7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Henderson, Scott
By (author): Robertson, David Alexander
Series: 7 Generations
Subject:  COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Historical Fiction
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / General
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
Published: September 2012
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 10.00in x 6.50in x 0.25in
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From The Publisher*7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga originally published as a four-part graphic novel series; Stone, Scars, Ends/Begins, and The Pact. This graphic novel follows one Plains Cree family from the early 19th century to present day. For Edwin, the story of his ancestors from both the distant and recent past must guide him through an uncertain present, to the dawn of a new future. 7 Generations explores the life of Stone, a young Cree warrior, the smallpox epidemic of 1870, the residential school system of the 20th century and its familial legacy.
From The Publisher*7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga follows one Plains Cree Family from the early 19th century to the present day. For Edwin, the story of his ancestors from both the distant and recent past must guide him through an uncertain present, to the dawn of a new future. Originally published as a four-part graphic novel series, 7 Generations explores the life of Stone, a young Cree warrior, the smallpox epidemic of 1870, the residential school system of the 20th century and its familial legacy.
Review Quote*

"...David weaves an engrossing and unforgettable story with the precision of a historan and the color of a true Indigenous storyteller."
                  - Rosanna Deerchild, author, This Is a Small Northern Town


"...a masterpiece of traditional knowledge; a powerful gift to share!"
                                            - Betty Ross, Elder, Cross Lake First Nation

Healing lies in knowing our past, not just of our lives, but also the distant past of our ancestors. The interweaving movements from present to past and past to present are like waves of cleasing waters waching in to the present, and back out to that distant past. It's mesmerizing."
                        - Beatrice Mosionier, author, In Search of April Raintree

"...a powerful message through image and work [that] will engage readers in an historical and insightful story...."
                                                         - David Booth, author and educator

"...Reconciliatrion is about respect...and self-respect is where it starts. A good story is worth tellin, and when told well is worth reading. Especially this one."
- Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair, Truth and Reconciliation Commision of Canada

Biographical NoteDavid Alexander Robertson is an award-winning graphic novelist and writer who has long been an advocate for educating youth on indigenous history and contemporary issues. He has created several graphic novels, including his newest series, Tales From Big Spirit, as well as the bestselling 7 Generations series. He was a contributor to the anthology Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water (2012) and is currently working on the upcoming novel, The Reckoner. His first novel, The Evolution of Alice, was published in fall 2014. David lives in Winnipeg with his wife and five children, where he works in the field of indigenous education. Scott Henderson has worked as an illustrator for comics, portraiture, and advertising art. He is author/ illustrator of the sci-fi/fantasy comic, The Chronicles of Era and illustrated two comics for the Canadian Air Force's For Valour series, the bestselling graphic novel series 7 Generations, selected titles from the Tales From Big Spirit series, and, most recently, the graphic novel, Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story. Scott is a graduate of the University of Manitoba's School of Art.