Aboriginal People and Colonizers of Western Canada to 1900 by Sarah CarterAboriginal People and Colonizers of Western Canada to 1900 by Sarah Carter

Aboriginal People and Colonizers of Western Canada to 1900

bySarah Carter

Paperback | December 25, 1999

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The history of Canada's Aboriginal peoples after European contact is a hotly debated area of study. In Aboriginal People and Colonizers of Western Canada to 1900, Sarah Carter looks at the cultural, political, and economic issues of this contested history, focusing on the western interior, or what would later become Canada's prairie provinces.

This wide-ranging survey draws on the wealth of interdisciplinary scholarship of the last three decades. Topics include the impact of European diseases, changing interpretations of fur trade interaction, the Red River settlement as a cultural crossroad, missionaries, treaties, the disappearance of the buffalo, the myths about the Mounties, Canadian 'Indian' policy, and the policies of Aboriginal peoples towards Canada.

Carter focuses on the multiplicity of perspectives that exist on past events. Referring to nearly all of the current scholarship in the field, she presents opposing versions on every major topic, often linking these debates to contemporary issues. The result is a sensitive treatment of history as an interpretive exercise, making this an invaluable text for students as well as all those interested in Aboriginal/Non-Aboriginal relations.

Sarah A. Carter is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Calgary.
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Title:Aboriginal People and Colonizers of Western Canada to 1900Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 8.51 × 5.49 × 0.6 inPublished:December 25, 1999Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802079954

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Scholars have a lot to debate and contest when it comes to the study of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. Well aware of the controversy, Sarah Carter offers this wonderfully comprehensive look at Native Canadian history up to 1900. Drawing from an astound array of interdisciplinary studies and papers, Carter explores everything from the impact of European diseases, fur trade interactions, the Red River Settlement and Canadian ‘Indian’ policy. Anyone at all involved with this hotly debated discipline will find Aboriginal People and Colonizers of Western Canada to 1900 an absolutely indispensable resource.