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Aboriginal History

A Reader

Second Edition

Kristin Burnett and Geoff Read

March 2016

ISBN: 9780199015337

528 pages
Paperback
178x229mm

Price: £42.99

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A core or supplementary text for introduction to Aboriginal history or introduction to Aboriginal studies courses offered out of Aboriginal studies and history departments nation-wide.

  • Current. Sixteen new readings by scholars from across the country, covering a variety of engaging topics - such as identity, treaties, residential school, and labour - provide students with the most up-to-date scholarship in the discipline.
  • Inclusive. Chapters exploring First Nations, Inuit, and Métis experiences ensure a well-rounded and balanced representation of Aboriginal people in Canada.
  • Engaging. Primary documents, original chapter introductions, questions for consideration, and additional resource suggestions provide important historical and contextual analysis and encourage deeper understanding.
  • Comprehensive. Readings and primary documents span a broad historical range - from the 1700s to modern day - to present students with a look at how events and issues have changed over time.

About the Author(s)

Kristin Burnett, Associate Professor, Lakehead University, and Geoff Read, Assistant Professor, Huron University College

Table of Contents

    Contributors
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Indigenous Histories, Kristin Burnett with Geoff Read
    1:World Views
    Introduction
    i. Aboriginal History and Native Philosophy (NEW), Dennis H. McPherson and J. Douglas Rabb
    ii. Indigenous Pedagogy: A Way Out of Dependence, Betty Bastien
    Glossary
    Questions for Consideration
    Further Resources
    2:Encountering Europeans
    Introduction
    i. Imagining a Distant New World, Daniel K. Richter
    ii. Into the Arctic Archipelago: Edward Perry in Igloolik and the Shaman's Curse, Dorothy Harley Eber
    iii. Excerpt from an Interview with Rosie Iqallijuq, i. Louis Tapardjuk, Edited by Leah Otak
    Questions for Consideration
    Further Resources
    3:Treaties and Self-Governance
    Introduction
    i. Canada's Treaty-Making Tradition (NEW), J.R. Miller
    ii. Excerpt from The Treaties of Canada with the Indians of Manitoba and the North-West Territories, including the Negotiations on which they were based, and other information relating thereto, Alexander Morris
    iii. Articles of Peace and Agreement: Annapolis Royal 1726 (NEW Primary Document)
    Questions for Consideration
    Further Resources
    4:War, Conflict, and Society
    Introduction
    i. Slavery, the Fox Wars, and Limits of Alliance, Brett Rushforth
    ii. Baptisms, 21 September 1713
    iii. Louis Vincent Sawatanen: A Life Forged by Warfare and Migration (NEW), Jonathan Lainey and Thomas Peace
    iv. i. The Present State and Situation of the Indian Tribes in the Province of Quebec, May [20] 1779 (NEW Primary Document)
    Questions for Consideration
    Further Resources
    5:The Fur Trade
    Introduction
    i. Wretched Fishers and Manly Men: The Meanings of Food in The Plateau Fur Trade (NEW), Elizabeth Vibert
    ii. Report from Colville District, "Answers to Queries on Natural History," 1829, (NEW Primary Document), John Work
    iii. Innu Participation in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Fur Trade, 1888-1950 (NEW), Brian Gettler
    iv. Annual Report for the Department of Indian Affairs for the Year Ended March 31, 1920 (NEW Primary Document)
    Questions for Consideration
    Further Resources
    6:Locating Métis Identity
    Introduction
    i. Respecting Métis Nationhood and Self-Determination in Matters of Métis Identity (NEW), Adam Gaudry
    ii. Métis Registration Guide: Fulfilling Canada's Promise (NEW Primary Document)
    iii. Only Pemmican Eaters? The International Press and Métis Identity, 1869-85, Geoff Read and Todd Webb
    iv. The Insurrection in Manitoba, Brisbane Courier (NEW Primary Document)
    Questions for Consideration
    Further Resources
    7:Federal and Provincial Indian Policy
    Introduction
    i. Dreaming in Liberal White: Canadian Indian Policy, 1913-2013, Hugh Shewell
    ii. Civilizing Influences, Thomas Deasy
    iii. Indigenous Children and Provincial Child Welfare: The Sixties Scoop, Lori Chambers
    iv. A Legacy of Canadian Child Care: Surviving the Sixties Scoop (NEW Primary Document), Christine Smith (McFarlane)
    Questions for Consideration
    Further Resources
    8:Survivance, Identity, and the Indian Act
    Introduction
    i. Identity, Non-Status Indians, and Federally Unrecognized Peoples, Bonita Lawrence
    ii. Indian Act, 1876, Sections 3(3)-3(6)
    iii. Stuck at the Border of the Reserve: Bill C-31 and the Impact on First Nations Women (Revised for 2e), Jaime Cidro
    iv. Excerpt from an Interview with Life History Respondent 12, Jaime Cidro
    Questions for Consideration
    Further Resources
    9:Residential Schools
    Introduction
    i. Always Remembering: Indian Residential Schools in Canada, Celia Haig-Brown
    ii. Program of Studies for Indian School, 1897
    iii. Reflections on the Post-Residential School Settlement Agreement: Expressions of Reconciliation-Looking Back Forward Looking (Revised for 2e), Lorena Sekwan Fontaine
    iv. Excerpt from the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, May 2006
    Questions for Consideration
    Further Resources
    10:Religion, Culture, and the Peoples of the North
    Introduction
    i. The Birth of a Catholic Inuit Community: The Transition to Christianity in Pelly Bay, NU, 1935-50, Cornelius H.W. Renie and Jarich Oosten
    ii. Excerpt from Codex Historicus, 25 December 1940
    iii. Housing in the Northwest Territories: The Postwar Vision (NEW), Robert Robson
    Questions for Consideration
    Further Resources
    11:The Economy and Labour
    Introduction
    i. Vanishing the Indians: Aboriginal Labourers in Twentieth-Century British Columbia, John Lutz
    ii. Excerpts from the Diary of Arthur Wellington Clah, John Lutz
    iii. Colonialism at Work: Labour Placement Programs for Aboriginal Women in Post-war Canada, Joan Sangster
    iv. Indian Girls Achieve Successful Careers-Pave Way for Others
    Questions for Consideration
    Further Resources
    12:Indigenous Women, Strength, and Resilience
    Introduction
    i. Categories and Terrains of Exclusion: Constructing the "Indian Woman" in the Early Settlement Era in Western Canada, Sarah Carter
    ii. "Mostly Just a Social Gathering: Anishinaabe Kwewak" and the Indian Homemakers' Club, 1945-1960 (NEW), Lianne C. Leddy
    iii. Constitution and Regulations for Indian Homemakers' Clubs (NEW Primary Document)
    iv. Making History: Elise Marie Knott - Canada's First Female Indian Elected Chief (Revised for 2ee), Cora Voyageur
    v. Excerpt from the Indian Act, 1951
    Questions for Consideration
    Further Resources
    13:Health, the Environment, and Government Policy
    Introduction
    i. Industrial Fisheries and the Health of Local Communities in the Twentieth-Century Canadian Northwest, Liza Piper
    ii. Letter from Chief Pierre Freezie to S.J. Bailey, 9 October 1950
    iii. Our Medicines: First Nations' Medical Practices and the Nanaimo Indian Hospital 1945-75, Laurie Meijer Drees
    iv. Excerpt from an Interview with Violet Charlie, Laurie Meijer Drees
    v. Government Policy, Food Insecurity, and Indigenous Peoples in Northern Canada (NEW), Kristin Burnett, Travis Hay, and Kelly Skinner
    vi. LAC, RG29, file 2989, Part 1- Directions for Feeding Indian Babies (NEW Primary Document), Mrs. Ruth Curried
    Questions for Consideration
    Further Resources
    14:Treaties, Self-Governance, and Grassroots Activism
    Introduction
    i. A Tale of Two Visionsfor Canada: The Trilateral Agreement versus the Land Claims Policy (NEW), Shiri Pasternak
    ii. Memorandum of Mutual Intent between the Algonquins of Barriere Lake and the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
    iii. Ally or Colonizer?: The Federal State, the Cree Nation, and the James Bay Agreement, Paul Rynard
    iv. Excerpt from Cree Regional Authority et al. v. Attorney General of Quebec, 1991
    v. Recognition by Assimilation: Mi'kmaq Treaty Rights, Fisheries Privatization, and Community Resistance in Nova Scotia (Revised for 2e), Martha Stiegman and Sherry Pictou
    Questions for Consideration
    Further Resources
    Glossary