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New Histories for Old

Changing Perspectives on Canada’s Native Pasts

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

New Histories for Old

Changing Perspectives on Canada’s Native Pasts

Scholarly depictions of the history of Aboriginal people in Canada have changed dramatically since the 1970s when Arthur J. (“Skip”) Ray entered the field. New Histories for Old examines this transformation while extending the scholarship on Canada’s Aboriginal history in new directions. This collection combines essays by prominent senior historians, geographers, and anthropologists with contributions by new voices in these fields. The chapters reflect themes including Native struggles for land and resources under colonialism, the fur trade, “Indian” policy and treaties, mobility and migration, disease and well-being, and Native-newcomer relations.


304 pages


Table of Contents

Maps

Introduction / Ted Binnema and Susan Neylan

1 Arthur J. Ray and the Writing of Aboriginal History / Ted Binnema and Susan Neylan

2 Rupert’s Land, Nituskeenan, Our Land: Cree and English Naming and Claiming around the Dirty Sea / Jennifer S.H. Brown

3 Echo of the Crane: Tracing Anishnawbek and Metis Title to Bawating (Sault Ste. Marie) / Victor P. Lytwyn

4 Compact, Contract, Covenant: The Evolution of Indian Treaty Making / J.R. Miller

5 Smallpox along the Frontier of the Plains Borderlands at the Turn of the Twentieth Century / Jody Decker

6 Mapping the New El Dorado: The Fraser River Gold Rush and the Appropriation of Native Space / Daniel Marshall

7 Innovation, Tradition, Colonialism, and Aboriginal Fishing Conflicts in the Lower Fraser Canyon / Keith Thor Carlson

8 Meanings of Mobility on the Northwest Coast / Paige Raibmon

9 "Choose Your Flag": Perspectives on the Tsimshian Migration from Metlakatla, British Columbia, to New Metlakatla, Alaska, 1887 / Susan Neylan

10 Gitxsan Law and Settler Disorder: The Skeena “Uprising” of 1888 / R.M. Galois

11 Arthur J. Ray and the Empirical Opportunity / Cole Harris

Contributors

Index

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