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Concise History of Canada's First Nations

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ISBN-10: 0195432428

ISBN-13: 9780195432428

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Olive Patricia Dickason, William Newbigging

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A Concise History of Canada's First Nations, second edition, is a revised, streamlined edition of the award-winning Canada's First Nations: A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times, designed to make First Nations' history more accessible to a broader readership. This edition contains a new final chapter covering Prime Minister Stephen Harper's 2008 apology to residential school survivors, the Caledonia land dispute in Ontario, and the First NationsGovernance Act. In addition to more than 70 maps and illustrations, it includes numerous boxes highlighting specific subjects, review questions, an extensive glossary of important names and terms, and a list of useful websites.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 3/10/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.61" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

When I first met Canadian history, as a student in a convent school in the outskirts of Winnipeg, it was generally accepted that Canada was a large new country with little history. In the words of William Lyon Mackenzie King in 1936, when he was Liberal Prime Minister, "if some countries have too much history, we have too much geography." History was perceived as a written discipine, which in the case of Canada meant that it began with the arrival of writing---i.e, Europeans. It wasn't until I discovered that I had Metis ancestry that I began to wonder about Canada before Europeans. As I learned more about that distant and too-often ignored past, my country took on a whole new aspect.…