Publisher description for Native peoples : the Canadian experience / edited by R. Bruce Morrison and C. Roderick Wilson.


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Native Peoples: The Canadian Experience examines the history and culture of First Nations peoples with a focus on the Canadian experience. It includes twenty-six chapters by anthropologists and ethnohistorians. Seven culture areas are defined: Arctic, Eastern Subarctic, Western Subarctic, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Plateau, and Northwest Coast. Each of these regions are surveyed in an introductory chapter and in an in-depth chapter on specific Aboriginal groups--for example, the James Bay Cree, the Blackfoot, the Secwepemc. The contributors discuss the history of the people, the impact of European contact, and Native social traditions, lifeways, and material culture, and also tell of their personal fieldwork experiences among the peoples they have studied.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Indians of North America -- Canada -- History.
Indians of North America -- Canada -- Social conditions.
Native peoples -- Canada -- History.
Autochtones -- Canada -- Histoire.