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'My name is Henry George Pennier and if you want to be a friend of mine please you will call me Hank.' So begins 'Call Me Hank, ' the autobiography of Hank Pennier (1904-1991): logger, storyteller, and self-described 'halfbreed.' In this work, Pennier offers thoughtful reflections on growing up as a non-status Aboriginal person on or near a St?: l? reserve, searching for work of all kinds during hard times as a young man, and working as a logger through the depression of the 1930s up to his retirement. Known only to a small local audience when it was first published in 1972, this expanded edition of Pennier's autobiography provides poignant political commentary on issues of race, labour, and life through the eyes of a retired West Coast Native logger. 'Call Me Hank' is an engaging and often humorous read that makes an important contribution to a host of contemporary discourses in Canada, including discussions about the nature and value of Aboriginal identity. To Hank's original manuscript, Keith Carlson and Kristina Fagan have added a scholarly introduction situating Hank's writing within historical, literary, and cultural contexts, exploring his ideas and writing style, and offering further information about his life. A map of place names mentioned by Hank, a diagram of a steam logging operation, a glossary of logging terms, and sixteen photographs provide practical and historical complements to Pennier's original lively personal narrative.

Pennier's book preceded the proliferation of Aboriginal writing that began with the publication of Maria Campbell's Halfbreed in 1973 and provides a markedly different view of Aboriginal life than other writings of the period. It also documents important aspects of Aboriginal participation in the wage labour economy that have been overlooked by historians, and offers a unique reflection on masculinity, government policy, and industrialization.

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He was not considered fully Aboriginal, nor was he considered by any means to be white. He was what he was, a logger, a man who knew the land and lived on it, a storyteller who could break your heart with humor. When this account of his life was printed in 1972 under the title Chiefly Indian, it fell unobserved like a tree alone in a forest. Now, with a new introduction and illustrations provided by Carlson and Fagan (history and English respectively, U. of Saskatchewan), it has a second chance to present his sometimes harrowing, sometimes hilarious stories of his world. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

'Poignant while being laugh-out-loud funny, -"Call Me Hank"- is a gem that got missed when it was first released. It is the work of a master storyteller who uses humour to drive his points home, as well as a serious work of history and one of the best descriptions of life as a logger.'

-John Lutz, Department of History, University of Victoria

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802094261
Author:
Carlson
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Editor:
Carlson, Keith Thor
Editor:
Fagan, Kristina
Author:
Carlson, Keith Thor
Author:
Pennier, Henry George
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - Native Americans
Subject:
Native Americans
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography - General
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
123
Dimensions:
8.48x5.52x.47 in. .58 lbs.

Related Subjects

» Biography » General
» Biography » Native Americans
» History and Social Science » Native American » Canada

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Product details 123 pages University of Toronto Press - English 9780802094261 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 'Poignant while being laugh-out-loud funny, -"Call Me Hank"- is a gem that got missed when it was first released. It is the work of a master storyteller who uses humour to drive his points home, as well as a serious work of history and one of the best descriptions of life as a logger.'

-John Lutz, Department of History, University of Victoria

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