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Indigenous peoples within Canada : a concise history / Olive Patricia Dickason, William Newbigging.

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Location: Fennell STACKS E78.C2 .D4594 2019
Barcode: 30731101169419
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780199028481
  • ISBN: 0199028486
  • Physical Description: xxix, 434 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Fourth edition.
  • Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Oxford University Press, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Earlier editions published under the title: A concise history of Canada's First Nations.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Origin stories -- At the beginning -- First meetings -- On the eastern edge of the mainland -- The Wendat Confederacy, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the European colonizers -- Some Indigenous-colonial wars -- The struggle against British colonialism -- Westward and northward -- The British alliance of 1812-14 -- The "Indian problem": isolation, assimilation, and experimentation -- Towards confederation for Canada, towards wardship for Indigenous peoples -- The first numbered treaties, and the Indian Act -- Time of troubles -- Repression and resistance -- Tightening the reins: resistance grows and organizes -- Development heads north -- Canadian courts and Aboriginal rights -- The road to self-government -- Reconciliation and revitalization.
Summary, etc.:
"Carefully and conscientiously updated, this new fourth edition is a brief but comprehensive overview of the long and vibrant history of Indigenous Peoples within what is now Canada. This engaging text offers a multifaceted account from time immemorial to present movements towards self-determination."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Indigenous peoples > Canada > History.
Native peoples > Canada > History.
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