Howard Adams

Dr. Adams is a Metis from Saskatchewan and is respected academic and author. Currently, he's Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Davis. He is also a member of the adjunct faculty, the University of Alberta's graduate program in First Nations education. Fiercely proud of his Metis heritage, Adams single-handedly placed Metis concerns and conditions at the forefront of the Saskatchewan political agenda in the 1960's.
Prison of Grass: Canada from a Native Point of View
Author: Howard Adams
Traditional Territory: Métis
Format: Paperback
  • Originally published in 1975, this important book is now back in print in a revised and updated edition. Since its first publication it has become a classic of revisionist history. Bringing a Native viewpoint to the settlement of the West, Howard Adam's book shook its readers. What Native people had to say for themselves was quite different from the convenient picture of history that even the most sympathetic books by white authors had presented. Until Adams's book, the cultural, historical, and psychological aspects of colonialism for Native people had not been explored in depth. In Prison of Grass Adams objects to the popular historical notion that Natives were warring savages, without government, seeking to be civilized. He contrasts the official history found in the federal government's documents with the unpublished history of the Indian and Métis people. In this new edition Howard Adams brings the latest statistics to bear on his arguments and provides a new Preface.


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