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Natives and newcomers : Canada's "Heroic Age" reconsidered

Author: Bruce G Trigger
Publisher: Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book
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A critical re-evaluation of the impact of the two cultures - native and European - on each other. A revisionist narrative history of the period providing a detailed survey of the stereotypes of native people that have distorted the development of Canadian history and anthropology, and shows how historical, ethnohistorical, ethnographical, physical anthropological, economic, palaeodemographical, and archaeological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce G Trigger
ISBN: 0773505946 9780773505940 0773505954 9780773505957 9780773561328 0773561323
OCLC Number: 1031817135
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 430 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Indian image in Canadian history [anthropology, Charlevoix tradition, Victorian anthropology, etc.] --
2. Before history [prehistory, archaeology, prehistoric hunter-gatherers, transition to food-producation, consolidation of village life, etc.] --
The Approach of the Europeans, 1497-1600 [Boasian anthropology, ethnographic present, early Europeans contact, Jacques Cartier, disappearance of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians, etc.] --
Traders and colonizers, 1600-1632 [fur trade and warfare, nature of Indian trade, European traders, French administrators, Missionaries, Impact on Native peoples [Aboriginal, First Nations], etc.] --
Plagues and preachers, 1632-1663 [Jesuits, killing years, epidemics, converstions and factionalism, destruction of the Hurons, Iroquois Supremacy, Iroquois missions, etc.] --
Who founded New France? [northern El Dorado, monopolists and free traders, colonizers against traders, Jesuit mission colony, etc.]
Responsibility: Bruce G. Trigger.
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A critical re-evaluation of the impact of the two cultures - native and European - on each other. A revisionist narrative history of the period providing a detailed survey of the stereotypes of native people that have distorted the development of Canadian history and anthropology, and shows how historical, ethnohistorical, ethnographical, physical anthropological, economic, palaeodemographical, and archaeological approaches can and cannot be combined to produce a more accurate understanding of the past.

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