Paying the land
(Graphic Novel)

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New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, [2020].
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Sacco, J.
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Format
Graphic Novel
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
264 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 28 cm
Language
English

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Chiefly illustrated.
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"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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sacco, J. (2020). Paying the land (First edition.). Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sacco, Joe. 2020. Paying the Land. New York: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sacco, Joe. Paying the Land New York: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sacco, Joe. Paying the Land First edition., Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2020.

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