This is a presentation of guidelines for the study of native history from an Amerindian perspective. Georges Sioui, a Huron Indian, argues that these guidelines must be respected if the self-image and social ethics of native people are to be understood and preserved. He also shows how they provide a means of greatly improving the way native and non-native peoples perceive each other. Sioui contrasts Euroamerican ethnocentrism and feelings of racial superiority with the Amerindian belief in th Great Circle of Life. Fully aware of the injustices that Aboriginal peoples of North America have suffered, and continue to suffer, at the hands of the Euroamericans, he argues that human beings must establish intellectual and emotional connections with the entire living world, if they hope to achieve abundance, quality and peace for all.
Biographies-Memoirs, Ethnic-National, Native-American,