Shopping cart is empty.
Treaty Shirts : October 2034—A Familiar Treatise on the White Earth Nation
  • Price: $24.95
  • Paperback
  • Shopping Basket
Wesleyan
Pub Date: 2016
ISBN: 9780819576286
Gerald Vizenor
Treaty Shirts : October 2034—A Familiar Treatise on the White Earth Nation
(click icon for large image)

Treaty Shirts : October 2034—A Familiar Treatise on the White Earth Nation

by Gerald Vizenor

Gerald Vizenor creates masterful, truthful, surreal, and satirical fiction similar to the speculative fiction of Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman. In this imagined future, seven natives are exiled from federal sectors that have replaced federal reservations; they pursue the liberty of an egalitarian government on an island in Lake of the Woods. These seven narrators, known only by native nicknames, are related to characters in Vizenor’s other novels and stories. Vizenor was the principal writer of the Constitution of the White Earth Nation, and this novel is a rich and critical commentary on the abrogation of the treaty that established the White Earth Reservation in 1867, and a vivid visualization of the futuristic continuation of the Constitution of the White Earth Nation, in 2034.

Gerald Vizenor is a prolific novelist, poet, literary critic, and citizen of the White Earth Nation of the Anishinaabeg in Minnesota. He is Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His novel Griever: An American Monkey King in China won the American Book Award and the New York Fiction Collective Award. He lives in Naples, Florida.