"We story them": Thomas King's rhetorical approach to the de-othering and re-storying of First Nations people

Author
Moorsel, Alyssa Van
Faculty Advisor
Robinson, Jack
Date
2013
Keywords
storytelling , ethnic identity
Abstract (summary)
Canadian First Nations people have always been cast as the Other, as the colonized, by caucasian Canadian society: they are the depraved, the damned, the conquered, and the inferior. This image has been adjusted from century to century to suit society’s needs. As a result, Native people have been prevented from forming their own identities. Thomas King, in The Truth About Stories, tells stories, drawing upon his upbringing and life experiences while exploring the many stereotypes that have been historically attached to North American indigenous peoples. [Honours thesis]
Publication Information
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Item Type
Undergraduate Thesis
Language
English
Rights
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