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The memoirs of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle. Vol. one : a true and exact accounting of the history of Turtle Island Book
Book | McClelland & Stewart, Toronto : 2023.

  • 2 of 3 Copies Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative
  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Niagara-on-the-Lake 5120 MONKM Adult New Non-Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available
Port Colborne 970.00497 MON New Book Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out
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For decades, the singular and provocative paintings by Cree artist Kent Monkman have featured a recurring character--an alter ego of sorts, a shape-shifting, time-travelling elemental being named Miss Chief Eagle Testickle. Though we have glimpsed her across the years in films and on countless canvases, it is finally time to hear her story, in her own words. And, in doing so, to hear the whole history of Turtle Island anew. The Memoirs of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle: A True and Exact Accounting of the History of Turtle Island is a genre-demolishing work of genius, the imagined history of a legendary figure through which profound truths emerge--a deeply Cree and gloriously queer understanding of our shared world, its past, its present, and its possibilities. Volume One, which covers the period from the creation of the universe to the confederation of Canada, follows Miss Chief as she moves through time, from a complex lived experience of Cree cosmology to the arrival of European settlers, many of whom will be familiar to students of history. An open-hearted being, she tries to live among those settlers, and guide them to a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of all beings and the world itself. As their numbers grow, though, so does conflict, and Miss Chief begins to understand that the challenges posed by the hordes of newly arrived Europeans will mean ever greater danger for her, her people, and, by extension, all of the world she cherishes.
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  • ISBN: 9780771061226
  • Physical Description: xiii, 250 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 2023.
  • Bibliography, etc. Note:
    Includes bibliographical references.

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