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Aboriginal history : a reader /
edited by Kristin Burnett and Geoff Read.
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Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, 2012.
description
xxv, 490 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0195432355 (Paper), 9780195432350 (Paper)
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Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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0195432355 (Paper)
9780195432350 (Paper)
contents note
13. Negotiating Health and Well-Being: -- Industrial Fisheries and the Health of Local Communities in the Twentieth-Century Canadian Northwest / Liza Piper -- Letter from Chief Pierre Freezie to S.J. Bailey, 9 October 1950 / Petition to stop commercial fishing on Great Slave Lake -- 'The Indians Would Be Better Off If They Tended to Their Farms Instead of Dabbling in Fisheries' / Gabrielle Parent -- Maps of the Thunder Bay Mining Region of Lake Superior / Geological and National History Survey of Canada, 1887 -- Early Pioneer Fur Trading Settlement / Newspaper Advertisement from Canadian Bank of Commerce, 1954.
3. Population Debates: -- Recent Work and Prospects in American Indian Contact Population / David Henige -- Natural [Herbal] Medicine / Joseph-François Lafitau -- Treaties and Tuberculosis: First Nations People in Late Nineteenth-Century Western Canada, A Political and Economic Transformation / J.W. Daschuk, Paul Hackett, and Scott MacNeil -- Report of Acting Superintendent M.G. Dickieson, July 1879 / Office of the North-West Indian Superintendent, Battleford, N.W.T. -- 4. War, Conflict, and Society: -- Slavery, the Fox Wars, and the Limits of Alliance / Brett Rushforth.
6. Locating Métis Identity: -- 'I Shall Settle, Marry, and Trade Here': British Military Personnel and Their Mixed-Blood Descendants / Alexander V. Campbell -- Métis Nationalism: Then and Now / Yvon Dumont -- Only Pemmican Eaters? The International Press and Métis Identity, 1869-1885 / Geoff Read and Todd Webb -- The Insurrection in Manitoba / Brisbane Courier -- 7. Federal Indian Policy: -- Dreaming in Liberal White: Canadian Indian Policy, 1913-83 / Hugh Shewell.
8. Survivance, Identity, and the Indian Act: -- Identity, Non-Status Indian, and Federally Unrecognized Peoples / Bonita Lawrence -- Indian Act, 1867, Sections 3(3)-3(6) -- Stuck at the Border of the Reserve: Bill C-31 and the Impact on First Nations Women / Jaime Mishibinijima -- Excerpt from an Interview with Life Respondent 12, July 2008 / Interview by Jaime Mishibinijima -- Indian Act, 1985, Section 6.
9. Residential Schools: -- Always Remembering: Indian Residential Schools in Canada / Celia Haig-Brown -- Program of Studies for Indian Schools, 1897 -- Reflections on the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement: From Court Cases to Truth and Reconciliation / Lorena Sekwan Fontaine -- Excerpt from the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, May 2006 -- Telling Truths and Seeking Reconciliation: Exploring the Challenges / Rupert Ross -- 10. Religion, Culture, and the Peoples of the North: -- The Birth of a Catholic Inuit Community: The Transition to Christianity in Pelly Bay, NU, 1935-50 / Cornelius H.W. Remie and Jarich Oosten.
Baptisms, 21 September 1713 -- The Divided Ground: Upper Canada, New York, and the Iroquois Six Nations, 1783-1815 / Alan Taylor -- Speech by Red Jacket, 21 November 1790 / Seneca War Chief, Red Jacket, speaking to representatives of the US government -- 5. The Fur Trade: Fur-Trade History as an Aspect of Native History / Arthur J. Ray -- Minutes from the Excise Committee of the Hudson's Bay Company, 24 March 1673 / A Committee at the Excise office -- Women, Kin, and Catholicism: New Perspectives on the Fur Trade / Susan Sleeper-Smith -- Reminiscences of Early Days on Mackinac Island / Elizabeth Thérèse Baird.
Civilizing Influences / A proposed pamphlet by Thomas Deasy, Indian Agent, 1920 -- Our Medicines: First Nations Medical Practices and the Nanaimo Indian Hospital, 1945-1975 / Laurie Meijer Drees -- Excerpt from an Interview with Violet Charlie 14 May 2008 / Interview by Laurie Meijer Drees.
Excerpt from Codex Historicus, 25 December 1940 / Missionaries at Pelly Bay -- Reflecting on the Future: New Technologies, New Frontiers / Naomi Adelson -- Engaging and Integrating Technologies / Naomi Adelson -- 11. The Economy and Labour: -- Vanishing the Indians: Aboriginal Labourers in Twentieth-Century British Columbia / John Lutz -- Excerpts from the Diary of Arthur Wellington Clah / Introduction by John Lutz -- Colonialism at Work: Labour Placement Programs for Aboriginal Women in Post-War Canada / Joan Sangster.
Indian Girls Achieve Successful Careers -- Pave the Way for Others / Indian News (Newsletter published by the Department of Indian Affairs) -- 12. Aboriginal Women: -- Categories and Terrains of Exclusion: Constructing the 'Indian Woman' in the Early Settlement Era in Western Canada / Sarah Carter.
Introduction: Aboriginal History in a Colonial Context / Kristin Burnett and Geoff Read -- 1. World Views: -- Indigeneity in Canada: Spirituality, the Sacred, and Survival / Dennis H. McPherson and J. Douglas Rabb -- Indigenous Pedagogy: A Way Out of Dependency / Betty Bastien -- 2. Perspectives on Contact Imagining a Distant New World / Daniel K. Richter -- Plan of Hochelaga Picturing Contact, Cartier, 1556 / Ramusio -- Jacques Cartier and His First Interview with Indians at Hochelaga, 1850 / Andrew Morris -- Into the Arctic Archipelago: Edward Parry in Igloolik and the Shaman's Curse / Dorothy Harley Eber -- Excerpt from an Interview with Rosie Iqallijuq / Interviewed and translated by Louis Tapardjuk.
Letter from Mrs Mary McNaughton Concerning the Chattels of Indian Women Married to White Men and Living on the Reserve, dated 15 December 1879 / Mary McNaughton, Cayuga tribe, to Sir John A. Macdonald -- Making History: Elsie Marie Knott, Canada's First Female Indian Act Chief / Cora Voyageur -- Excerpt from the Indian Act, 1951.
On the Nipigon River, Whitchers Camp at Hamilton Pool / W.F. Langworthy -- On the Nipigon River, One Hour's Catch at Big Canoe Portage / W.F. Langworthy -- 'This is a real Indian canoe in the picture, White water rapids from below' / White Charles and W.F. Langworthy -- On the Nipigon River, 'Guzz Brother's Camp at Pizer Portage. Trout bearing camp, July 1884' / W.F. Langworthy -- 14. Political Activism: -- 'Nothing Left for Me or Any Other Indian': The Georgian Bay Anishnabeke Interwar Articulations of Aboriginal Rights / Robin Jarvis Brownlie -- Letter from Elijah Tabobondung to Jon Daly, Indian Agent, 12 August 1923, Copperhead, Perry Sound, ON / Anishinabe fisherman to a lawyer.
Power, Praxis and the Métis of Kelly Lake, Canada / David Bentley and Brenda Murphy -- Rare Health Services Come to Métis at Kelly Lake / Joan Taillon -- 15. Treaties and Self-Governance: -- Ally or Colonizer?: The Federal State, the Cree Nation, and the James Bay Agreement / Paul Rynard -- Excerpt from Cree Regional Authority et al. v. Attorney-General of Quebec, 1991.
Recognition by Assimilation: Mi'kmaq Treaty Rights, Fisheries Privatization, and Community Resistance in Nova Scotia [Micmac, Mikmaq] / Martha Stiegman and Sherry Pictou -- The Guides, 1899 -- The Guides, 2009. Harvesters from Bear River First Nation, Bear River First Nation Decendants / Martha Stiegman and Sherry Pictou.
general note
Col. map on cover lining.
abstract
"Combining contemporary articles with historical documents, this engaging reader examines the rich history of Canada's Aboriginal peoples. The 30 articles - half of which are original to this volume - explore a diverse range of topics, including spirituality, colonialism, self-identity, federal policy, residential schools, labour, and women's rights. With in-depth coverage of events and processes from the earliest times through to the modern day, Aboriginal History: A Reader offers students a new appreciation for the long and complex history of Canada's First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples."--Pub. desc.
catalogue key
8343151
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Kristin Burnett is assistant professor in the Department of History at Lakehead University. Geoff Read is assistant professor in the Department of History at Huron University College.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Designed to meet the needs of a survey-style course, this reader offers particularly good coverage on a range of themes. In fact, the way these themes are handled should work to dispel a number of "myths" about Aboriginal history."--Robert Adlam, Mount Allison University"Chapter presentation is excellent. . . . I especially like the number of Aboriginal authors involved."--Fred Shore, University of Manitoba
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Summaries
Main Description
Combining contemporary articles with historical documents, this engaging reader examines the rich history of Canada's Aboriginal peoples. The 30 articles - half of which are original to this volume - explore a diverse range of topics, including spirituality, colonialism, self-identity, federal policy, residential schools, labour, and women's rights. With in-depth coverage of events and processes from the earliest times through to the modern day, Aboriginal History: A Reader offers students a new appreciation for the long and complex history of Canada's First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples.
Main Description
Aboriginal History: A Reader is a contributed textbook/reader hybrid. The book contains more than 60 articles, images, and primary documents that present key topics in the history of Canada's Aboriginal peoples from a variety of different perspectives. This book examines a broad spectrum of Aboriginal issues in Canada, from the perspectives of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples. The readings and new and previously published articles provide information on such topics as spirituality,systems of learning, socialization, perspectives on first contact with European travellers, and issues of self-identity in colonial and post-colonial Canada. The articles throughout this volume provide a fresh perspective on such topics as the Federal Indian Policy, residential schools, religion, culture, labour, economy, and Aboriginal women's rights. This text is unique in that Aboriginal scholars have written most of the new articles. No other text on the market has as many contributions by Aboriginal scholars or as many diverse Aboriginal perspectives. Pedagogical features such as 'Chapter Objectives', 'Questions for Consideration', and 'Further Resources' help contextualize the content and bring Aboriginal experiences to life, helping students gain a new appreciation for the complex nature of Aboriginal history in Canada.
Long Description
Aboriginal History: A Reader is a contributed textbook/reader hybrid. The book contains more than 60 articles, images, and primary documents that present key topics in the history of Canada's Aboriginal peoples from a variety of different perspectives. This book examines a broad spectrum of Aboriginal issues in Canada, from the perspectives of First Nations, M tis, and Inuit peoples. The readings and new and previously published articles provide information on suchtopics as spirituality, systems of learning, socialization, perspectives on first contact with European travellers, and issues of self-identity in colonial and post-colonial Canada. The articles throughout this volume provide a fresh perspective on such topics as the Federal Indian Policy, residential schools,religion, culture, labour, economy, and Aboriginal women's rights. This text is unique in that Aboriginal scholars have written most of the new articles. No other text on the market has as many contributions by Aboriginal scholars or as many diverse Aboriginal perspectives. Pedagogical features such as 'Chapter Objectives', 'Questions for Consideration', and 'Further Resources' help contextualize the content and bring Aboriginal experiences to life, helping students gain a new appreciation forthe complex nature of Aboriginal history in Canada.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introduction
Aboriginal History in a Colonial Contextp. xv
World Views
Introductionp. 1
Indigeneity in Canada: Spirituality, the Sacred, and Survivalp. 2
Indigenous Pedagogy: A Way Out of Dependence Betty Bastienp. 14
Glossaryp. 24
Questions for Considerationp. 25
Further Resourcesp. 26
Perspectives on Contact
Introductionp. 27
Imagining a Distant New Worldp. 28
Plan of Hochelaga Picturing Contact, Cartier, 1556 Ramusiop. 40
Jacques Cartier and His First Interview with Indians at Hochelaga, 1850p. 41
Into the Arctic Archipelago: Edward Parry in Igloolik and the Shaman's Cursep. 41
Excerpt from an Interview with Rosie Iqallijuq Interview and translationp. 53
Questions for Considerationp. 56
Further Resourcesp. 57
Population Debates
Introductionp. 58
Recent Work and Prospects in American Indian Contact Populationp. 59
Natural [Herbal] Medicinep. 69
Treaties and Tuberculosis: First Nations People in Late-Nineteenth-Century Western Canada, A Political and Economic Transformationp. 71
Report of Acting Superintendent M.G. Dickieson, July 1879p. 80
Questions for Considerationp. 83
Further Resourcesp. 83
War, Conflict, and Society
Introductionp. 85
Slavery, the Fox Wars, and the Limits of Alliancep. 86
Baptisms, 21 September 1713p. 95
The Divided Ground: Upper Canada, New York, and the Iroquois Six Nations, 1783-1815p. 96
Speech by Red Jacket, 21 November 1790p. 105
Questions for Considerationp. 107
Further Resourcesp. 107
The Fur Trade
Introductionp. 109
Fur-Trade History as an Aspect of Native Historyp. 110
Minutes from the Excise Committee of the Hudson's Bay Company, 24 March 1673p. 119
Women, Kin, and Catholicism: New Perspectives on the Fur Tradep. 120
Reminiscences of Early Days on Mackinac Island Elizabeth Thrésè Bairdp. 129
Questions for Considerationp. 130
Further Resourcesp. 131
Locating Métis Identity
Introductionp. 132
'I Shall Settle, Marry, and Trade Here': British Military Personnel and Their Mixed-Blood Descendantsp. 133
Métis Nationalism: Then and Nowp. 141
Only Pemmican Eaters? The International Press and Métis Identity, 1869-85p. 151
The Insurrection in Manitoba Brisbane Courier, 16 May 1885p. 163
Questions for Considerationp. 165
Further Resourcesp. 166
Federal Indian Policy
Introductionp. 168
Dreaming in Liberal White: Canadian Indian Policy, 1913-83p. 170
Civilizing Influences A proposed pamphlet by Thomas Deasy, Indian Agent, 1920p. 179
Our Medicines: First Nations' Medical Practices and the Nanaimo Indian Hospital, 1945-75p. 180
Excerpt from an Interview with Violet Charlie Interview by Laurie Meijer Drees, 14 May 2008p. 189
Questions for Considerationp. 193
Further Resourcesp. 194
Survivance, Identity, and the Indian Act
Introductionp. 195
Identity, Non-Status Indians, and Federally Unrecognized Peoplesp. 196
Indian Act, 1876, Sections 3(3)-3(6)p. 205
Stuck at the Border of the Reserve: Bill C-31 and the Impact on First Nations Womenp. 206
Excerpt from an Interview with Life History Respondent 12 Interview by Jaime Mishibinijima, 28 July 2008p. 216
Indian Act, 1985, Section 6p. 217
Questions for Considerationp. 218
Further Resourcesp. 218
Residential Schools
Introductionp. 220
Always Remembering: Indian Residential Schools in Canadap. 221
Program of Studies for Indian Schools, 1897p. 233
Reflections on the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement: From Court Cases to Truth and Reconciliationp. 239
Excerpt from the Indian Residential Schools Setdement Agreement, May 2006p. 248
Telling Truths and Seeking Reconciliation: Exploring the Challengesp. 248
Questions for Considerationp. 250
Further Resourcesp. 250
Religion, Culture, and the Peoples of the North
Introductionp. 252
The Birth of a Catholic Inuit Community: The Transition to Christianity in Pelly Bay, NU, 1935-50p. 253
Excerpt from Codex Historicus, 25 December 1940p. 263
Reflecting on the Future: New Technologies, New Frontiersp. 264
Engaging and Integrating Technologies Naomi Adelsonp. 273
Questions for Considerationp. 274
Further Resourcesp. 274
The Economy and Labour
Introductionp. 276
Vanishing the Indians: Aboriginal Labourers in Twentieth-Century British Columbiap. 277
Excerpts from the Diary of Arthur Wellington Clah Introductionp. 291
Colonialism at Work: Labour Placement Programs for Aboriginal Women in Post-War Canadap. 293
Indian Girls Achieve Successful Careers-Pave Way for Others Indian News, June 1958p. 302
Questions for Considerationp. 304
Further Resourcesp. 304
Aboriginal Women
Introductionp. 306
Categories and Terrains of Exclusion: Constructing the 'Indian Woman' in the Early Settlement Era in Western Canadap. 307
Letter from Mrs Mary McNaughton Concerning the Chattels of Indian Women Married to White Men and Living on the Reserve, dated 15 December 1879p. 318
Making History: Elsie Marie Knott, Canada's First Female Indian Act Chiefp. 319
Excerpt from the Indian Act, 1951p. 327
Questions for Considerationp. 329
Further Resourcesp. 330
Negotiating Health and Weil-Being
Introductionp. 331
Industrial Fisheries and the Health of Local Communities in the Twentieth-Century Canadian Northwestp. 332
Letter from Chief Pierre Freezie to S.J. Bailey, 9 October 1950p. 341
'The Indians Would Be Better Off if They Tended to Their Farms Instead of Dabbling in Fisheries'p. 342
Maps of the Thunder Bay Mining Region of Lake Superior Geological and National History Survey of Canadap. 351
Early Pioneer Fur Trading Settlement Canadian Bank of Commercep. 352
On the Nipigon River, Whitchers Camp at Hamilton Poolp. 352
On the Nipigon River, One Hour's Catch at Big Canoe Portagep. 353
'This is a real Indian canoe in the picture, White water rapids from below', White Charlesp. 353
On the Nipigon River, 'Guzz Brother's Camp at Pizer Portage. Trout bearing camp, July 1884'p. 354
Questions for Considerationp. 354
Further Resourcesp. 355
Political Activism
Introductionp. 356
'Nothing Left for Me or Any Other Indian': The Georgian Bay Anishinabek and Interwar Articulations of Aboriginal Rightsp. 357
Letter from Elijah Tabobondung to Jon Daly, Indian Agent, 12 August 1923, Copperhead, Perry Sound, ONp. 370
Power, Praxis, and the Métis of Kelly Lake, Canadap. 371
Rare Health Sendees Come to Métis at Kelly Lakep. 382
Questions for Considerationp. 384
Further Resourcesp. 385
Treaties and Self-Governance
Introductionp. 386
Ally or Colonizer?: The Federal State, the Cree Nation, and the James Bay Agreementp. 389
Excerpt from Cree Regional Authority et al. v. Attorney-General of Quebec, 1991p. 400
Recognition by Assimilation: Mi'kmaq Treaty Rights, Fisheries Privatization, and Community Resistance in Nova Scotiap. 403
The Guides, 1899p. 414
The Guides, 2009p. 415
Questions for Considerationp. 415
Further Resourcesp. 416
Further Resourcesp. 418
Glossaryp. 436
Notesp. 442
Creditsp. 489
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