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A fatherly eye : Indian agents, government power, and Aboriginal resistance in Ontario, 1918-1939

Author: Robin Brownlie
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario : Oxford University Press, Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, 2003. 2015.
Series: Canadian social history series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This study sheds new light on a time and a place we know little about. Brownlie focuses on two Indian agencies in southern Ontario - Parry Sound and Manitowaning (on Manitoulin Island) - and the contrasting management styles of two agents, John Daly and Robert Lewis, especially during the Great Depression. In administering the lives of the Anishinabek people, the government paid inadequate attention to the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: John McLean Daly; Robert J Lewis; Robert J Lewis; John McLean Daly; John McLean Daly; Robert J Lewis
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Brownlie
ISBN: 9781442659827 1442659823
OCLC Number: 903421516
Awards: Winner of Ontario Historical Assocoation Joseph Brant Award 2005 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 204 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Homeland: the area and the people --
'A particularly authoritarian organization': the administrative context --
'It did not matter who was chief': band councils --
'Easy to trick people by putting words on paper': treaties and Aboriginal rights --
'Economy must be observed': assistance measure --
'Always and only an Indian': assimilation in practice.
Series Title: Canadian social history series.
Responsibility: Robin Jarvis Brownlie.
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In A Fatherly Eye, historian Robin Brownlie examines how paternalism and assimilation during the interwar period were made manifest in the 'field', far from the bureaucrats in Ottawa, but never free  Read more...


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