The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book

A powerful and historically accurate graphic portrayal of Indigenous peoples resistance to the European colonization of the Americas, beginning with the Spanish invasion under Christopher Columbus and ending with the Six Nations land reclamation in Ontario in 2006 Gord Hill spent two years unearthing images and researching historical information to create The 500 Years oA powerful and historically accurate graphic portrayal of Indigenous peoples resistance to the European colonization of the Americas, beginning with the Spanish invasion under Christopher Columbus and ending with the Six Nations land reclamation in Ontario in 2006 Gord Hill spent two years unearthing images and researching historical information to create The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book, which presents the story of Aboriginal resistance in a far reaching format.Other events depicted include the 1680 Pueblo Revolt in New Mexico the Inca insurgency in Peru from the 1500s to the 1780s Pontiac and the 1763 Rebellion and Royal Proclamation Geronimo and the 1860s Seminole Wars Crazy Horse and the 1877 War on the Plains the rise of the American Indian Movement in the 1960s 1973 s Wounded Knee the Mohawk Oka Crisis in Quebec in 1990 and the 1995 Aazhoodena Stoney Point resistance.With strong, plain language and evocative illustrations, The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book documents the fighting spirit and ongoing resistance of Indigenous peoples through five hundred years of genocide, massacres, torture, rape, displacement, and assimilation a necessary antidote to the conventional history of the Americas Includes an introduction by activist Ward Churchill, leader of the American Indian Movement in Colorado and a prolific writer on Indigenous resistance issues.Gord Hill, a member of the Kwakwaka wakw Nation in British Columbia, has been active in Indigenous resistance, anti colonial, and anti capitalist movements since 1990 He is also author of The 500 Years of Resistance, a pamphlet published by PM Press.
The Years of Resistance Comic Book A powerful and historically accurate graphic portrayal of Indigenous peoples resistance to the European colonization of the Americas beginning with the Spanish invasion under Christopher Columbus and

  • Title: The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book
  • Author: Gord Hill Ward Churchill
  • ISBN: 9781551523606
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book”

    1. Plain, stark, sober, important, thoroughly researched, raw, in-your-face, hard-hitting: a brief history of Aboriginal resistance in the long tradition of politically subversive comics - an antidote to complacent colonial myth-making.

    2. The writing is not very strong, and the art, well, it is kinda weak to be honest, but the message is strong!And the message is, it isn't over!Sure American and Canadian historians occasionally lament the European colonists horrible and deplorable treatment of North America's indigenous peoples. But they are not doing anyone any favors, and that is another aspect that this book revealed that is so sad and disgusting.These "historians" want to frame the conflict (tragedy) as being finishedwhile f [...]

    3. This is a great intro to Indigenous resistance in the Americas. I wish it were longer and more comprehensive, but I also appreciate that it isn't too long - that it's an accessible format.To the people who say this publication is "biased" - everything you read is biased. your textbooks, curriculum, most history books - they've been written by people who are colonialists, who've been raised with the same white colonial narrative. Unfortunately, it's not the accounts of the Indigenous peoples of t [...]

    4. An interesting and somewhat sobering book. As the title suggests, this is the story of American Indian resistance to being driven out of their homelands. Much of this is history that few of us learned in school. It's a bit on the dry side, as history is wont to be, but It's well-presented and thoroughly researched. Hill's style is slightly crude, but serviceable. He doesn't harangue, but presents things in a very matter-of-fact manner. All in all, a most thought-provoking book.

    5. A shame because I feel that I would probably sympathise with some of the authors political beliefs, however it just doesn't really work as a comic book. The last half of it reads like someone has condensed each story of resistance into a series of bullet points and then drawn a picture to go with them, which doesn't make for particularly gripping reading.

    6. I loved this collection of glimpses into the history of Native resistance in the Americas. I learned a lot by looking further into each bit, and I found the illustrations to be a lovely addition. I would recommend reading it bit-by-bit instead of just in one shot, as I think it's better absorbed this way.

    7. This is an amazing graphic overview of indigenous resistance to Western colonialism. I have never seen any other book cover 500 years of history so effectively. I want to read it again.

    8. It's such a short book, but I was surprised by the amount of information I got from it. I thought it would make the history I already knew more digestible by putting it into comic book form, but there is a lot in there about events I had never heard anything about. The section on the west coast was particularly interesting to me, because I hadn't heard much even though that is where I grew up. The sections on Mexico were a bit of a disappointment and I didn't think it would come back from that f [...]

    9. 3.5 stars. As far as graphic novels go, it doesn't have much replay value, and there's not many layers. But it's important, and unique and for that I'm giving it 4 stars.All I'd really like to comment on here is which audience this book is best suited for. I think people who understand a little of the atrocities in Canada and are open to learning more, are those who would take the most from this. It's not long, and it holds no punches, so anyone who hasn't already faced up to history, at least a [...]

    10. As a book recalling events of History, albeit at a frighteningly rapid pace, that can't help but make me wonder what he chooses to leave out, the level of bias is verging on absurd. Scrap that. From about halfway through I found myself realising that I was reading a Propaganda leaflet. Yes, the colonisation was a poorly managed free-for-all that severely impacted and destroyed the native people. I get that, I really do, but the idealisation of Native Indian violence whilst condemning every other [...]

    11. I have a feeling I'll need to put this one aside for a few days and re-read it. In short, it's a very direct look at the atrocities committed upon the native peoples of north and south america by the various colonists and governments they established and how the natives resisted. It's a great topic with a unique perspective delivered, at least at times, in a very powerful manner. The scope Hill attempts, though, seems way too broad to me for a book as short as this. I think it might have been mo [...]

    12. An exceptional synthesis of his actual history book, Hill distills the larger work into graphic form utilizing four sections: 1) A brief history of the invasion of the so-called Americas; 2) Actual native resistance to the invasion encompassing the entire region; 3) Forced assimilation of native peoples; 4) Modern resistance from 1968 to present.Obviously a graphic novel is very simplified, but this provides a great introduction for those wishing to know more--especially as the view is from the [...]

    13. No one can deny that there were atrocities committed against Native people in the history of the Americas. The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book is commendable for attempting to adapt this terrible history into a digestible format. However, its execution is just awful. The drawings are poor and the panels are hard to follow. Beyond that, it is incredibly one-sided, and comes off more propaganda than history. Commending the Native people for killing their attackers, then in the next page bashing [...]

    14. Interesting overview of Indigenous history going back 500 years.Obviously, because of the length and format of the book, you only get a "Readers Digest" version of some of the events/struggles.While the short format makes one wonder what didn't make it in, and maybe drive one to find out more, it's an accessible read showing how some people view how Indigenous people relate to the rest of society.

    15. Completly awesome in every way. To those of you wonder what actually happened when settlers arrived, this is the book for you. I belive this book should be implemented in history classes along side the regular history book to compare the differences.

    16. Designed for people who don't usually read books, this is pretty light - it took me about an hour and I'm not a fast reader - but it's still pretty informative. The extensive glowing reviews on the publisher's website speak for themselvessenalpulp/bookinfo.p

    17. Educational, but comes so fast and furious, and is ultimately feels too cursory despite the incredible breadth of information. Could be a great series - with each chapter a full-length graphic novel.

    18. Good collection of historic material presented in an easy to read graphic style comic book. I wanted to give a higher rating, but the artwork is rather rough and sometimes hard to discern. This is the story of our indigenous peoples - a must read for all peoples.

    19. There are a LOT of problems with this book (organization, structure, drawing, facts, etc). However, it is informative, vital, exciting, and necessary. Biased probably. Yet the history we usually hear is also biased probably. Having both helps to make a more coherent/complex picture.

    20. This book provides the other side of events such as the Oka standoff and Gustavsen Lake. It is clearly biased, but also informative.

    21. Resistance isn't futile but the efforts of governments to stifle indigenous voices is - Hill's book is insightful, provocative and inspiring!

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