A Concise History of Canadas First Nations

Paperback | January 14, 2015

byOlive Patricia Dickason, William Newbigging

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This fully updated edition is a brief but comprehensive overview of the long and vibrant history of Canada's First Nations. From pre-contact and first encounters with Europeans to present struggles for self-determination, this engaging text offers a multifaceted account of Canada's foundingpeoples.

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This fully updated edition is a brief but comprehensive overview of the long and vibrant history of Canada's First Nations. From pre-contact and first encounters with Europeans to present struggles for self-determination, this engaging text offers a multifaceted account of Canada's foundingpeoples.

The late Olive Patricia Dickason was professor emeritus at the University of Alberta and adjunct professor of history at the University of Ottawa. She was the author of several books, named a Member of the Order of Canada in 1996, and received the Aboriginal Life Achievement Award, Canadian Native Arts Foundation, in 1997. William ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.64 inPublished:January 14, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199008531

ISBN - 13:9780199008537

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Table of Contents

1. At the Beginning2. First Meetings3. On the Eastern Edge of the Mainland4. Huron, Five Nations, and Europeans5. Some Aboriginal-Colonial Wars6. The Struggle against British Colonialism7. Westward and Northward8. The British Alliance of 1812-18149. The "Indian Problem": Isolation, Assimilation, and Experimentation10. Towards Confederation for Canada, Towards Wardship for First Peoples11. 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. Reconciliation and RevitalizationEpilogueGlossary

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"This book has an incredible balance over time and space, and it encompasses a large part of the major events in First Nations history from ancient time to the current. . . . This text sets the standard for First Nations studies in Canada." --Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, University of Manitoba