A new and expanded version of Gord Hill’s seminal illustrated history of
Indigenous struggles in the Americas, available in color for the first
When it was first published in 2010, The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book
was heralded as a groundbreaking illustrated history of Indigenous
activism and resistance in the Americas over the previous 500 years,
from contact to present day. Eleven years later, author and artist Gord
Hill has revised and expanded the book, which is now available in color
for the first time.The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book
powerfully portrays flashpoints in history when Indigenous peoples have
risen up and fought back against colonizers and other oppressors.
Events depicted include the the Spanish conquest of the Aztec, Mayan and
Inca empires; the 1680 Pueblo Revolt in New Mexico; the Battle of
Wounded Knee in 1890; the resistance of the Great Plains peoples in the
19th century; and more recently, the Idle No More protests supporting
Indigenous sovereignty and rights in 2012 and 2013, and the resistance
to the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016.
With strong, plain language and evocative illustrations, this revised and expanded edition of The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book
reveals the tenacity and perseverance of Indigenous peoples as they
endured 500-plus years of genocide, massacre, torture, rape,
displacement, and assimilation: a necessary antidote to conventional
histories of the Americas.
The book includes a foreword by Pamela Palmater, a Mi’kmaq lawyer, professor, and political commentator.
• In the eleven years since Gord’s book was first published, Indigenous
peoples have become more vocal in their support of Indigenous
sovereignty and rights, and environmental issues. As well, there has
been a growing public awareness of the importance of Indigenous issues
and the plight of Indigenous peoples in general. As Gord’s book proves,
Indigenous resistance is not solely historical; it continues to be
crucial and necessary in these divided times.
Large paperback book, 12" X 9", 144 pages.