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A Thousand Blunders

The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and Northern British Columbia

UBC Press

A provocative account of one of the greatest entrepreneurial failures in Canadian history, this book documents the downfall of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, which helped develop the north-central corridor of British Columbia – then collapsed dramatically in 1919.

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Taking Control

Power and Contradiction in First Nations Adult Education

UBC Press

A critical ethnography of the Native Education Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Captured Heritage

The Scramble for Northwest Coast Artifacts

UBC Press

Douglas Cole Examines the process of anthropological collecting on the Northwest Coast between 1875 and the Great Depression, in the context of the development of museums and anthropology.

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Roaring Days

Rossland's Mines and the History of British Columbia

UBC Press

This lively history of mining in Rossland, British Columbia brings to life the unique individuals who built a bustling town out of the wilderness.

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Twana Narratives

Native Historical Accounts of a Coast Salish Culture

UBC Press

Anthropologist William Elmendorf presents first-person accounts of the history, society, and religion of the Twana speech community, Coast Salish Indians who lived in nine villages in western Washington.

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Birds of British Columbia, Volume 2

Nonpasserines - Diurnal Birds of Prey through Woodpeckers

UBC Press

This volume completes the nonpasserine species and contains accounts for the diurnal birds of prey through woodpeckers.

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Contact and Conflict

Indian-European Relations in British Columbia, 1774-1890 (2nd edition)

UBC Press

Originally published in 1977, Contact and Conflict has inspired numerous scholars to examine further the relationships between the Indians and the Europeans – fur traders as well as settlers.

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The Struggle for Social Justice in British Columbia

Helena Gutteridge, the Unknown Reformer

UBC Press
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A Complex Culture of the British Columbia Plateau

Traditional Stl'atl'imx Resource Use

Edited by Brian Hayden
UBC Press

This volume considers two British Columbia Native communities – the Lillooet and Shuswap communities of Fountain and Pavilion – and traces their development into complex societies.

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Thomas Crosby and the Tsimshian

Small Shoes for Feet Too Large

UBC Press

Clarence Bolt demonstrates that the Aboriginal peoples of Canada were conscious participants in the acculturation and conversion process -- as long as this met their goals.

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