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ERIC Number: ED093550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 226
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A History of the Original Peoples of Northern Canada.
Crowe, Keith J.
The document was prepared persuant to the Man in the North Conference (Inuvik, November 1970), where northern Indian participants identified a history of the native peoples of Canada as a most important priority. Since existing books on Canadian history are essentially European in nature, this classroom text endeavored to provide a history of the Indian and Inuit peoples from a native standpoint. Following these peoples from prehistoric times to the emergence of the three great hunting groups--the Algonkian, Athapaskan, and Inuit--the history describes their life styles and characteristics, which form an intrinsic part of native culture today. Particular attention is given to: fur trade, its effects, and the emergence of the Metis people; to the various Indian tribes and some of their outstanding leaders; great changes which trading and whaling brought to the Arctic and the Inuits who lived there; Yukon Indians and the Gold Rush; the coming of Christianity; and the effect of government on the peoples and their way of life. Additionally describing how these native peoples have now grasped political power, the publication provides a survey of current Indian, Inuit, and Metis leaders. The appendixes give by location, associations, that serve northern native people and supplementary readings. (KM)
McGill-Queen's University Press, 3458 Redpath Street, Montreal 109, Quebec, Canada ($4.00)
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: Canada