A Concise History of Canada's First Nations / Edition 1

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A Concise History of Canada's First Nations, second edition, is a revised, streamlined edition of the award-winning Canada's First Nations: A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times, designed to make First Nations' history more accessible to a broader readership. This edition contains a new final chapter covering Prime Minister Stephen Harper's 2008 apology to residential school survivors, the Caledonia land dispute in Ontario, and the First Nations Governance Act. In addition to more than 70 maps and illustrations, it includes numerous boxes highlighting specific subjects, review questions, an extensive glossary of important names and terms, and a list of useful websites.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195424157
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/9/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Olive Patricia Dickason, is 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 Aboriginal Life Achievement Award, Canadian Native Arts Foundation. Through her distinguished career she has remained proud of her M├ętis heritage.

William Newbigging is an associate Professor and head of the history department at Algoma University. He has taught Aboriginal history for nearly 10 years. Dr Newbigging also makes a point of regularly attending Aboriginal learning conferences and Native studies workshops in order to learn more about the needs of Aboriginal students. He has recently finished his first book, History of French-Ottawa Alliance, to be published with University of Nebraska Press.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 At the beginning 1
Ch. 2 First meetings 21
Ch. 3 On the eastern edge of the mainland 39
Ch. 4 Huron, five nations, and Europeans 59
Ch. 5 Some Amerindian-colonial wars 80
Ch. 6 The world shifts 94
Ch. 7 Westward and northward 107
Ch. 8 Turntable of 1812-14 126
Ch. 9 The 'Indian problem' : isolation, assimilation, and experimentation 136
Ch. 10 Towards confederation for Canada, towards wardship for Amerindians 152
Ch. 11 The first numbered treaties, police, and the Indian Act 171
Ch. 12 Time of troubles as the old way fades 188
Ch. 13 Repression and resistance 207
Ch. 14 Tightening the reins : resistance grows and organizes 224
Ch. 15 Development heads north 242
Ch. 16 Canadian courts and aboriginal rights 259
Ch. 17 The road to self-government 276
App National historic sites of Canada commemorating aboriginal history
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