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10 thoughts on “Indian Horse

  1. says:

    This book was incredibly easy to read but dealt with incredibly difficult topics I read it for my Canadian Literature course where we ve discussed imagined communities the concept that the communities that we live in cities, cultures, nations are all just made up and perpetuated by successive peoples agreeing to continue that imagination This is both good it helps maintain tradition and culture but also negative, because it can work as selective history in which important things can be i This book was incredibly easy to read but dealt with incredibly difficult topics I read it for my Ca...


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    This book should be required reading for every Canadian In its story of a survivor of residential schools it takes us through the harrowing experience of First Nations Children in a Manitoban school In these schools literally tens of thousands children died from physical and sexual abuse, starvation, and treatable disease with the full awareness of the Canadian government IN my opinion, crime...


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    3.5 5


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    This coming of age tale captures some important truths about the hell that a lot of Indian kids went through in the residential school system in Canada, which according to the man who founded the first such school in Pennsylvania in 1879 were designed to kill the Indian, save the man By forcibly taking children away from their families, banning use of their language and cultural practices, they were could theoretically be assimilated for their own good into white society Instead, most had th This coming of age tale captures some important truths about the hell that a lot of Indian kids went through in the residential school system in Canada, which according to the man who founded the first such school in Pennsylvania in 1879 were designed to kill the Indian, save the man By forcibly taking children away from their families, banning use of their language and cultural practices, they were could theoretically be assimilated for their own good into white society Instead, most had their identities ground down and never built back up and large numbers were subject to physical and sexual abuse.We meet Saul Indian Horse as a young adult in an alcohol treatment program being tasked to write his story as part of his therapy We get a window into his life with his loving Ojibwe family as a boy, immersed in...


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    It was an honour to read Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese As a reader who wants to encourage others to go out and get this important piece of work, I am breaking the rule about reviewers getting personal with the material As I worked my way through the staggering story of Saul Indian Horse , there was an immediate flooding of memorieshis and mine I was a 6 year old Dutch immigrant who attended a Catholic school in Sault Ste Marie, Ont At that time, there were Aboriginal children in my It was an honour to read Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese As a reader who wants to encourage others to go out and get this important piece of work, I am breaking the rule about reviewers getting personal with the material As I worked my way through the staggering story of Saul Indian Horse , there was an immediate flooding of memorieshis and mine I was a 6 year old Dutch immigrant who attended a Catholic school in Sault Ste Marie, Ont At that time, there were Aboriginal children in my class who were treated horribly by the teachers They were always getting strapped for speaking their native language or having messy desks or whatever It seemed to me even at such a young age, that these children were being picked on By the time I was in grade 3, my teacher even went so far as to tell my dad, that I really shouldn t be hanging out with Aboriginal kids I can remember overhearing my dad and mom discussing it late at night while I was in bed My dad was furious that ...


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    Saul Indian Horse is but eight years old when he is literally yanked from the arms of his grandmother and carted off to a church run residential school Racism is rampant, abuse out of control Punishment is dire for any child foolish enough to run away, many were punished, some disappeared, others died As he tries to make his way, an unexpected introduction to ice hockey ends up being the saving grace for Saul The writing is clean and simple, it reads ver...


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    April 2, 2012 I begin this book with both eagerness and trepidation The year is 1961 Saul Indian Horse, Indian boy, is 8 years old I, little white girl, would have been 7 Inevitably, he and I would have crossed paths as we travelled in different circles over the same land and waters His home My home He fea...


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    I love this quote from grandmother We need mystery, she said Creator in her wisdom knew this Mystery fills us with awe and wonder They are the foundations of humility, and humility, grandson, is the foundation of all learning So we do not need to seek to unravel this We honour it by letting it be that way forever Pg 65.And this paragraph seems to sum up the residential school situation When your innocence is stripped from you, when your pe...


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    I d heard of Indian Horse from CBC s Canada Reads competition and from a few fellow readers who told me it was about residential schools and the crimes committed there So I picked up the novel prepared to encounter a narrative of abuse and its reverberations across generations I suppose that feeling of preparation is indicative of my arrogance my sense that oh yes, i ve heard about residential schools, I have leftist politics, I ve been educated as if a textbook could do justice ha I d heard of Indian Horse from CBC s Canada Reads competition and from a few fellow readers who told me it was about residential schools and the crimes committed there So I picked up the novel prepared to encounter a narrative of abuse and its reverberations across generations I suppose that feeling of preparation is indicative of my arrogance my sense that oh yes, i ve heard about residential schools, I have leftist politics, I ve been educated as if a textbook could do justice ha what a telling phrase to the complex narratives a...


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    Canada s Truth and Reconciliation Commission is a dramatic effort to probe, reveal and help overcome the grim history of government confinement of aboriginal children to church run Residential Schools over many years This history is on one level hard to believe because it represents such a massive, appalling and coercive case of racist social engineering over a long time period, with inevitably devastating ongoing cultural consequences as it worked to extinguish the language and traditions ...


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Indian Horse Saul Indian Horse Has Hit Bottom His Last Binge Almost Killed Him, And Now He S A Reluctant Resident In A Treatment Centre For Alcoholics, Surrounded By People He S Sure Will Never Understand Him But Saul Wants Peace, And He Grudgingly Comes To See That He Ll Find It Only Through Telling His Story With Him, Readers Embark On A Journey Back Through The Life He S Led As A Northern Ojibway, With All Its Joys And Sorrows.With Compassion And Insight, Author Richard Wagamese Traces Through His Fictional Characters The Decline Of A Culture And A Cultural Way For Saul, Taken Forcibly From The Land And His Family When He S Sent To Residential School, Salvation Comes For A While Through His Incredible Gifts As A Hockey Player But In The Harsh Realities Of 1960s Canada, He Battles Obdurate Racism And The Spirit Destroying Effects Of Cultural Alienation And Displacement Indian Horse Unfolds Against The Bleak Loveliness Of Northern Ontario, All Rock, Marsh, Bog And Cedar Wagamese Writes With A Spare Beauty, Penetrating The Heart Of A Remarkable Ojibway Man.