A Concise History of Canadas First Nations

by Olive Patricia Dickason, William Newbigging

Oxford University Press | May 6, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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A fully updated, streamlined edition of the award-winning Canada''s First Nations, this brief but comprehensive history of Canada''s founding nations traces the past of more than fifty First Nations. The new second edition documents the history and contributions of Canada''s original inhabitants from pre-contact and first encounters with Europeans to present struggles for self-determination, offering the most complete account possible of the individual nations that are now recognized as Canada''s founding peoples.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.61 in

Published: May 6, 2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0195432428

ISBN - 13: 9780195432428

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A Concise History of Canadas First Nations

by Olive Patricia Dickason, William Newbigging

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.61 in

Published: May 6, 2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0195432428

ISBN - 13: 9780195432428

Table of Contents

List of Maps Acknowledgements Introduction 1. At the Beginning 2. First Meetings 3. On the Eastern Edge of the Mainland 4. Huron, Five Nations, and Europeans 5. Some Amerindian-Colonial Wars 6. The World Shifts 7. Westward and Northward 8. Turntable of 1812-14 9. The ''Indian Problem'': Isolation, Assimilation, and Experimentation 10. Towards Confederation for Canada, Towards Wardship for Amerindians 11. The First Numbered Treaties, Police, and the Indian Act 12. Time of Troubles as the Old Way Fades 13. Repression and Resistance 14. Tightening the Reins: Resistance Grows and Organizes 15. Development Heads North 16. Canadian Courts and Aboriginal Rights 17. The Road to Self-Government 18. We Are Sorry (NEW) Epilogue Appendix: National Historic Sites of Canada Commemorating Aboriginal History Glossary WebSites Notes Index

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A fully updated, streamlined edition of the award-winning Canada''s First Nations, this brief but comprehensive history of Canada''s founding nations traces the past of more than fifty First Nations. The new second edition documents the history and contributions of Canada''s original inhabitants from pre-contact and first encounters with Europeans to present struggles for self-determination, offering the most complete account possible of the individual nations that are now recognized as Canada''s founding peoples.

About the Author

Olive Patricia Dickason, professor emeritus, University of Alberta, and adjunct professor of history, University of Ottawa, is the author of several books, including The Myth of the Savage (1984, 1997) and The Law of Nations and the New World, with L.C. Green (1989). Dr Dickason is a Member of the Order of Canada and recipient of the Aboriginal Life Achievement Award, Canadian Native Arts Foundation. Through her distinguished career she has remained proud of her Metis heritage. William Newbigging is an associate professor and head of the history department at Algoma University. He has taught Aboriginal history for nearly 10 years. Dr Newbigging also makes a point of regularly attending Aboriginal learning conferences and Native studies workshops in order to learn more about the needs of Aboriginal students. He has recently finished his first book, History of French-Ottawa Alliance, to be published with University of Nebraska Press.
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