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Published: 18 October 2016

248 Pages | 9 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190600068

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The Land Is Our History

Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State

Miranda Johnson

  • First single-authored history to synthesize and examine indigenous legal claims in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.
  • Focuses on how indigenous agency in the late twentieth century forced settler states to engage in rights negotiations.
  • Demonstrates the distinctiveness of postcolonial politics in Anglo settler states.
  • Shows how indigenous claims in the 1970s were enmeshed with the changing politics of national identity in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, as each threw off ties to Britain and sought out new postcolonial identities.
  • Comparatively examines the unexpected effects of indigenous peoples' claims on broader issues of national identity and state-building.