Fraser Canyon Histories 1808-1939
- 2000, Winner - Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine
This text is lucid and jargon-free, and the photographs interesting and well placed ... Spuzzum will certainly be of interest to anthropologists, local historians, and specialists who have been following the debate on the writing of Native history.
A sympathetic re-creation of the native side of that history. This is a model ethnohistory and a superb commentary on the complexities of being both historian and anthropologist ... This finely crafted book boasts good maps, numerous illustrations ...
This book stands as part of an ongoing awareness of Native cultural persistence, alongside a long history of adaptation to the Euro-Canadian economy and society.
Note on Authorship
Fraser Canyon Histories: Introduction
2 Song for Simon Fraser, Song for Mount Baker: Strangers in the Land
3 Land and Cosmos in a Shifting Economy
4 Nlaka'pamux Thought and the Christian Church
5 Families, Identities, and a War Widow's Pension
6 Chiefs and Land
7 A Pause in the Story
8 Postscript: Approaching the Past
Appendix: Place Names
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