Contact and Conflict Indian-European Relation in British Columbia, 1774-1890

ISBN-10: 0774804009
ISBN-13: 9780774804004
Edition: 2nd 1992
Authors: Robin Fisher
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Description: Originally published in 1977, Contact and Conflicthas remained an important book, which has inspired numerous scholars to examine further the relationships between the Indians and the Europeans -- fur traders as well as settlers. For this edition,  More...

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List price: $35.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication date: 1/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 282
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Originally published in 1977, Contact and Conflicthas remained an important book, which has inspired numerous scholars to examine further the relationships between the Indians and the Europeans -- fur traders as well as settlers. For this edition, Robin Fisher has written a new introduction in which he surveys the literature since 1977 and comments on any new insights into these relationships. Fisher contends that the fur trade had originally brought minimal cultural change to the Indians. In 1858 it essentially came to an end, and with the beginning of white settlement, there was a fundamental change in the relationship between Indians and Europeans. What had been a reciprocal system between the two civilizations became a pattern of white dominance. He shows that while the Indians had been able to adjust gradually to the changes introduced by the traders in the contact period, they lost control of their culture under the impact of colonization.

Robin Fisher is a comic activist, a girlfriend, a cat owner, a radio dj, a friend, a writer, an occasional student, and a voracious reader. She lives in Vancouver.

Contact and Conflict
Abbreviations
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
The Maritime Fur Trade
The Land-Based Fur Trade
The Transitional Years, 1849-1858
The Image of the Indian
Gold Miners and Settlers
The Missionaries
Government Administrators
The Consolidation of Settlement: The 1870's and 1880's
Bibliography
Index

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