Clearing the Plains

Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life

Author: James William Daschuk

Publisher: University of Regina Press

ISBN: 0889772967

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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In arresting, but harrowing, prose, James Daschuk examines the roles that Old World diseases, climate, and, most disturbingly, Canadian politics--the politics of ethnocide--played in the deaths and subjugation of thousands of aboriginal people in the realization of Sir John A. Macdonald's "National Dream." It was a dream that came at great expense: the present disparity in health and economic well-being between First Nations and non-Native populations, and the lingering racism and misunderstanding that permeates the national consciousness to this day. "Clearing the Plains is a tour de force that dismantles and destroys the view that Canada has a special claim to humanity in its treatment of indigenous peoples. Daschuk shows how infectious disease and state-supported starvation combined to create a creeping, relentless catastrophe that persists to the present day. The prose is gripping, the analysis is incisive, and the narrative is so chilling that it leaves its reader stunned and disturbed. For days after reading it, I was unable to shake a profound sense of sorrow. This is fearless, evidence-driven history at its finest." -Elizabeth A. Fenn, author of Pox Americana "Required reading for all Canadians." -Candace Savage, author of A Geography of Blood "Clearly written, deeply researched, and properly contextualized history...Essential reading for everyone interested in the history of indigenous North America." -J.R. McNeill, author of Mosquito Empires
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Voices of the Plains Cree

Author: Edward Ahenakew,University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center

Publisher: University of Regina Press

ISBN: 9780889770836

Category: History

Page: 130

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The papers in this collection deal with the traditions and past history of the Plains Cree, and the effects, fifty years ago, of a changing way of life. Topics covered are the following: a winter of hardship; Indian laws; revenge against the Blackfoot; Thunderchild takes his first horses from the Blackfoot; it is Pu-chi-to now who tells his story; Thunderchild takes part in a dangerous game; encounter with the Blackfoot in the Eagle hills; a fight with the Scarcee; a story of friendship; truce making and truce breaking; Buffalo pounds; the Buffalo chase; the Grizzly bear; walking wind tell his story of the Grizzly; Thunderchild's adventure with the bears; the foot-race; a faithless woman; the first man; the sun dance; the thirst dance; and, Thunderchild's conclusion.
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The Plains Cree

An Ethnographic, Historical, and Comparative Study

Author: David Goodman Mandelbaum,University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center

Publisher: University of Regina Press

ISBN: 9780889770133

Category: History

Page: 400

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Based on the author's thesis. Part I was previously published in 1940 by the American Museum of Natural History. This revised edition includes two additional comparative sections.
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The Plains

Author: Gerald Murnane

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1921921110

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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This haunting novel is a classic of Australian literature. A nameless young man arrives on the plains and begins to document the strange and rich culture of the plains families. As his story unfolds, the novel becomes, in the words of Murray Bail: a mirage of landscape, memory, love and literature itself.
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The Great Plains

Author: Walter Prescott Webb

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803297029

Category: History

Page: 525

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A study of the changes initiated into the systems and culture of the plain dwellers
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Crossing the Plains

Narratives of the Scenes, Incidents and Adventures Attending the Overland Journey of the Decatur and Rush County Emigrants to the "far-off" Oregon in 1852

Author: Origen Thomson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 122

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Zen of the Plains

Experiencing Wild Western Places

Author: Tyra A. Olstad

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574415522

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Although spare, sweeping landscapes may appear "empty," plains and prairies afford a rich, unique aesthetic experience--one of quiet sunrises and dramatic storms, hidden treasures and abundant wildlife, infinite horizons and omnipresent wind, all worthy of contemplation and celebration. In this series of narratives, photographs, and hand-drawn maps, Tyra Olstad blends scholarly research with first-hand observation to explore topics such as wildness and wilderness, travel and tourism, preservation and conservation, expectations and acceptance, and even dreams and reality in the context of parks, prairies, and wild, open places. In so doing, she invites readers to reconsider the meaning of "emptiness" and ask larger, deeper questions such as: how do people experience the world? How do we shape places and how do places shape us? Above all, what does it mean to experience that exhilarating effect known as Zen of the plains?
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Indians of the Plains

Author: Robert Harry Lowie

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803279070

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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First published in 1954, Robert H. Lowie's Indians of the Plains surveys in a lucid and concise fashion the history and culture of the Indian tribes between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains. The author visited various tribes from 1906 to 1931, observing them carefully, participating in their lifeways, studying their languages, and listening to their legends and tales. After a half century of study, Lowie wrote this book, praised by anthropologists as the synthesis of a lifetime's work. A preface by Raymond J. DeMallie situates the book in the history of American anthropology and describes information and changes in interpretation that have emerged since Indians of the Plains first appeared.
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Images of the Plains

The Role of Human Nature in Settlement

Author: Brian W. Blouet,Merlin P. Lawson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803208391

Category: History

Page: 214

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Sixteen papers by foremost American, Canadian, and English historical geographers examine the sources of Imagery of the American and Canadian Great Plains, the processes of image formation, and the behavioral implications of various kinds of images. The papers deal with exploratory images of the Plains, resource evaluation in the prefrontier West, governmental appraisal of the western frontier, real and imagined climatic hazards, the desert and garden myths, and adaptations to reality.
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