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Big Bear

Author: Rudy Wiebe
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Canada, 2008.
Series: Extraordinary Canadians.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Big Bear (1825'1888) was a Plains Cree chief in Saskatchewan at a time when aboriginals were confronted with the disappearance of the buffalo and waves of European settlers that seemed destined to destroy the Indian way of life. In 1876 he refused to sign Treaty No. 6, until 1882, when his people were starving. Big Bear advocated negotiation over violence, but when the federal government refused to negotiate with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wiebe, Rudy Henry, 1934-
Big Bear.
Toronto : Penguin Canada, 2008
(DLC) 2009529161
(OCoLC)225774823
Named Person: Big Bear, (Cree chief); Gros Ours, (chef Cris); Big Bear, (Cree chief)
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rudy Wiebe
ISBN: 9780143172703 0143172700
OCLC Number: 589525994
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 222 pages) : map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Series Title: Extraordinary Canadians.
Responsibility: by Rudy Wiebe ; with an introduction by John Ralston Saul series editor.

Abstract:

Big Bear (1825'1888) was a Plains Cree chief in Saskatchewan at a time when aboriginals were confronted with the disappearance of the buffalo and waves of European settlers that seemed destined to destroy the Indian way of life. In 1876 he refused to sign Treaty No. 6, until 1882, when his people were starving. Big Bear advocated negotiation over violence, but when the federal government refused to negotiate with aboriginal leaders, some of his followers killed 9 people at Frog Lake in 1885. Big Bear himself was arrested and imprisoned. Rudy Wiebe, author of a Governor General's Award'winning novel about Big Bear, revisits the life of the eloquent statesman, one of Canada's most important aboriginal leaders.

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