Canada's First Nations

Canada's First Nations

A History Of Founding Peoples From Earliest Times

Book - 2009
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Canada's First Nations is a comprehensive history of Canada's original inhabitants. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines techniques from history, anthropology, archaeology, biology, sociology, and political science, the story of the more than 50 First Nations of Canada iscarefully woven together. A central argument in the text is that Amerindians and Inuit have responded to persistent colonial pressures through attempts at co-operation, episodes of resistance, and politically sophisticated efforts to preserve their territory and culture. The fourth edition has beenfully updated to include current topics such as the effects of global warming on the Innu, the Ipperwash Inquiry, and the Caledonia land claims dispute. This is a text that transcends the familiar and narrow focus on Native-White relations to identify the history of the First Nations as a separateand proud tradition.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition: 4th ed.
ISBN: 9780195428926
Characteristics: xiv, 591 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: McNab, David 1947-


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Mar 26, 2014

An excellent detailed book about the history of North American natives. It is the type of book that should be on the reading list of anyone studying Canadian or American or first nations history. It helps the non natives to understand the unpleasant history we have engaged in over the last five centuries. Non native governments have effectively stripped the native populaion of their land, resouces, language, social customs, rights and governments. Our predecessors and still today, our current non native governments and societies treat natives as people without entitlements and people who are making unwarranted demands. I once thought that non native Canadians were nice people. We are not. As events unfold with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and a possible inquiry into the missing and murdered native women we may have a chance to remedy inequities.

Sep 08, 2010

A wonderful and lucid read, chock full of digestible information. More books like this could lead to something akin to peace, love and understanding.

carknerdy Oct 27, 2009

*The* resource on the history of Canada's Indigenous people.

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