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Summary:

"The Dene have lived in the vast Mackenzie River Valley since time immemorial, by their account. To the Dene, the land owns them, not the other way around, and it is central to their livelihood and very way of being. But the subarctic Canadian Northwest Territories are home to valuable resources, including oil, gas, and diamonds. With mining came jobs and investment, but also road-building, pipelines, and toxic waste, which scarred the landscape, and alcohol, drugs, and debt, which deformed a way of life. In Paying the Land, Joe Sacco travels the frozen North to reveal a people in conflict over the costs and benefits of development. The mining boom is only the latest assault on indigenous culture: Sacco recounts the shattering impact of a residential school system that aimed to "remove the Indian from the child"; the destructive process that drove the Dene from the bush into settlements and turned them into wage laborers; the government land claims stacked against the Dene Nation; and their uphill efforts to revive a wounded culture. Against a vast and gorgeous landscape that dwarfs all human scale, Paying the Land lends an ear to trappers and chiefs, activists and priests, to tell a sweeping story about money, dependency, loss, and culture-recounted in stunning visual detail by one of the greatest cartoonists alive."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 971.2004972 .S119p 2020 (Text) 37814003335776 ADULT GRAPHIC - NEW Book System_Only_3months 02/12/2021 In process -
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 971.2 SACCO 2020 (Text) 39705000044130 New Book Shelf Book None 02/04/2021 In transit -
Hood River County Library GRAPHIC 971.2 SAC 2020 (Text) 33892100701441 Adult Graphic Novels & Comics Book None 08/22/2020 In transit -
Klamath Community College E99 .C59 S23 2020 (Text) 3760308485 Graphic Novel Book None 01/20/2021 In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627799034
  • ISBN: 1627799036
  • Physical Description: 264 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Chiefly illustrated.
Summary, etc.:
"The Dene have lived in the vast Mackenzie River Valley since time immemorial, by their account. To the Dene, the land owns them, not the other way around, and it is central to their livelihood and very way of being. But the subarctic Canadian Northwest Territories are home to valuable resources, including oil, gas, and diamonds. With mining came jobs and investment, but also road-building, pipelines, and toxic waste, which scarred the landscape, and alcohol, drugs, and debt, which deformed a way of life. In Paying the Land, Joe Sacco travels the frozen North to reveal a people in conflict over the costs and benefits of development. The mining boom is only the latest assault on indigenous culture: Sacco recounts the shattering impact of a residential school system that aimed to "remove the Indian from the child"; the destructive process that drove the Dene from the bush into settlements and turned them into wage laborers; the government land claims stacked against the Dene Nation; and their uphill efforts to revive a wounded culture. Against a vast and gorgeous landscape that dwarfs all human scale, Paying the Land lends an ear to trappers and chiefs, activists and priests, to tell a sweeping story about money, dependency, loss, and culture-recounted in stunning visual detail by one of the greatest cartoonists alive." -- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Adult. NoveList.
Subject: Chipewyan Indians > Northwest Territories > Mackenzie River Valley > Social conditions > Comic books, strips, etc.
Indians, Treatment of > Northwest Territories > Mackenzie River Valley > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Social issue comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Comics (Graphic works)

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