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970.3 Canada Nat 2004 Available t 18878
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

PART I. Introduction: On the study of Native peoples / Bruce Morrison, Roderick Wilson -- First
nations prehistory and Canadian history /. Roderick Wilson, Carl Urion –

PART II. THE ARCTIC --The Eskaleuts: a regional overview / Ernest S. Burch Jr., Christopher Fletcher -- Continuity and change in Inuit society / Christopher Fletcher -- The Caribou Inuit / Ernest S. Burch Jr. –

PART III. THE EASTERN SUBARCTIC -- The Northern Algonquians: a regional overview / Jennifer S.H. Brown, Roderick Wilson -- Hunting and the quest for power: the James Bay Cree and Whiteman development / Harvey A. Feit -- The Atikamekw: reflections on their changing world / Sylvie Poirier –

PART IV. THE WESTERN SUBARCTIC -- The Northern Athapaskans: a regional overview / Roderick Wilson -- The Dene Tha of Chateh: continuities and transformations / Jean-Guy A. Goulet -- The Slavey Indians: the relevance of ethnohistory to development / Michael Asch, Robert Wishart -- The Carrier and the politics of history / Elizabeth Furniss –

PART V. THE EASTERN WOODLANDS -- Farmers and hunters of the Eastern Woodlands: a regional overview / Mary Druke Becker -- Iroquois and Iroquoian in Canada / Mary Druke Becker -- The Mi'kmaq: a Maritime Woodland group / Virginia P. Miller –

PART VI. THE PLAINS -- Myths and realities: an overview of the Plains / Roderick Wilson -- The Blackfoot nation / Hugh A. Dempsey -- The Plains Metis / John E. Foster -- 'We must farm to enable us to live': the Plains Cree and and agriculture to 1900 / Sarah Carter –

PART VII. THE PLATEAU -- The Plateau: a regional overview / Douglas Hudson, Marianne Ignace -- The Okanagan / Douglas Hudson -- The Secwepemc: traditional resource use and rights to land / Marianne Ignace, Ron Ignace –

PART VIII. THE NORTHWEST COAST -- The northwest coast: a regional overview ; Understanding Tsimshian Potlatch / Margaret Seguin Anderson -- From Kwakiutl to Kwakwaka'wakw / Peter Macnair –

PART IX. CONCLUSION -- Taking stock: legacies and prospects / Roderick Wilson, R. Bruce Morrison

Native Peoples: The Canadian Experience examines the history and culture of First Nations peoples with a focus on the Canadian experience. It includes twenty-six chapters by anthropologists and ethnohistorians. Seven culture areas are defined: Arctic, Eastern Subarctic, Western Subarctic, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Plateau, and Northwest Coast. Each of these regions are surveyed in an introductory chapter and in an in-depth chapter on specific Aboriginal groups--for example, the James Bay Cree, the Blackfoot, the Secwepemc. The contributors discuss the history of the people, the impact of European contact, and Native social traditions, lifeways, and material culture, and also tell of their personal fieldwork experiences among the peoples they have studied.

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