The history of the colonization of the Americas by Europeans is often
portrayed as a mutually beneficial process, in which '”civilization”
was brought to the Natives, who in return shared their land and
cultures. A more critical history might present it as a genocide in
which Indigenous peoples were helpless victims, overwhelmed and awed by
European military power. In reality, neither of these views is correct.
500 Years of Indigenous Resistance is more than a history of European colonization of the Americas. In this slim volume, Gord Hill chronicles the resistance by Indigenous peoples, which limited and shaped the forms and extent of colonialism. This history encompasses North and South America, the development of nation-states, and the resurgence of Indigenous resistance in the post-WW2 era.
About the Author:
Gord Hill is a member of the
Kwakwaka'wakw nation on the Northwest Coast. Writer, artist, and
militant, he has been involved in Indigenous resistance, anti-colonial
and anti-capitalist movements for many years, often using the pseudonym
500 Years Of Indigenous Resistance - Gord Hill
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