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A World We Have Lost examines the early history of Saskatchewan through an Aboriginal and environmental lens. Indian and mixed—descent peoples played leading roles in the story-as did the land and climate. Despite the growing British and Canadian presence,…
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An astounding collection of aerial photographs of farms, villages, and communities large and small from Ontario to British Columbia-Thunder Bay to Victoria-in the 1950s and 1960s. This book is perfect for the nostalgia and gift market, history and aviation buffs,…
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Scorn to take the crumbs they drop us;      All is ours by right!      Onward, men, all hell can't stop us;      Crush the parasites!…

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This startling retelling of the North-West Rebellion explodes the myth of a grand Indian-MÚtis alliance and delves into the reasons why Indians have been branded as traitors and rebels in both the public imagination and official records. After the rebellion,…

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University of Saskatchewan historian Bill Waiser has selected and compiled Everett Baker's photographs into the first-ever book-form showcase of this exceptional photographer's work. "Everett Baker's photographic documentation of the province in the…
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Short listed for 3 Saskatchewan Book Awards: Non-Fiction Award Saskatoon Award Book of the Year Award On the morning of 5 December 1933, a young RCMP constable discovered a grisly scene in the Avalon schoolyard in rural Saskatchewan. A young boy lay dead in a…

Tommy Douglas

by Bill Waiser

|November 14, 2006

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Named CBC's Greatest Canadian of all! Tommy recalled in the 1950s, "I came to believe that health services ought not to have a price-tag on them, and that people should be able to get whatever health services they required irrespective of their individual…
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In Saskatchewan: A New History , award-winning author and historian Bill Waiser presents a fresh, entertaining account and interpretation of Saskatchewan's unique and captivating history. Writing with clarity, candor, and compassion, Waiser describes in detail…
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Between 1915 and 1946, the Canadian government put some ten thousand unskilled foreigners, jobless and homeless people, conscientious objectors, perceived enemies of the state, and prisoners of war to work in western Canada's national parks. These men had…
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In 2004, Tommy Douglas easily topped a CBC television poll as "The Greatest Canadian" because of his preeminent role in the introduction of medicare in the 1960s. But Tommy Douglas did not accomplish all that he did on his own. Regrettably, the people who helped…

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The near disappearance of the American bison in the nineteenth century is commonly understood to be the result of over-hunting, capitalist greed, and all but genocidal military policy. This interpretation remains seductive because of its simplicity; there are…
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"... a diverse and fascinating array of perspectives on the history of Canada's national parks, illuminating many less well-understood aspects of the evolving place of people in and near these parks." - Stephen Bocking, Professor and Chair, Environmental and…