Canadian

Moose Meat & Wild Rice

This comic collection by Basil Johnston is a depiction of present-day Indians and Indian-White relations with the gentle satire cutting both ways.

Basil Johnston

Basil Johnston's rollicking tales about life on a modern Indian reserve put Moose Meat & Wild Rice on the map of Canadian comedy along with Stephen Leacock's Mariposa and Charlie Farquharson's Parry Sound. Moose Meat & Wild Rice is a unique book, a comic collection by a contemporary Ojibway author, who turns his talents to a mischievous (but never malicious) depiction of present-day Indians and Indian-White relations with the gentle satire cutting both ways. Light, but nevertheless realistic, told as fiction but based in fact, the escapades undertaken by the populace of Moose Meat Point Reserve encompass havoc and hilarity, prejudice and pretence. (From McClelland & Stewart)