Native Peoples: The Canadian Experience

Paperback | September 25, 2013

EditorC. Roderick Wilson, Christopher Fletcher

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Taking an anthropological approach, this text examines the history and culture of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis societies across Canada. Each chapter focuses on a specific community and a particular theoretical perspective, offering students an insightful treatment of the anthropologicalstudy of Native groups.

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Taking an anthropological approach, this text examines the history and culture of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis societies across Canada. Each chapter focuses on a specific community and a particular theoretical perspective, offering students an insightful treatment of the anthropologicalstudy of Native groups.

C. Roderick Wilson is recently retired from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta. Christopher Fletcher is associate professor in the Departement de Medecine Sociale et Preventive at Universite Laval.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:552 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.76 inPublished:September 25, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsContributorsPart One: Introduction1. R. Bruce Morrison, C. Roderick Wilson, and Christopher Fletcher: On the Study of Native Peoples2. C. Roderick Wilson and Carl Urion: From the Beginning: Canadian Peoples Old and NewPart Two: The Arctic3. Ernest S. Burch Jr and Christopher Fletcher: The Eskaleuts: A Regional Overview4. Christopher Fletcher: Continuity and Change in Inuit Society5. Ernest S. Burch Jr: The Caribou InuitPart Three: The Eastern Subarctic6. Jennifer S.H. Brown and C. Roderick Wilson: The Eastern Subarctic: A Regional Overview7. Harvey A. Feit: Hunting and the Quest for Power: Relationships between James Bay Crees, the Land, and Development8. Sylvie Poirier: The Atikamekw: Reflections on Their Changing WorldPart Four: The Western Subarctic9. C. Roderick Wilson: The Western Subarctic: A Regional Overview10. Jean-Guy A. Goulet: The Dene Tha' of Chateh: Continuities and Transformations11. Robert Wishart: The Mackenzie Valley Dene: The Continuing Relevance of Asch's Ethnohistory to Development NEW12. Brenda Parlee, Alestine Andre, and Ingrid Kritsch: Offerings of Stewardship: Celebrating Life and Livelihood of Gwich'in Women in the Northwest Territories NEWPart Five: The Eastern Woodlands13. Mary Druke Becker and Thomas S. Abler: Farmers and Hunters of the Eastern Woodlands: A Regional Overview14. Thomas S. Abler: Iroquois and Iroquoians in Canada and North America NEW15. Roger Lewis and Trudy Sable: The Mi'kmaq: T'an Mi'kmaqik telo'ltipni'k Mi'kma'kik - How the People Lived in Mi'kma'kik' NEWPart Six: The Plains16. C. Roderick Wilson: Myths and Realities: An Overview of the Plains17. Hugh A. Dempsey, L. James Dempsey: The Blackfoot Nation18. Heather Devine: The Plains Metis NEW19. Sarah Carter: "We Must Farm to Enable Us to Live": The Plains Cree and Agriculture to 1900Part Seven: The Plateau20. Douglas Hudson and Marianne Ignace: The Plateau: A Regional Overview21. Douglas Hudson: The Okanagan22. Marianne Ignace and Ron Igance: The Secwepemc: Traditional Resource Use and Rights to LandPart Eight: The Northwest Coast23. Margaret Seguin Anderson: The Northwest Coast: A Regional Overview24. Margaret Seguin Anderson: Understanding Tsimshian Potlatch25. Michael Marker: The Coast Salish: Transnational Identities in the Land of the Transformer (NEW)Part Nine: Conclusion26. C. Roderick Wilson, R. Bruce Morrison, and Christopher Fletcher: Taking Stock: Legacies and ProspectsGlossaryIndex