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Standing up with G̲a'ax̲sta'las : Jane Constance Cook and the politics of memory, church, and custom

Author: Leslie A Robertson
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2012.
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"Standing Up with Ga'axsta'las is a compelling conversation with the colonial past initiated by the descendants of Kwakwaka'wakw leader and activist, Jane Constance Cook (1870-1951). Working in collaboration, Robertson and Cook's descendants open this history, challenging dominant narratives that misrepresent her motivations for criticizing customary practices and eventually supporting the potlatch ban. Drawing from  Read more...
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Robertson, Leslie A., 1962-
Standing up with G̲a'ax̲sta'las.
Vancouver : UBC Press, [2012]
(DLC) 2012462792
(OCoLC)804030296
Named Person: Jane Constance Cook; Jane Constance Cook
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie A Robertson
ISBN: 9780774823869 0774823860 0774823844 9780774823845
OCLC Number: 1044451595
Awards: Winner of Aboriginal History Prize, Canadian Historical Association 2013 (Canada)
Winner of Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Prize, American Society for Ethnohistory 2013 (United States)
Winner of CCWH Book Award, Canadian Committee on Women's History 2014 (Canada)
Winner of CLIO Prize for BC, Canadian Historical Association 2013 (Canada)
Joint winner of K.D. Srivastava Prize for Excellence in Scholarly Publishing 2013 (Canada)
Short-listed for Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, BC Book Prizes 2013 (Canada)
Short-listed for The Francois-Xavier Garneau Medal, Canadian Historical Association 2015 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 569 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Introduction: "Having Oneness on Your Face" --
Part I: The Living Text: Traces of Jane Cook --
Part II: Dukwa'esala (Looking Around On the Beach): Ancestors --
Part III: Stranger Than Fiction: Surviving the Missionary --
Part IV: "Children of the Potlatch System," 1888-1912 --
Part V: "We As the Suppressed People," 1913-18 --
Part VI: "We Are the Aboriginee, Which Is Not a Citizen," 1918-27 --
Part VII: "With the Potlatch Custom in My Blood," 1930-39 --
Part VIII: One Voice from Many: Citizenship, 1940-48 --
Part IX: A Tower of Strength: Word Memorials, 1951 --
Part X: Dlaxw'it'sine' (For Your Standing), Feasting.
Responsibility: Leslie A. Robertson with the Kwagu'l Gix̲sa̲m Clan.
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