• For an Amerindian Autohistory: An Essay on the Foundations of a Social Ethic See large image

    For an Amerindian Autohistory: An Essay on the Foundations of a Social Ethic (McGill-Queen's Native and Northern) (Paperback) By (author) Georges E. Sioui, Translated by Sheila Fischman, Foreword by Bruce G. Trigger

    Currently unavailable

    We can notify you when this item is back in stock

    | Add to wishlist

    OR try AbeBooks who may have this title (opens in new window).

    Try AbeBooks

    DescriptionThis is a presentation of guidelines for the study of native history from an Amerindian perspective. Georges Sioui, a Huron Indian, argues that these guidelines must be respected if the self-image and social ethics of native people are to be understood and preserved. He also shows how they provide a means of greatly improving the way native and non-native peoples perceive each other. Sioui contrasts Euroamerican ethnocentrism and feelings of racial superiority with the Amerindian belief in th Great Circle of Life. Fully aware of the injustices that Aboriginal peoples of North America have suffered, and continue to suffer, at the hands of the Euroamericans, he argues 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.


Other books

Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 11 of 11

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for For an Amerindian Autohistory

    Title
    For an Amerindian Autohistory
    Subtitle
    An Essay on the Foundations of a Social Ethic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Georges E. Sioui, Translated by Sheila Fischman, Foreword by Bruce G. Trigger
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 236 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780773513280
    ISBN 10: 0773513280
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 02
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC classification: E
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 50
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27530
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    BISAC V2.8: HIS028000
    B&T Approval Code: A33660000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC021000
    B&T Approval Code: A15601800
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS006000, BIO028000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KB
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 971.0049
    DC22: 971.0049
    Thema V1.0: JHM, NHTB
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    McGill-Queen's University Press
    Imprint name
    McGill-Queen's University Press
    Publication date
    30 June 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Montreal
    Review quote
    "It was with great pleasure that I received Sioui's book, and I read it with as much interest as profit. Nothing is more important for the future of our studies than to know that our Amerindian colleagues are ready and determined to take on their own anthropology and their own history. Sioui's work is a brilliant demonstration of this undertaking." Claude Levi-Strauss. "Well written and well presented ... It was with pleasure that I read For An Amerindian Autohistory. A literate and well-argued plea for a reassessment of Canadian history from the Amerindian point of view ... Sioui's scholarship is very sound ... His most original contribution is his reliance on the traditions of his people and oral testimony ... He is deeply imbued with his Huron culture." Olive Dickason, Department of History, University of Alberta.
    Back cover copy
    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. 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.
    Table of contents
    Disease has overcome the devil; the sacred circle of life; the Amerindian idea of being human; the destruction of Huronia; Lahontan - discovery of Americity; the dispersal of the Wendat.