This book is a factum on Nisga’a tribal history in respect of tribal boundaries in the watershed of the Nass River. It is a powerful statement of Nisga’a history on the one hand and a cogent review of political and legal aspects of the Nisga’a tribal claim on the other ... the side effect of such research is the great legacy of excellent scholarship, of which this book is an exemplary example.
The book is filled with appealing maps, labeled with both native and English names, and contains supporting statements from inland nations. It is too bad that arduous attention to detail and such a convincing historical overview have failed repeatedly to convince the provincial legal mind.
2 The Adaawk Record and Tribal Boundaries in the Nass Watershed
3 The Gitksan Documentary Record: Gitanyow
4 The Gitksan Documentary Record: Kuldo, Kisgaga’as, and Kispiox
5 The Nisga’a Documentary Record
6 Witnesses on the Land: The Euro-Canadian Record, 1832-1930
1 Territories of the Gitksan and Carrier Indians (GCTC – 1977)
2 Nisga’a-Tahltan Joint Signing (1977)
3 Nisga’a Claim (Citizens Plus – 1979)
4 Letter to Nisga’a Tribal Council (5 November 1986)
5 Reaffirmation of Tahltan-Nisga’a Tribal Boundary (LS&B – 1995)
6 Traditional Nisga’a Territory – Land Question Boundary Map (LS&B – 1995)
7 Gitanyow Territory (from Histories, Territories and Laws of the Kitwancool – 1959)
8 Statement of Vernon Marion, Tahltan President (7 April 1987)
9 Agenda, with Correspondence and Maps from Nisga’a Tribal Council Provided at Joint Nisga’a-Gitksan Meeting (8 August 1986)
Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Place Names
Glossary of Chiefs’ Names
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