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By Kathryn Magee Labelle. 2013
Situated within the area stretching from Georgian Bay in the north to Lake Simcoe in the east, the Wendat Confederacy… flourished for two hundred years. By the mid-seventeenth century, however, Wendat society was threatened by European disease and Iroquois attacks. This book depicts the creation of a powerful Wendat diaspora in the wake of their dispersal and throughout the latter half of the century. Turning the story of the Wendat conquest on its head, the author demonstrates the resiliency of the Wendat Confederacy and its people. 2013.
By E. C Krupp. 1983
By Shelley Tanaka. 1996
In 1991, two hikers discovered the remains of a Stone Age Man over 5,000 years old in the Alps. Be… transported back to the Iceman's ancient world - find out who he was, how he lived, and how he died on a mountain ridge. Grades 3-6. 1996.
By Willard Bascom. 1976
By Lynn Gehl. 2017
Denied her Indigenous status, Lynn Gehl has been fighting her entire life to reclaim mino-pimadiziwin--the good life. Exploring Anishinaabeg philosophy… and Anishinaabeg conceptions of truth, Gehl shows how she came to locate her spirit and decolonize her identity, thereby becoming, in her words, "fully human." Gehl also provides a harsh critique of Canada and takes on important anti-colonial battles, including the land claims process and sex discrimination in the Indian Act. 2017.
By Charlie Angus. 2015
Exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country's history.… The movement was inspired by Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree woman George Stroumboulopoulos named as one of "five teenage girls in history who kicked ass." All Shannen wanted was a decent education. She found an ally in Charlie Angus, who had no idea she was going to change his life and inspire others to change the country. Based on extensive documentation assembled from Freedom of Information requests, Angus establishes a dark, unbroken line that extends from the policies of John A. Macdonald to the government of today. He provides chilling insight into how Canada - through breaches of treaties, broken promises, and callous neglect - deliberately denied First Nations children their basic human rights. 2015.
By Laura DeVries. 2011
February 2006. First Nations protesters blocked workers from entering a housing development in southern Ontario, their protest highlighting the issue… of land rights and sparking a series of ongoing events known as the “Caledonia Crisis.” This account of the dispute links the actions of police, officials, and locals to non-Aboriginal discourses about law, landscape, and identity. DeVries encourages non-Aboriginal Canadians to reconsider their assumptions. 2011.
Cairns, through the study of the historical record, discusses the desired relation of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples to each other… in Canada. He considers the differences between the assimilationist assumptions of the imperial era and the more recent attempts at nation-to-nation negotiations supported by the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, and contemplates whether either of these approaches can lead to an outcome that will satisfy both sides. 2000.
By Maggie Siggins. 2005
For over 200 years, the Cree community of Pelican Narrows has endured a torturous relationship with encroaching European culture, from… the Hudson Bay factors and missionaries of earlier times to the bureaucrats and police of today. Author Siggins gives us the human face behind the newspaper headlines of Native issues, after years of research on a community she has known most of her life. 2005.
By Olive Patricia Dickason. 1992
Dickason traces the history of Canada's first nations, from the earliest habitation of North America through European settlement and to… the present. She discusses current issues and controversies, including Meech Lake, the Oka crisis, and the debate over self-government. 1992.
By Elaine Dewar. 2001
With Native American activists, white supremacists, DNA experts, and anthropologists all vying for control of ancient remains, Dewar explores the… ambiguous terrain left behind when a long-standing paradigm is swept away by new discoveries. Presents stories that rarely find their way into scientific journals or newspapers - stories of mysterious deaths, of the bones of evil shamans, and the shadows that fall on the lives of scientists who've pulled them from the ground. 2001.
By Dee Alexander Brown. 1970
The author sets out to tell of the conquest of the American West as the victims experienced it, using their… own words whenever possible; of the greedy invaders, murdering and destroying Indians who had set out to live in peace with their white neighbours. 1970.
By Roger Lewin. 1987
By focusing on several landmark fossil discoveries, the author reveals how the interpretation of data is heavily dependent upon an… anthropologist's cultural and personal biases, emotions, pre-conceptions, and professional loyalties. 1987.
By John Gowlett. 1984
By Raquel Rivera. 2007
Describes true dramatized events in the lives of four modern Inuit artists. The stories range from a boy's survival adventure… with his dog on shifting ice and a hunter's close-up encounter with a polar bear, to a shaman's dangerous journey to appease the sea-goddess at the bottom of the stormy ocean. Also includes a brief biography of each artist, a bibliography and glossary. Grades 3-6. 2007.
By Robert McGhee. 1996
McGhee, a curator of archeology with the Canadian Museum of Civilization, traces the lives of the Palaeo-Eskimos, who entered the… northern extremes of the North American continent four thousand years ago. McGhee reconstructs what their life was like, explains how they dealt with sharp climate changes, and speculates on their eventual demise. 1996.
When Europeans first arrived on this continent, Algonquian languages were spoken from the northeastern seaboard through the Great Lakes region,… across much of Canada, and even in scattered communities of the American West. This book contains vital background information and new translations of songs and stories reaching back to the seventeenth century; gathers a host of respected and talented singers, storytellers, historians, anthropologists, linguists, and tribal educators, both Native and non-Native, from the United States and Canada-all working together to orchestrate a single, complex performance of the Algonquian languages. Some descriptions of violence. 2005.
By Anastasia M Shkilnyk. 1985
Documents the destructive effects of Canadian policy and urban industrialism on the Grassy Narrows Ojibway band of Ontario. Their forced… 1963 relocation to a new reserve was a destabilizing experience which was worsened by mercury poisoning from the industrial pollution of their river. 1985.
A guide to understanding the Indian Act and its impact on generations of Indigenous Peoples, as well as an examination… of how Indigenous Peoples can return to self-government, self-determination, and self-reliance. Bestseller. Winner of the 2019 Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award. 2018.
By Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo. 2003
A hunter of shipwrecks documents the discovery or survey of twelve major ships in deep waters. Each ship's story begins… with an account of its final voyage, then describes how the ship was found. Featured are the Confederate submarine Hunley and the Allied troop transport Leopoldville, among others. 2003, c1996.