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Contact and Conflict

Indian-European Relations in British Columbia, 1774-1890 (2nd edition)

Originally published in 1977, Contact and Conflict has remained an important book, which has inspired numerous scholars to examine further the relationships between the Indians and the Europeans – fur traders as well as settlers. For this edition, Robin Fisher has written a new introduction in which he surveys the literature since 1977 and comments on any new insights into these relationships.

282 pages

Table of Contents



Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

1 The Maritime Fur Trade

2 The Land-Based Fur Trade

3 The Transitional Years, 1849-1858

4 The Image of the Indian

5 Gold Miners and Settlers

6 The Missionaries

7 Government Administrators

8 The Consolidations of Settlement: The 1870s and 1880s



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