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.
Other titles by Donald B. Smith
Seen but Not Seen
Influential Canadians and the First Nations from the 1840s to Today
Ojibwe Voices from Nineteenth-Century Canada
The Reverend Peter Jones (Kahkewaquonaby) and the Mississauga Indians, Second Edition
Calgary's Grand Story
Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance
The Glorious Impostor
Historical Perspectives on the First Nations