The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book
By: Gord Hill
This historically accurate and graphic novel text has provided an overview (a big picture) of Indigenous peoples in North and South America and their resistance towards European colonization since their time of arrival on Indigenous shores starting in 1492. This book is compiled with resistance tales and context of what happened in all areas of the northern hemisphere and extending down into the south as well. Gord has taken the liberty of adding various maps and illustrations so the information being discussed is well articulated to his audience.
Gord gives insight into the revolts of New Mexico (c. 1680), Peru (c. 1500-1780), 1763 when the Royal Proclamation was issued by the British Crown, the Seminole Wars, The Plains Wars (1877), and many more within this novel.
Overall, Gord discusses the injustices done to indigenous peoples in the northern and southern hemispheres through the 500 years of European invasion. His words penetrate minds as he is unfazed with expressing the harsh and brutal words of what has happened upon the arrival of Columbus. Special attention to the decimation of European diseases and technology is constantly being used to subjugate and enslave indigenous peoples across the continent, and into recent times.