Native peoples : the Canadian experience

Type
Book
Authors
R. Bruce Morrison ( Morrison, R. Bruce )
C. Roderick Wilson ( Wilson, C. Roderick )
 
ISBN 10
0771065116 
ISBN 13
9780771065118 
Category
General Library Collection  [ Browse Items ]
Publication Year
1995 
Pages
639 
Subject
Indigenous peoples -- Canada 
Abstract
"From the Tsimshian and Kwakiutl of the British Columbia coast to the Micmac of the Atlantic provinces, from the Dene of the Northwest Territories to the Iroquois of southern Ontario, Native Peoples: The Canadian Experience examines the history and culture of Canadian Aboriginal peoples. This second edition, completely revised with five new chapters, extends to the reader not only the tools for understanding the situation of contemporary Indians, Metis, and Inuit in Canada, but a sense of richness and complexity of Native life.

Native Peoples includes twenty-six chapters by anthropologists and ethnohistorians. Seven culture areas are defined: Arctic, Eastern Subarctic, Western Subarctic, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Plateau, and Northwest Coast. Each of these seven regions is surveyed in an introductory chapter, as well as by in-depth chapters on specific Native groups -- for example, the James Bay Cree, the Blackfoot, the Dunne-za. The contributors discuss the history of the people, the impact of European contact, and Native social traditions, lifeways, and material culture, and also tell of their personal fieldwork experiences among the peoples they have studied. In addition, introductory chapters consider the prehistory and the linguistic and archaeological evidence of the diversity of this country's Aboriginal peoples, and a concluding chapter looks at the current state of "Indian affairs" in Canada."--Back cover. 
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