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Hunger, horses, and government men : criminal law on the aboriginal plains, 1870-1905

Author: Shelley A M Gavigan; Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.
Publisher: Vancouver : Published by UBC Press : for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2012.
Series: Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C. : Online)
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"Scholars often accept without question that Canada's Indian Act (1876) criminalized First Nations. In this illuminating book, Shelley Gavigan argues that the notion of criminalization captures neither the complexities of Aboriginal participation in the courts nor the significance of the Indian Act as a form of law. Gavigan uses records of ordinary cases from the lower courts and insights from critical criminology  Read more...
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Gavigan, Shelley A.M.
Hunger, horses, and government men.
Vancouver : Published by UBC Press : for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2012
(DLC) 2012474184
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shelley A M Gavigan; Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.
ISBN: 0774822546 9780774822541
OCLC Number: 1037928002
Language Note: Text in Englsih.
Awards: Winner of Clio Prize for the Prairies, Canadian Historical Association 2013 (Canada)
Short-listed for CLSA Book Prize, Canadian Law and Society Association 2013 (Canada)
Short-listed for The Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, Canadian Historical Association 2013 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 274 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction: One Warrior's Legal History --
Legally Framing the Plains and the First Nations --
"Of Course No One Saw Them": Aboriginal Accused in the Criminal Court --
"Prisoner Never Gave Me Anything for What He Done": Aboriginal Voices in the Criminal Court --
"Make a Better Indian of Him": Indian Policy and the Criminal Court --
Six Women, Six Stories --
Conclusion --
Afterword: A Methodological Note on Sources and Data.
Series Title: Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C. : Online)
Responsibility: Shelley A.M. Gavigan.
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