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Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation, and the loss of Aboriginal life

Author: James W Daschuk
Publisher: Regina : University of Regina Press, ©2013.
Series: Canadian plains studies (Online), 65.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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James Daschuk examines the roles that Old World diseases, climate, and Canadian politics--the politics of ethnocide--played in the deaths and subjugation of thousands of aboriginal people in the realization of Sir John A. Macdonald's "National Dream."
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:Daschuk, James W. (James William), 1961-
Clearing the Plains.
Regina : University of Regina Press, ©2013.
(CaOONL)20139018204
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James W Daschuk
ISBN: 9780889772977 0889772975 9780889772465 0889772460
OCLC Number: 840250990
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Indigenous Health, Environment, and Disease before Europeans --
The Early Fur Trade: Territorial Dislocation and Disease --
Early Competition and the Extension of Trade and Disease, 1740- 82 --
Despair and Death during the Fur Trade Wars, 1783-1821 --
Canada, the Northwest, and the Treaty Period, 1869-76 --
Expansion of Settlement and Erosion of Health during the HBC Monopoly, 1821-69 --
Treaties, Famine, and Epidemic Transition on the Plains, 1877-82 --
Dominion Administration of Relief, 1883- 85 --
The Nadir of Indigenous Health, 1886-91 --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Canadian plains studies (Online), 65.
Responsibility: James Daschuk.
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James Daschuk examines the roles that Old World diseases, climate, and Canadian politics--the politics of ethnocide--played in the deaths and subjugation of thousands of aboriginal people in the realization of Sir John A. Macdonald's "National Dream."

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