Mark Leier

Mark Leier teaches history at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. His most recent book is Rebel Life: The Life and Times of Robert Gosden, Revolutionary, Mystic, Labour Spy.

The Only Way

Mark Leier, 8 March 2001

A series of sixty-second commercials shown on Canadian television tell us that Canadians invented basketball and Superman and that Winnie the Pooh is based on the mascot of a Canadian regiment sent to fight for Britain in the First World War. One of these Heritage Minutes is about the Hunkpapa Teton Sioux leader, Sitting Bull. After the defeat of General Custer and the Seventh Cavalry at the...

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