I Have Lived Here Since the World Began

I Have Lived Here Since the World Began

An Illustrated History of Canada's Native People

Book - 1996
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Arthur J. Ray describes the various economic arrangements Native men and women entered into with newcomers, the assault on Native culture in the Industrial Age, and the relentless efforts of Native groups to find a place in the new world order.

Publisher: Toronto : Lester Publishing/Key Porter, c1996.
ISBN: 9781895555943
Branch Call Number: 971/.00497/Ray 3588a4 1
Characteristics: xvii, 398 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps.


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Jul 24, 2013

Too much is attempted and not enough background nor references to back up a picture of any of the 600 groups/amerinds/first nations that make up what is now Canada.
One should not include all into the Prairies, for one. The author mixes and matches; so one is bouncing around historically. There is no emphasis on the fabulous work done by the French in maintaining peace.
There is no reference to the depravities suffered when land was taken away. There is no reference to the Metis and their positive influences, nor even reference to this two volume work (vol 1 on-line here)


Lots is missing, the French, Jesuits, Louis Riel, Many chiefs and so on. The reference are not the best, and actually include those who may have ulterior motives to the benefits of first nations.

check out: The Metis of Western Canada; Strange Empire, and maybe, The Blackhawk Wars.
and tonnes of others.

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