The People of the Pines

The Warriors and Legacy of Oka

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Loreen Pindera & Geoffrey York     1991     425p     6 x 9

In 1990, after the announcement to expand the local 9-hole golf course to an 18-hole one right through a Mohawk cemetery, a small band of women blocking the development and years of disappointment, manipulation, exploitation and genocide soon inspire an armed stand-off. For months the golf course was barricaded by Mohawk warriors, as was one of the few bridges going across the border to the US. Fucking amazing story. 

People of the Pines includes the history of land-theft and cultural genocide against the Mohawks and Six Nations going back to the 1700s, as well as native resistance in the northeast U.S. and eastern Canada from the 1950s-1990s.


Other works involving first nations struggles, armed struggle, race, barricades, natureconsensus decision making, environmentalism, 1970s1980s, 1990s