Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian-White Relations in Canada by J.r. MillerSkyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian-White Relations in Canada by J.r. Miller

Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian-White Relations in Canada

byJ.r. Miller

Paperback | May 17, 2000

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Highly acclaimed when the first edition appeared in 1989, "Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens" is the first comprehensive account of Indian-white relations throughout Canada's history. J.R. Miller charts the deterioration of the relationship from the initial, mutually beneficial contact in the fur trade to the current impasse in which Indians are resisting displacement and marginalization.

This new edition is the result of substantial revision to incorporate current scholarship and bring the text up to date. It includes new material on the North, and reflects changes brought about by the Oka crisis, the sovereignty issue, and the various court decisions of the 1990s. It also includes new material on residential schools, treaty making, and land claims.

J.R. Miller is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the author of numerous works on issues related to Indigenous peoples including Shingwauk’s Vision, and Residential Schools and Reconciliation: Canada Confronts its History, both published by University of Toronto Press.
Title:Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian-White Relations in CanadaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:500 pages, 9 × 6.02 × 1.02 inPublished:May 17, 2000Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0802081533

ISBN - 13:9780802081537

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Read I was looking for a book with a neutral viewpoint regarding Indian relations in Canada. Three-quarters of the book is a very interesting, informative read. The last one-quarter seems a bit biased towards the Indian cause. As well, the book does not offer real solutions (if there are any) to the problems that were caused in the past. That said, I feel much better informed after reading the book, and would recommend it to anyone wanting a fairly unbiased look at Indian relations in Canada.
Date published: 2000-11-01

From Our Editors

This is the third edition of J.R. Miller's highly acclaimed account of Indian-White relations throughout Canada's history. Substantially revised, this edition also incorporates current scholarship and added material about Atlantic Canada, the Oka crisis, the Charlottetown Accord, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and Quebec sovereignty issues. This edition of Skyscrapers Hide The Heavens charts the deterioration of the Indian-White relationship, from the fur trade to the current crisis, which has Indians resisting displacement and marginalization. Miller is also the author of Sweet Promises: A Reader of Indian-White Relations in Canada.

Editorial Reviews

'A valuable history lesson to Canadians.'

- Saskatchewan Report Newsmagazine