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For king and Kanata : Canadian Indians and the First World War

Author: Timothy C Winegard
Publisher: Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first comprehensive history of the Aboriginal First World War experience on the battlefield and the home front. When the call to arms was heard at the outbreak of the First World War, Canada's First Nations pledged their men and money to the Crown to honour their long-standing tradition of forming military alliances with Europeans during times of war, and as a means of resisting cultural assimilation and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy C Winegard
ISBN: 9780887557286 0887557287 9780887554179 0887554172 9780887554186 0887554180
OCLC Number: 753230116
Description: xviii, 224 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Indians and the settler-state experience --
The image of the Indian --
Modern warfare and the noble savage --
The privileges of civilized warfare, 1914 --
In the interest of the Indians, 1915-16 --
All the king's men, 1917-18 --
Indian soldiers --
On the home front --
Peace and prejudice --
Conclusion --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Timothy C. Winegard.
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In his groundbreaking new book, Timothy C. Winegard reveals how national and international forces directly influenced the more than 4,000 status Indians who voluntarily served in the Canadian  Read more...

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