ERIC Number: ED043429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
Indians of British Columbia (An Historical Review).
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Ottawa (Ontario).
An historical review is presented of the 6 major groups of Indians of the coastal region of British Columbia: the Coast Salish, Nootka, Kwakiutl, Bella Coola, Tsimshian, and Haida. Characteristics of each tribe are contrasted in the following 7 sections of the review: (1) Introduction--the life style, sociocultural factors, and unique characteristics; (2) Explorers and Traders (1774-1849)--the influence of the numerous expeditions of noted explorers and traders from Spain, England, Russia, and the United States; (3) The Colonial Period--colonization of the area due to fur trapping and gold mining; (4) The Missionaries--the Christianization and education of the natives of British Columbia; (5) The Post-confederation Period--Indian lands come under control of British Columbia's government; (6) Education--transfer of responsibility for Indian education from the missionaries to the government; and (7) Economic Development--use by Indians of their nature skills and resources to sustain a livelihood. A brief bibliography and a short description of the Indian population are included. (AL)
Descriptors: American Indians, Area Studies, Art Expression, Career Choice, Church Role, Cultural Background, Economic Development, Education, Health Services, History, Housing, Lumber Industry, Meat Packing Industry, Population Distribution, Rural Areas, Socioeconomic Background
Queen's Printer, Daly Building, Corner Mackenzie and Rideau, Ottawa, Canada ($0.35)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: British Columbia