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History Pre-confederation (to 1867)

Le sauvage

The native people in Quebec historical writing on the Heroic Period (1534-1663) of New France

by (author) Donald B. Smith

Canadian Museum of History
Initial publish date
Jan 1974
Pre-Confederation (to 1867), Native American
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The treatment of Native peoples in Canadian history texts is currently the subject of some debate. This paper analyses the treatment of authors who have written on the period prior to 1665 – a period of tremendous importance as this period of first contact was when many of the stereotypes regarding Native peoples were developed.

About the author

Donald Burnet Smith is the author of ten previous volumes of poetry. His most recent book is The Killed (Wolsak & Wynn). He has been nominated for the Governor General's Award and has won numerous prizes for his writing, including The Malahat Review's Long Poem Prize. Currently he divides his time between Paris, France, and Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where he teaches at St. Francis Xavier University.

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