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Aboriginal cultures in Alberta : five-hundred generations /
Susan Berry and Jack Brink.
imprint
Edmonton : Provincial Museum of Alberta, c2004.
description
vii, 81 p. : ill. (some col.)
ISBN
0778528529 :
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imprint
Edmonton : Provincial Museum of Alberta, c2004.
isbn
0778528529 :
catalogue key
5353935
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"Heavily illustrated with sketches, diagrams, paintings and photographs—both historic and modern—this book explores numerous facets of aboriginal life and experience, including food, art, religious beliefs and technology&.Aboriginal Cultures in Alberta also guides readers beyond the stereotypical romance of Native culture ad history by providing some insights on the struggle Native people have faced since the arrival of Europeans. The authors did this by including more recent issues that include education, religion, health and politics, as well." Rob Alexander, Rocky Mountain Outlook, August 15, 2007
"Heavily illustrated with sketches, diagrams, paintings and photographs—both historic and modern—this book explores numerous facets of aboriginal life and experience, including food, art, religious beliefs and technology….Aboriginal Cultures in Alberta also guides readers beyond the stereotypical romance of Native culture ad history by providing some insights on the struggle Native people have faced since the arrival of Europeans. The authors did this by including more recent issues that include education, religion, health and politics, as well." Rob Alexander, Rocky Mountain Outlook, August 15, 2007
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Summaries
Long Description
This heavily illustrated, full colour book uses the framework of historical narrative to elucidate the past 11,000 years of Aboriginal history in present-day Alberta. In so doing, it conveys the challenges that Aboriginal people have confronted and celebrates the enduring legacy that they have created. From medicine wheels, buffalo jumps, and rock art images, the story moves forward through the fur trade era, the disappearance of the bison, and the long years of cultural suppression that followed the signing of treaties. Importantly, the story carries through to the present day, exploring grassroots political and cultural movements of the 1960s, contemporary self-government initiatives, and the ongoing reclamation of Aboriginal voice. Aboriginal Cultures in Alberta, Five Hundred Generations also showcases the diversity of Aboriginal groups in Alberta. The book was developed in consultation with and features the experiences and perspectives of Elders and representatives from First Nations and Metis communities throughout the province. With its recognition that Aboriginal people are a vital part of contemporary society, Aboriginal Cultures in Alberta, Five Hundred Generations makes an important contribution toward fostering an understanding of Aboriginal history and culture in Alberta.
Main Description
This heavily illustrated, full colour historical narrative is a testament to the past 11,000 years of Aboriginal history in Alberta, Canada.
Main Description
This heavily illustrated, full colour historical narrative is a testament to the past 11,000 years of Aboriginal history in Alberta. It conveys the many challenges that Aboriginal people confronted, and celebrates theirenduring legacy. Berry and Brink explore grassroots political and cultural movements of the 1960s, contemporary self-government initiatives, and the ongoing reclamation of the Aboriginal voice.
Long Description
This heavily illustrated, full-color historical narrative is a testament to the past 11,000 years of Aboriginal history in Alberta. It conveys the many challenges that Aboriginal people confronted, and celebrates their enduring legacy. Berry and Brink explore grassroots political and cultural movements of the 1960s, contemporary self-government initiatives, and the ongoing reclamation of the Aboriginal voice.
Main Description
This heavily illustrated, full colour book uses the framework of historical narrative to elucidate the past 11,000 years of Aboriginal history in present-day Alberta. In so doing, it conveys the challenges that Aboriginal people have confronted and celebrates the enduring legacy that they have created. From medicine wheels, buffalo jumps, and rock art images, the story moves forward through the fur trade era, the disappearance of the bison, and the long years of cultural suppression that followed the signing of treaties. Importantly, the story carries through to the present day, exploring grassroots political and cultural movements of the 1960s, contemporary self-government initiatives, and the ongoing reclamation of Aboriginal voice. Aboriginal Cultures in Alberta: Five Hundred Generationsalso showcases the diversity of Aboriginal groups in Alberta. The book was developed in consultation with and features the experiences and perspectives of Elders and representatives from First Nations and Metis communities throughout the province. With its recognition that Aboriginal people are a vital part of contemporary society, Aboriginal Cultures in Alberta: Five Hundred Generationsmakes an important contribution toward fostering an understanding of Aboriginal history and culture in Alberta.
Table of Contents
Introduction
The End of the Ice Age
How Old is the Past?
Ancients Tools From the Past
Hunting the Buffalo
A Year in the Life
The Sacred World
Ancient Ways of Living
The People of the Past
The Fur Trade
Northern Ways of Life
Southern Ways of Life
Spiritual Life
In All Their Finery
Suppression and Resistance
Loss and Survival
Reclaiming Voice: Contemporary Initiatives
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