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Social Science Native American Studies

First Nations of British Columbia, Second Edition, The

An Anthropological Survey

by (author) Robert J. Muckle

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2006
Category
Native American Studies
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774813495
    Publish Date
    Nov 2006
    List Price
    $22.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774840101
    Publish Date
    Nov 2011
    List Price
    $99.00

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The First Nations of British Columbia, Second Edition, is a concise and accessible overview of First Nations peoples, cultures, and issues in the province. Robert Muckle familiarizes readers with the history, diversity, and complexity of First Nations to provide a context for contemporary concerns and initiatives. This fully revised edition explains the current treaty negotiation process and provides highlights of agreements between First Nations and governments. It also details past and present government policies, identifies the territories of major groups in the province, gives information on populations, reserves, bands, and language groups, and summarizes archaeological, ethnographic, historical, legal, and political issues.

About the author

Robert J. Muckle is Professor of Anthropology at Capilano University in North Vancouver, Canada. He has been teaching archaeology, biological anthropology, and Indigenous Peoples of North America courses for more than 20 years. He is the author of several publications, including Introducing Archaeology (2nd edition, 2014), Reading Archaeology (2007), and Indigenous Peoples of North America: A Concise Anthropological Overview (2012). He writes the monthly column "Archeology in North America" for the on-line Anthropology News and is active on matters pertaining to anthropology on Twitter (@bobmuckle).

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Librarian Reviews

The First Nations of British Columbia: An Anthropological Survey, 2nd Edition

First published in 1998, this fully revised edition is an excellent introduction to BC`s First Nations. It presents a concise and accessible overview of First Nations people, cultures and issues. In addition, information on populations, reserves, bands and language groups are included. It identifies the territories of major groups; discusses the fur trade, gold rushes, settlement, missionaries and residential schools; explains the treaty negotiation process; and summarizes archaeological, ethnographic, historical, legal and political issues.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2007-2008.

The First Nations of British Columbia: An Anthropological Survey, 2nd Edition

First published in 1998, this fully revised edition is an excellent introduction to BC’s Aboriginal peoples. It presents a concise and accessible overview of Aboriginal people, cultures and issues. In addition, information on populations, reserves, bands and language groups is included. It identifies the territories of major groups; discusses the fur trade, gold rushes, settlement, missionaries and residential schools; explains the treaty negotiation process; and summarizes archaeological, ethnographic, historical, legal and political issues.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2007-2008.

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