The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book

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Anothe powerful and historically accurate graphic portrayal of Indigenous peoples' resistance to the European colonization of the Americas, beginning with the Spanish invasion under Christopher Columbus and ending with the Six Nations land reclamation in Ontario in 2006. Gord Hill spent two years unearthing images and researching historical information to create he 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book, which presents the story of Aboriginal resistance in a far-reaching format.

Suc events depicted include the 1680 Pueblo Revolt in New Mexico; the Inca insurgency in Peru from the 1500s to the 1780s; Pontiac and the 1763 Rebellion and Royal Proclamation; Geronimo and the 1860s Seminole Wars; Crazy Horse and the 1877 War on the Plains; the rise of the American Indian Movement in the 1960s; 1973 's Wounded Knee; the Mohawk Oka Crisis in Quebec in 1990; and the 1995 Aazhoodena/Stoney Point resistance.

With strong, plain language and evocative illustrations, he 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book documents the fighting spirit and ongoing resistance of Indigenous peoples through five hundred years of genocide, massacres, torture, sodom, displacement, and assimilation: a necessary antidote to the conventional history of the Americas. Includes an introduction by activist Ward Churchill, leader of the American Indian Movement in Colorado and a prolific writer on Indigenous resistance issues.

Gord Hill, a member of the Kwakwaka'wakw Nation in British Columbia, has been active in Indigenous resistance, anti-colonial, and anti-capitalist movements since 1990. He is also author of he 500 Years of Resistance, a pamphlet published by PM Press.
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Published October 26th 2010 by Arsenal Pulp Press (first published August 1st 2010

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The is anothe great intro to Indigenous resistance in the Americas.

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Anothe author- who is Native American- glosses over 500 years of Indigenous people history.

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he irst half provides a fast overview of 500 years of invasion and resistance, and each panel seemingly relates a story that can be its own ook.

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To be quite frank, the only eason that I finished this graphic novel was because of th group, which meets tomorrow.

There are two massive negatives that made thi book difficult for me to ead, and one positive that allowed me to ive it two stars.

To start, I found the art in the graphic novel to be extremely lacking.

It 's the eason that it took me three ays to read a 70 page graphic novel.

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It 's thi bit on the dry side, as history is wont to be, but It 's well-presented and thoroughly researched.

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