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The Temptations of Big Bear

by Rudy Henry Wiebe

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Published by New Canadian Library .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wiebe, Rudy Henry - Prose & Criticism,
  • Fiction - Historical,
  • Fiction,
  • Historical - General,
  • Literary,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • General

  • Edition Notes

    New Canadian Library

    ContributionsRobert Kroetsch (Afterword)
    The Physical Object
    FormatMass Market Paperback
    Number of Pages415
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8075713M
    ISBN 100771034547
    ISBN 109780771034541

    Read "Temptations Of Big Bear" by Rudy Wiebe available from Rakuten Kobo. Early in his writing career, Rudy Wiebe’s imagination was caught by a heroic character of Brand: Knopf Canada. The man’s name translated into English was Big Bear, and he came to be the subject of one of Wiebe’s most highly praised works of fiction. A modern classic, Wiebe’s fourth novel is a moving epic of the tumultuous history of the Canadian West. The book won the Governor General's Award, and in the s was made.

    Big Bear, also known as Mistahi-maskwa (ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃᒪᐢᑿ; c – 17 January ), was a powerful and popular Cree chief who played many pivotal roles in Canadian history. He was appointed to chief of his band at the age of 40 upon the death of his father, Black Powder, under his father's harmonious and inclusive rule which directly impacted his own : c. , Jackfish, Saskatchewan. In , Big Bear, a Plains Cree, refused to let the government push his people off their land and onto a reserve. While courageous, his stand brought starvation to his followers and tore apart the Cree community and eventually his (Show full summary) own family. A fictional account of Big Bear's struggle and the culture and history of the.

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Praise "The Temptations of Big Bear is one of the best [novels] ever written in Canada." — Maclean’s "Something like a true story, The Temptations of Big Bear is social realism raised to the level of elegy A gorgeous lamentation." — Saturday Night “A very rare, complexly emotional and profoundly philosophical experience A fictional meditation, in which [Wiebe] enters the.

The temptations of Big Bear by Rudy Henry Wiebe and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   "The Temptations of Big Bear is one of the best [novels] ever written in Canada." — Maclean's "Something like a true story, The Temptations of Big Bear is social realism raised to the level of elegy A gorgeous lamentation." — Saturday NightAuthor: Rudy Wiebe.

Early in his writing career, Rudy Wiebe’s imagination was caught by a heroic character of Cree and Ojibwa ancestry whose birthplace was within twenty-five miles of where Wiebe himself was born years later. The man’s name translated into English was Big Bear, and he came to be the subject of one of Wiebe’s most highly praised works of fiction.4/5(1).

The Temptations of Big Bear is a beautifully written and moving novel about a tumultuous period in the history of the West. Rudy Wiebe is the author of several short story collections and essays. He also is the author of eight novels, including A Discovery of Strangers and The Temptations of Big Bear, both winners of the Governor General's.

Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, Rudy Wiebe's The Temptations of Big Bear is an epic of the Canadian West. As the buffalo-based food supply vanishes, Big Bear leads his Plains Cree nation across the prairie in search of a means of retaining the way of life quickly being lost—a life his people have lived for thousands of years.

Genre/Form: Biographical fiction Fiction Western stories: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wiebe, Rudy Henry, Temptations of Big Bear. "The Temptations of Big Bear is an epic of the Canadian West. As the buffalo they depend on for food vanish, Big Bear leads his Plains Cree nation across the prairie in search of a means of retaining the way of life quickly being lost - a life his people have lived for thousands of years.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Temptations of Big Bear by Rudy Henry Wiebe (, Book, Illustrated) at the best. Product Information. Rudy Wiebe's The Temptations of Big Bear is an epic of the Canadian West.

As the buffalo-based food supply vanishes, Big Bear leads his Plains Cree nation across the prairie in search of a means of retaining the way of life quickly being lost--a life his people have lived for thousands of years.

Based on The Book "The Temptations Of Big Bear" I Do Not Own The Rights!!. Based on The Book "The Temptations Of Big Bear" I. The Temptations of Big Bear won the Governor General's Literary Award in Read an excerpt | Author interviews. From the book. Sweetgrass had signed the treaty. The Honourable Alexander Morris.

Wiebe won the Governor General's Award for Fiction twice, for The Temptations of Big Bear () and A Discovery of Strangers (). He was awarded the Royal Society of Canada's Lorne Pierce Medal in In he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

In Wiebe was a member of the jury for the Giller Prize. AwardsBorn: 4 October (age 85), Fairholme. Like all of Rudy Wiebe's major works, The Temptations of Big Bear is a bold, sprawling, historical stew of a novel. Spanning the 12 years leading up to the death of the Cree chief Big Bear init is one of the most sophisticated and sympathetic treatments of Native history in Canada ever written--a particularly remarkable feat considering that Wiebe writes as an outsider, the child of 5/5(2).

Inhis novel The Temptations of Big Bear won a Governor General's Award. Since then he has continued to win the highest praise for his books of fiction and non-fiction.

He has written numerous film and television scripts, lectured internationally from Denmark to India, and given readings from Adelaide to Puerto Rico to Helsinki and 5/5(2). The book won the Governor General's Award, and in the s was made into a CBC television miniseries based on a script co-written by Wiebe and Métis director Gil Cardinal, shot in Saskatchewan’s Qu’Appelle Valley.

Temptations Of Big Bear. by Rudy Wiebe. Thanks for Sharing. You submitted the following rating and review. We'll Brand: Knopf Canada. In The Temptations of Big Bear, he gradually places layers of imagined voices over the silence in the history books to create his narrative.

In NovemberWiebe received a letter from a woman who said she was Big Bear’s great-great-granddaughter. Temptations of Big Bear. Link/Page Citation On Septemone of Canada's most important trials began in the small town of Regina.

Although over-shadowed by the earlier treason trial of Louis Riel, the trial of Big Bear on four counts of treason-felony deserves recognition as a decisive moment in Canadian history. Big Bear was an.YA, I Read Book Club; Two Thumbs Up Teen Reviews; The Temptations of Big Bear is Rudy Wiebe's interpretation of western Canadian history, which encompasses not only his hero's struggle for integrity but also the whole range of richness of the Plains culture.

Here is the giant circle of the prairie horizon, and the joy, the sorrow, the pain.Winner of the Governor General’s Award, Rudy Wiebe’s The Temptations of Big Bear is the story of a Plains Cree chieftain who refuses to acknowledge the white men’s ownership of his homeland and settle on a reservation.

This sweeping novel combines history with imaginative narrative that captures one man’s courageous struggle against the destruction of his people.