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The First Nations of British Columbia : an anthropological survey

Author: Robert James Muckle
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, 2007
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2. edView all editions and formats

A concise and accessible overview of First Nations cultures and issues in the province, this book familiarizes readers with the history, diversity, and complexity of First Nations to provide a  Read more...


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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert James Muckle
ISBN: 9780774813495 0774813490
OCLC Number: 896090481
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 154 s.) illustrations
Contents: Maps and Illustrations Preface to the First Edition Preface to the Second Edition Part 1: First Nations Defined What Is a First Nation? Two Kinds of First Nations People Population, Reserves, Settlements, and Lands Bands, Ethnic Groups, Tribal Councils, and Other Affiliations Suggested Reading Part 2: Archaeology and First Peoples First Nations and Archaeological Perceptions of the Past The Nature of Archaeological Research in British Columbia Early Migrations through British Columbia Here to Stay Settling Down Prominent Sites Tracing Ancestry Suggested Reading Part 3: Ethnology and Traditional Lifeways Anthropology and Oral Tradition Traditional Culture Areas of British Columbia Languages Population Settlement Patterns Diet Technology Social Organization Myths, Spirits, and Shamans Health and Healing Art The Potlatch and Other Important Ceremonies Trade, Slavery, and Warfare Suggested Reading Part 4: First Nations in Recent and Contemporary Times Population Loss The Impact of the Fur Trade The Impact of the Gold Rushes The Impact of Non-Native Settlement Missionaries and Residential Schools First Nations and Wage Labour Government Relations with First Nations Assertions of Aboriginal Rights Negotiations in the 1990s and Early-Twenty-First Century Economic and Cultural Initiatives Asserting Identity through Art Outstanding Issues Suggested Reading Appendices 1 The First Nations of British Columbia 2 Major Ethnic Groups 3 Excerpts from the Royal Proclamation, 1763 4 Excerpts from the Laurier Memorial, 1910 5 Highlights from the Nisga'a Final Agreement 6 First Nations Involved in Treaty Negotiations, 2006 Glossary Selected Bibliography
Responsibility: Robert J. Muckle


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