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To share, not surrender : Indigenous and settler visions of treaty making in the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia

Author: Peter Cook, (Associate professor of history); Neil Vallance; John S Lutz; Graham Brazier, (History scholar); Hamar Foster
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, 2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Too often, history and knowledge of Indigenous-settler conflict over land take the form of confidential reports prepared for court challenges. To Share, Not Surrender offers an entirely new approach, opening scholarship to the public and augmenting it with First Nations community expertise. The collection appraises the historical and present-day relevance of treaty-making in the colonies of Vancouver Island and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Cook, (Associate professor of history); Neil Vallance; John S Lutz; Graham Brazier, (History scholar); Hamar Foster
ISBN: 9780774863827 077486382X 9780774863834 0774863838
OCLC Number: 1334945107
Accession No: (DK-800010)99124071091005763
Description: xiv, 354 s. : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction page 3 --
Photo essay page 19 --
1. Indigenous lands, imperial travels, and James Douglas / Adele Perry page 29 --
2. Colonialism, law, and the social construction of humanity on Vancouver Island, 1849-64 / Laura Spitz page 49 --
3. The imperial law of aboriginal title at the time of the Douglas treaties / Hamar Foster page 92 --
4. The earliest First Nations accounts of the formation of the Vancouver Island (or Douglas) treaties of 1850-54 / Neil Vallance page 123 --
5. SENĆO{u0166}EN and Lekwungen texts of the Vancouver Island treaties / Neil Vallance, STOL{u023B}E{u023D} John Elliott, Sr., and Elmer George page 155 --
6. Huu-ay-aht t'ayii Ḥawi̓ł {u019B}iisǐn's land transaction with William Banfield / Emchayiik, Robert Dennis, Sr., and Kevin Neary page 162 --
7. Land, First Nations, James Douglas, and the background to treaty making on Vancouver Island / Graham Brazier page 187 --
8. The Rutters' impasse and the end of treaty making on Vancouver Island / John Sutton Lutz page 220 --
9. The colony of British Columbia's unsurveyed land system / Sarah Pike page 247 --
10. "The last Potlach" and James Douglas's vision of an alternative settler colonialism / Keith Thor Carlson page 288 --
Reflections / Robert Clifford, Stephen Hume, and Maxine Hayman Matilpi page 329
Responsibility: edited by Peter Cook, Neil Vallance, John Sutton Lutz, Graham Brazier, and Hamar Foster

Abstract:

Too often, history and knowledge of Indigenous-settler conflict over land take the form of confidential reports prepared for court challenges. To Share, Not Surrender offers an entirely new approach, opening scholarship to the public and augmenting it with First Nations community expertise. The collection appraises the historical and present-day relevance of treaty-making in the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. The authors take us back to when James Douglas and his family relocated to Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island in 1849, critically tracing the transition from treaty-making in the colony of Vancouver Island to reserve formation in the colony of British Columbia. Informed by cel'an'en - "our culture, the way of our people" - this multivocal work explicitly addresses the tensions between academic research, Indigenous knowledge, and local experience. The collection includes essays, translations/interpretations of the treaties into the SENĆOŦEN and Lekwungen languages, and contributions by participants of the Songhees, Huu-ay-aht, and WSANEC peoples. The chapters demonstrate that the continuing inability to arrive at equitable land-sharing arrangements stem from a fundamental absence of will with respect to accommodating First Nations world views. To Share, Not Surrender is an attempt to understand why, and thus to advance the urgent task of reconciliation in Canada."

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