Sweet Promises

Sweet Promises

A Reader on Indian-white Relations in Canada

Book - 1991
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In his earlier work, Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens , J.R. Miller explored the history of relations between whites and native peoples in Canada. Sweet Promises is a companion volume. It brings together the work of a number of scholars on a wide range of issues in Indian-white relations, and develops many of the themes identified in the earlier work.

The articles, all previously published, are concerned with developments in the various regions of Canada from the days of New France to the present. They deal with the early military alliances, relations at the time of the fur trade, civil Indian policy, treaties and reserves, the Northwest Rebellion, the impact of religion and agricultural and educational policies, the emergence of native political organization, differing attitudes towards the environment, and the struggle for aboriginal rights and contemporary land claims disputes. In a new introduction Miller provides an overview of the history of Indian- white relations over five centuries, and in the conclusion he draws together the themes discussed in the volume.

Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1991
ISBN: 9780802068187
Branch Call Number: 971.00497 SWE
Alternative Title: The Jesuits and the Fur Trade / Bruce G. Trigger
French sovereignty and native nationhood during the French RĂ©gime / Cornelius J. Jaenen
Amerindians between French and English in Nova Scotia, 1913-1763 / Olive Patricia Dickason
The extermination of the Beothucks of Newfoundland / L. F. S. Upton
The Six Nations Indians in the Revolutionary War / Barbara Graymont
The Indians in the War of 1812 / George F. G. Stanley
Protection, civilization, assimilation : an outline history of Canada's Indian Policy / John L. Tobias
The early Indian Acts : developmental strategy and constitutional change / John S. Milloy
Trade habits and economic motivation among the Indians of North America / E. E. Rich
The impact of White women on Fur Trade Society / Sylvia Van Kirk
Canada's North-West Indian Policy in the 1870s : traditional premises and necessary innovations / John Leonard Taylor
Canada's subjugation of the Plains Cree, 1879-1885 / John L. Tobias
The Northwest Rebellion of 1885 / J. R. Miller
The Indian view of the 1885 Uprising / A. Blair Stonechild
Indian control of the Maritime fur trade and the Northwest Coast / Robin Fisher
Duncan of Metlakatla : the Victorian origins of a model Indian community / Jean Usher (Friesen)
Owen Glendower, Hotspur, and Canadian Indian Policy / J. R. Miller
Two acres and a cow : "peasant" farming for the Indians of the Northwest, 1889-1897 / Sarah Carter
The Native Peoples of the Prairie provinces in the 1920s and 1930s / Stan Cuthand
Hat in hand : the long fight to organize / Harold Cardinal
Aboriginal Rights, Land Claims, and the struggle to survive / J. R. Miller
The future of Native Rights / Donald Purich
The Indian's interpretation of man and nature / Diamond Jenness
Population and Human Resources / World Commission on Environment and Development (The Brundtland Report)
Lessons from Indigenous Peoples / Peter Jull


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