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Aboriginal History

A Reader

by (author) Kristin Burnett & Geoff Read

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2016
Native American Studies
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    Feb 2016
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Combining contemporary articles with historical documents, this engaging reader examines the rich history of Aboriginal peoples within Canada through a thematic lens. The 31 articles - of which more than half are original to this volume - explore a diverse range of topics, including identity, treaties, spirituality, federal policy, residential schools, labour, and women's rights. Primary documents accompany each reading to provide students with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the long and complex history of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples in Canada.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Kristin Burnett is an associate professor in the Department of Indigenous Learning at Lakehead University.

Geoff Read is an associate professor in the Department of History at Huron University College.

Editorial Reviews

"A major strength of Aboriginal History: A Reader is that in each chapter most of the primary documents included are source materials used by the authors of the secondary-source readings. This format helps to reveal the process of historical interpretation to students and provides useful fodder for classroom discussion." --Ryan Eyford, University of Winnipeg

"The editors have chosen interesting articles and demonstrate a high degree of originality and imagination in their selection of subjects and readings." --Gavin Taylor, Concordia University

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