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The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy

by Brian W. Dippie

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1991-10
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9780700605071
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The unifying theme is the notion that the Native American is doomed by racial constitution, by historical necessity, by the realities of Indian-white relations, to disappear. The author seeing the importance of this idea from the late 18th century on, and makes a case that it was crucial in every intellectual and policy development in the succeeding… Read more
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Condition: clean copy, first signature loose. Content: This is the edited version of a book by Father Augustin Brabant, a Belgian Catholic priest, the first to reside on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It is the record of his years of work, from his home base at Hesquiat, attempting to Christianize the indigenous people. It is also a rare… Read more
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Reading Beyond Words Contexts for Native History, Second Edition

by Jennifer S. H; Vibert & Elizabeth Brown, editors.

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September 25, 2003
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9781551115436
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Condition: clean copy. Content: 17 scholarly articles concerning the relationship between Native American, Canadian First Nations, and Europeans; second revised edition. 504 pages, index.
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Thomas Crosby and the Tsimshian: Small Shoes for Feet Too Large

by Clarence R. Bolt

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Published
1992
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9780774804301
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author demonstrates that the Tsimshian of Port Simpson BC were conscious participants in the acculturation and conversion process - as long as this met their goals - and not merely passive recipients. In order to understand the complexities of Native-European contacts, he argues, one must look at the reasons for Native as well as European,… Read more
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Contact and Conflict

by Robin Fisher

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September 1992
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9780774801089
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Condition: clean copy. Content: In 1858 the fur trade essentially cane to an end in British Columbia. With its passing and with the beginning of while settlement there was a fundamental change in the relationship between Indians and Europeans on the frontier. The author traces the role of the Indians in the history of British Columbia from 1774 to 1890 and… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author examines how paternalism and assimilation during the interwar period were made manifest in the 'field,' far from the bureaucrats in Ottawa but never free of their oppressive supervision. She also reveals how the Aboriginal 'subjects' of official policy dealt with the control and coercion that lay at the heart of the Indian Act. 204 pages, notes,… Read more
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Sketches of Indian Life in the Pacific Northwest

by Alexander Diomedi. Edwward J Kowrach editor

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Published
1978
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9780877701996
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Condition: clean copy. Content: reprint of the 1894 edition original title 'Sketches of modern Indian life,' written in 1879 when the author, Father Diomedi was stationed at St. Regis Mission among the Colville Indians. 95 pages, footnotes, bibliography, index.
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Stolen from Our Embrace

by S Fournier/Crey

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Published
1997
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9781550541175
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The authors draw examples from across Canada to provide a remarkable window on the present-day restoration of aboriginal lives and communities. This documents a growing number of First Nations communities across Canada that have begun a return to traditional healing method and initiatives in education and social services. 250 pages, sources, index.
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The customs and legends of the Thlinget Indians of Alaska

by Oliver Maxson. Salisbury

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Published
1962
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9780517135501
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Condition: clean copy, dust jacket protected by plastic cover. Content: The author and his wife, Alms, were school principal, school teacher, store supervisor, bookkeeper and father and mother in general ito the community. This was in the mid-1920'sand presented a unique opportunity to observe, by living with, a culture in transition. He listened to and retells the old legends that had… Read more
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Women and Indians on the Frontier, 1825-1915

by Glenda Riley

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1984
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9780826307804
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author substantially revises the conventional melodramatic picture of pioneer women cowering when confronted with indigenous people.Frontier life required women to be self-reliant, independent, and hardy, as they learned to adapt, fortierswomen also learned to reexamine stereotypes in the light of experience. In particular, they came to see how much they had in common with indigenous women… Read more
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The Chinook Indians:

by Robert H. Rudy & John A. Brown

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1976
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Condition: clean copy, bust jacket protected by plastic cover. Content:: This is the history of the role of the Chinook in various forms of trade with other indigenous peoples and a variety of white interests along the lower Columbia River.350 pages, notes, bibliography, index.
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A Haida Potlatch

by Ulli Steltzer

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1984
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9780888944382
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The Haida artist Robert Davidson hosted a potlatch, or ritualized feast, and invited the elders of his village to use this occasion to bestow Haida names on the younger generation. Over 400 people attended the two nights of feasting, dancing, speech-making, and name giving that. Davidson ask Ulli Steltzer, a long-time friend, to photograph the event. Later… Read more
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The Way of the Pipe:

by James B Waldram

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1997
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9781551111599
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This book explores how indigenous canadians' spirituality is finding its way into prisons and the role it is playing with indigenous inmates seeking to regain and to promote their heritages and identities.. 234 pages, references, index.
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Condition: clean copy. Content:Thout speaking several languages and organized into many distinct tribes, the indigenous peoples of the American Southeast share a complex, ancient culture and a tumultuous history.This volume examines and synthesizes their history through each of its integral phases: the elaborate societies that emerged and flourished in the pre-Columbian period, ; the triple curse of disease, economic dependency, and… Read more
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Maskepetoon: Leader, Warrior, Peacemaker

by Hugh A Dempsey

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2010
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9781926613680
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The history of the Canadian West has been greatly influenced and enriched by the achievements of outstanding indigenous leaders. Among them was Maskepetoon - Broken Arm - chief of the Rocky Mountain Cree during the turbulent mid-1800's. Injured and abandoned in a buffalo wallow as a boby, Maskepetoon overcame adversity to become a strong and respected chief… Read more
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I Have Lived Here Since the World Began:

by A. J.. Ray

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2005-01
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9781552636336
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Condition: clean copy Content: The indigenous people of Canada have been here since the Ice Age and were already accomplished traders, artisans, farmers, and marine hunters when Europeans first reached their shores. Contact between these peoples and European explorers and settlers initially presented an unprecedented period of growth and opportunity. But soon, the two vastly different world clashed. From first contact… Read more
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Raven Steals the Light

by Bill Reid; Robert Bringhurst

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Published
November 21, 1996
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9781550544817
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Ten masterful, complex drawings by Bill Reid are accompanied by then episodes from Haida mythology told by Bill Reid and Robert Bringhurst. The result brings Haida art and mythology alive. The collection includes, say Reid, "a good selection of bestiality, adultery, violence, thievery, and assault, for those who like that sort of thing." 11o pages, 10 drawings.
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Islands' Spirit Rising:

by Louise Takeda

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Published
2014
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9780774827652
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Condition: clean copy Content: Set in Haida Gwaii, this book examines the long-term conflict over the islands' ancient forests and events that unfolded in the context of collaborative land-use planning. In response to threats posed by a century of logging, a local indigenous-environmental-community movement built enough momentum to challenge the multinational forest industry and the political structures enabling it. It traces… Read more
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Condition: Clean copy, nick on bottom back cover. In the mid-1970's, the Haida rallied with environmentalists to end the rapacious logging of their old-growth - and to reassert their titl and rights to their homeland. The battle became epic, stretching from the backwoods of British Columbia to the front benches of Canada's parliament. Perhaps the fiercest champion of the Haida visionary… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author chronicles the dramatic saga of the Canadian prairie by looking at the lives and times of four great Cree and Blackfoot leaders. Piapot, Big Bear, Crowfoot, and Poundmaker guided their nations through a catastrophic era. From the moment the first white settlers arrived until the last of the once plentiful buffalo disappeared, these four visionary… Read more
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