A Concise History of Canadas First Nations

Paperback | May 6, 2010

byOlive Patricia Dickason, William Newbigging

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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 inhabitantsfrom 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.

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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 inhabitantsfrom pre-contact and first encounters with E...

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 A...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.61 inPublished:May 6, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195432428

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List of MapsAcknowledgementsIntroduction1. At the Beginning2. First Meetings3. On the Eastern Edge of the Mainland4. Huron, Five Nations, and Europeans5. Some Amerindian-Colonial Wars6. The World Shifts7. Westward and Northward8. Turntable of 1812-149. The 'Indian Problem': Isolation, Assimilation, and Experimentation10. Towards Confederation for Canada, Towards Wardship for Amerindians11. The First Numbered Treaties, Police, and the Indian Act12. Time of Troubles as the Old Way Fades13. Repression and Resistance14. Tightening the Reins: Resistance Grows and Organizes15. Development Heads North16. Canadian Courts and Aboriginal Rights17. The Road to Self-Government18. We Are Sorry (NEW)EpilogueAppendix: National Historic Sites of Canada Commemorating Aboriginal HistoryGlossaryWebSitesNotesIndex