Colonizing Bodies : Aboriginal Health and Healing in British Columbia, 1900-1950. (eBook, 1999) []
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Colonizing Bodies : Aboriginal Health and Healing in British Columbia, 1900-1950.

Colonizing Bodies : Aboriginal Health and Healing in British Columbia, 1900-1950.

Author: Mary-Ellen Kelm
Publisher: Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press ; Seattle : University of Washington Press Distributor, May 1999.
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Annotation Colonizing Bodies looks at the impact of government policy on the health of Native people, including reserve allocations, the alienation of water supplies to Euro-American settlers, residential schooling, and the persecution of indigenous healers. Colonizing Bodies pushes the boundaries between anthropology and history, by combining archival sources, published reminiscences, and oral history with insights  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary-Ellen Kelm
ISBN: 9780774806787 0774806788
OCLC Number: 760627672
Notes: Awards: Sir John A. McDonald Prize (won), 1999.
Awards: Winner of Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, Canadian Historical Association 1999 (Canada)
Winner of Clio Award (British Columbia), Canadian Historical Association 1999 (Canada)
Winner of Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine 2000 (United States)
Target Audience: College Audience; University of British Columbia Press.
Description: 272 s. : illustrations ; 09. 000 x 06. 000 in.
Contents: ContentsIllustrations, Figures, and TablesAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart 1: Health1 The Impact of Colonization on Aboriginal Health in British Columbia: Overview2 "My People Are Sick. My Young Men Are Angry": The Impact of Colonization on Aboriginal Diet and Nutrition3 "Running Out of Spaces": Sanitation and Environment in Aboriginal Habitations4 A "Scandalous Procession": Residential Schooling and the Reformation of Aboriginal Bodies5 Aboriginal Conceptions of the Body, Disease, and MedicinePart 2: Healing6 Acts of Humanity: Indian Health Services7 Doctors, Hospitals, and Field Matrons: On the Ground with Indian Health Services8 Medical Pluralism in Aboriginal CommunitiesConclusionNotesA Note on SourcesSelect Bibliography


This detailed but highly readable ethnohistory shows how a pluralistic medical system evolved among Canada's most populous Aboriginal population.  Read more...


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Colonizing Bodies is an innovative and engaging book ... an important contribution to the history of First Nations and to health care history ... Kelm critically examines the available evidence, Read more...

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