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The customs and legends of the Thlinget Indians of Alaska

by Oliver Maxson. Salisbury

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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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Published
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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Published
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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Published
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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Indians in the United States and Canada A Comparative History

by Roger L. Nichols

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Published
August 1, 1999
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9780803283770
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Drawing upon a vast array of primary and secondary sources, the author traces the changing relationships between indigenous people and whites, from colonial times to the present, comparing the experiences in Canada and the United States. 384 pages, notes, selected bibliography, index.
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The Great Blackfoot Treaties

by Hugh Dempsey

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Published
2015
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9781772030785
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This book traces the evolution of Blackfoot territorial negotiations - beginning with inter-tribal treaties, then moving on to treaties between the Blackfoot and the United States government, and finally examining the numbered treaties between the Blackfoot and the Canadian government. Focusing in on Treaty Seven, signed in 1877, the author examines the motives and ideologies that drove… 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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Treaty Talks in British Columbia:

by Christopher McKee

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Published
2000
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Second
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9780774808248
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author traces the origins and developments of treaty negotiations in British Columbia up to 2000. Through an examination of Native concerts, such as their role in natural resource development and the issue of compensation for lands and resources lost to industry and urban development. je ama;uyzes cpmf;octomgs points of view on these negotiations and suggests alternatives… 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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Nature power: In the spirit of an Okanagan storyteller

by Harry Robinson

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Published
1992
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9781550540604
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Native Power, a concept central to most Native cultures, is based on the understanding that a form of spiritual energy animates all things in the natural world.Human survival depends on a strong alliance with, and reverence towards, the natural beings that manifest and share this power. 250 pages.
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Haida Their Art and Culture

by Leslie Drew

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Published
February 1983
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9780888391322
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112 pages. A brief illustrated survey of Haida art and culture.
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Indians at Work

by Rolf Knight

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Published
1996
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9780921586500
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Originally published in 1978, this edition is extensively revised and presents a long-neglected vista of native history. It counters the common misconcelption that native lpeople responded to European settlement and industrial development by retreating to a reserve existence. Evidence amassed from logging, transport, construction, longshoring, commercial fishing and canning, and a host of other industries shows that native Indians playhed… Read more
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