the aboriginal people of North America have suffered - and continue to suffer - at the hands of Euroamericans. He is convinced that the greatness of Amerindians does not lie only in the past and that Native peoples will play an even more important role in the future by providing ideas essential to creating a viable way of life for North America and the world. For An Amerindian Autohistory is a work not only of metahistory but of moral reflection. Georges Sioui contrasts Euroamerican ethnocentrism and feelings of racial superiority with the Amerindian belief in the "Great Circle of Life" and shows that human beings must establish intellectual and emotional connections with the entire living world if they hope to achieve abundance, quality, and peace for all
Analysis American Indians History
Notes Translation of: Pour une autohistoire amérindienne
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [113]-125)
Subject Indian philosophy -- North America.
Indians of North America -- Canada -- Historiography.
Indians of North America -- Canada -- History.
Wyandot Indians -- Ethnic identity.
Wyandot Indians -- History.
Wyandot philosophy.
LC no. 93188768
ISBN 077350950X (acid-free paper)
0773513280 (paperback)
Other Titles Pour une autohistoire amérindienne. English