A Concise History of Canada's First Nations / Edition 2

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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: 9780195432428
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (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

List of Maps Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1 At the Beginning Chapter 2 First Meetings Chapter 3 On the Eastern Edge of the Mainland Chapter 4 Huron, Five Nations, and Europeans Chapter 5 Some Amerindian-Colonial Wars Chapter 6 The World Shifts Chapter 7 Westward and Northward Chapter 8 Turntable of 1812-14
Chapter 9 The 'Indian Problem': Isolation, Assimilation, and Experimentation Chapter 10 Towards Confederation for Canada, Towards Wardship for Amerindians Chapter 11 The First Numbered Treaties, Police, and the Indian Act Chapter 12 Time of Troubles as the Old Way Fades Chapter 13 Repression and Resistance Chapter 14 Tightening the Reins: Resistance Grows and Organizes Chapter 15 Development Heads North Chapter 16 Canadian Courts and Aboriginal Rights Chapter 17 The Road to Self-Government Chapter 18 We Are Sorry Epilogue Appendix: National Historic Sites of Canada Commemorating Aboriginal History Glossary WebSites Notes Index
List of Maps
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. At the Beginning
2. First Meetings
3. On the Eastern Edge of the Mainland
4. Huron, Five Nations, and Europeans
5. Some Amerindian-Colonial Wars
6. The World Shifts
7. Westward and Northward
8. Turntable of 1812-14
9. The 'Indian Problem': Isolation, Assimilation, and Experimentation
10. Towards Confederation for Canada, Towards Wardship for Amerindians
11. The First Numbered Treaties, Police, and the Indian Act
12. Time of Troubles as the Old Way Fades
13. Repression and Resistance
14. Tightening the Reins: Resistance Grows and Organizes
15. Development Heads North
16. Canadian Courts and Aboriginal Rights
17. The Road to Self-Government
18. We Are Sorry
Epilogue
Appendix: National Historic Sites of Canada Commemorating Aboriginal History
Glossary
WebSites
Notes
Index

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