In 1868, Septimus Winner penned the song Ten Little Injuns based upon an 1850′s minstrel act. An abbreviated version became a popular nursery rhyme. My parents, in 1974, purchased The Giant Golden Mother Goose for their bookwormish toddler. As a child, I adored Ten Little Injuns. However, rereading the text as an adult eviscerated any affinity I had for the poem, inspiring me to create a revised edition. For the new version, I replaced every instance of the term “Injun” with “White Folk.” I also exchanged every illustration of an Indian with a photograph of white characters from neighboring pages. My hope is that this effort clearly demonstrates the depths to which historical racism permeates modern material culture and points to a future in which genocide and assimilation can no longer masquerade as children’s literature.
This is a second edition based on the original, unique book.
|Title||Ten Little White Folk (2nd Edition)|
|Place of Publication||Boise, ID|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Print on demand|
|Number of Images/ Illustrations||10 illustrations plus cover illustration|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Perfect binding|
|Paper Stock||80# text and cover stock|
|Number of Pages||22 pages plus cover|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||2.67 x 4 x .06 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 20|
|Signed and Numbered?||Yes|