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First Peoples in Canada

by Alan McMillan & Eldon Yellowhorn

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list price: $29.95
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category: History
published: Jul 2004
ISBN:9781553650539
publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
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Since Native Peoples and Cultures of Canada was first published in 1988, its two editions have sold some 30,000 copies, and it is widely used as the basic text in colleges and universities across the country.

 

Now retitled, this comprehensive book still provides an overview of all the Aboriginal groups in Canada. Incorporating the latest research in anthropology, archaeology, ethnography and history, this new edition describes traditional ways of life, traces cultural changes that resulted from contacts with the Europeans, and examines the controversial issues of land claims and self-government that now affect Aboriginal societies.

 

Most importantly, this generously illustrated edition incorporates a Nativist perspective in the analysis of Aboriginal cultures.

About the Authors

Alan McMillan

Alan D. McMillan teaches anthropology at Douglas College and archaeology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.
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Eldon Yellowhorn (Piikani Nation) is a professor of First Nations Studies and archeology at Simon Fraser University. He and Kathy Lowinger wrote the critically-acclaimed Turtle Island: The Story of North America’s First People (2017).

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First Peoples in Canada

This is a comprehensive survey of the Aboriginal peoples in Canada and their cultural traditions. It updates the 1988 Native Peoples and Cultures of Canada and incorporates the Aboriginal perspective of Yellowhorn. The introduction outlines Aboriginal origin theories and the concept of culture areas and language families. Eleven chapters describe Aboriginal groupings presenting local archaeological evidence, cultural features, the contemporary situation and current issues such as human rights, land claims and the Indian Act. A Métis section discusses the rebellion in 1885.

McMillan teaches archaeology at Simon Fraser University. Yellowhorn is Piikani. He teaches archaeology and First Nations studies at Simon Fraser University.

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

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