Comic Book Review: The Chief Mistahimaskwa

cover88178-mediumIt’s hard for me to read books about indigenous peoples and not feel like it’s wrong to own land.

How do you take something previously unowned (and used freely by all) and decide to own it? At best it’s theft. At worst it’s a god complex leading to genocide.

But it’s important for people to remember things that actually happened.

This is from a series of graphic novels for middle schoolers about indigenous Americans from Canada’s history. This one tells the story of Cree chief Mistahimaskwa.

Worth reading.

Thanks to NetGalley and Portage and Main Press for a copy in return for an honest review.

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