Indigenous Peoples within Canada A Concise History

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-06-17
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Olive Patricia Dickason, Professor Emeritus (Deceased), University of Alberta,William Newbigging, Adjunct Professor, Laurentian University

The late Olive Patricia Dickason was Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta and adjunct professor of history at the University of Ottawa. She was the author of several books, named a Member of the Order of Canada in 1996, and received the Aboriginal Life Achievement Award, Canadian Native Arts Foundation, in 1997.

William Newbigging is an Adjunct Professor at Laurentian University, where he has taught Indigenous history since 1993. He holds a doctorate in history from the University of Toronto. He is also a long-time research associate of Batchewana First Nation, Mississauga First Nation, Walpole Island First Nation, as well as many other First Nations and associations across Canada and the United States.

Table of Contents

List of Indigenous Autonyms/Preferred Terms
1. Origin Stories NEW
2. At the Beginning
3. First Meetings
4. On the Eastern Edge of the Mainland
5. The Wendat Confederacy, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the European Colonizers
6. Some Indigenous-Colonial Wars
7. The Struggle against British Colonialisms
8. Westward and Northward
9. The British Alliance of 1812-14
10. The "Indian Problem": Isolation, Assimilation, and Experimentation
11. Towards Confederation for Canada, Towards Wardship for First Peoples
12. The First Numbered Treaties, Police, and the Indian Act
13. Time of Troubles
14. Repression and Resistance
15. Tightening the Reins: Resistance Grows and Organizes
16. Development Heads North
17. Canadian Courts and Aboriginal Rights
18. The Road to Self-Government
19. Reconciliation and Revitalization

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