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Author Sacco, Joe, author, artist.

Title Paying the land / Joe Sacco.

Publication Info. New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC 971.2 SACCO    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC NOVEL PAYING    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Graphic Novels  GN SACCO    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC NOVEL 971.2 SAC    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Adult Fiction  GN PAYING    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Adult Graphic Novels  GN 971.2 SACCO    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Young Adult Graphic Novels  YA GRAPHIC NOVEL SACCO    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC NOVEL-SAC    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 264 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Note Includes resources for Dene language dictionaries.
Chiefly illustrated.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
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.
Indians, Treatment of. (OCoLC)fst00970120
Northwest Territories -- Mackenzie River Valley. (OCoLC)fst01274554
Genre/Form Graphic novels.
Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst01423722
Nonfiction comics. (OCoLC)fst01921721
Social issue comics. (OCoLC)fst02008995
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Social issue comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Local Subject Indigenous peoples, Treatment of -- Northwest Territories -- Mackenzie River Valley -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Other Form: Online version: Sacco, Joe, Paying the land First edition. New York : Metropolitan Books, 2020. 9781627799027 (DLC) 2019053377
ISBN 9781627799034 (hardcover)
1627799036 (hardcover)
9781627799027 electronic book
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