A Concise History of Canada's First Nations

A Concise History of Canada's First Nations

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Until the late twentieth century, Canadian history was widely assumed to begin with the arrival of Europeans. Today we know that the land the Europeans thought they had discovered was already home to a host of peoples with their own rich and complex histories. Among the first works to trace those neglected histories was Olive Patricia Dickason's award-winning Canada's First Nations (1992). Through four editions, Olive Dickason has drawn on archaeology, anthropology, biology, sociology, and political science as well as history to present the most complete account possible of the more than 50 individual nations that, after centuries of hardship and alienation, are now recognized as Canada's first founding peoples.

A Concise History of Canada's First Nations is a new version of Dickason's classic text, revised and streamlined to make it more accessible to undergraduate readers. This updated second edition includes more than 70 maps and illustrations, numerous boxes highlighting specific topics, and an extended glossary of important names and terms.

Publisher: Toronto : Oxford University Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780195424157
Characteristics: xii, 387 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm


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