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By Henry Pennier,Keith Thor Carlson,Kristina Fagan

ISBN-10: 080209161X

ISBN-13: 9780802091611

ISBN-10: 0802094260

ISBN-13: 9780802094261

'My identify is Henry George Pennier and as a way to be a pal of mine please you'll name me Hank.' So starts 'Call Me Hank,' the autobiography of Hank Pennier (1904-1991): logger, storyteller, and self-described 'halfbreed.' during this paintings, Pennier bargains considerate reflections on growing to be up as a non-status Aboriginal individual on or close to a Stó:lõ reserve, trying to find paintings of all types in the course of tough occasions as a tender guy, and dealing as a logger during the melancholy of the Nineteen Thirties as much as his retirement. identified merely to a small neighborhood viewers whilst it used to be first released in 1972, this improved variation of Pennier's autobiography presents poignant political statement on problems with race, labour, and lifestyles throughout the eyes of a retired West Coast local logger. 'Call Me Hank' is an interesting and sometimes funny learn that makes a huge contribution to a bunch of latest discourses in Canada, together with discussions concerning the nature and price of Aboriginal id. To Hank's unique manuscript, Keith Carlson and Kristina Fagan have additional a scholarly advent situating Hank's writing inside of old, literary, and cultural contexts, exploring his rules and writing variety, and delivering extra information regarding his lifestyles. A map of position names pointed out through Hank, a diagram of a steam logging operation, a word list of logging phrases, and 16 images supply sensible and historic enhances to Pennier's unique vigorous own narrative.

Pennier's booklet preceded the proliferation of Aboriginal writing that begun with the book of Maria Campbell's Halfbreed in 1973 and gives a markedly various view of Aboriginal lifestyles than different writings of the interval. It additionally records vital points of Aboriginal participation within the salary labour financial system which were neglected through historians, and provides a different mirrored image on masculinity, govt coverage, and industrialization.

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