Canada's First Nations

Canada's First Nations

A History of Founding Peoples From Earliest Times

Book - 2002
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Canada's First Nations is a comprehensive history of Canada's original inhabitants, Indians, Inuit, and later, Metis. Using an interdisciplinary approach combining techniques from History, Anthropology, and Archaeology, Dickason tells the story of the more than 50 First Nations in theterritory that is now Canada.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition: 3rd ed. --
ISBN: 9780195416527
019541652X
Characteristics: xvi, 560 p. :,ill., maps.

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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.

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stuvw27
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.

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