Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian-White Relations in Canada

University of Toronto Press, 22. lip 2017. - Broj stranica: 500

Highly acclaimed when the first edition appeared in 1989, "Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens" is the first comprehensive account of Indian-white relations throughout Canada's history. J.R. Miller charts the deterioration of the relationship from the initial, mutually beneficial contact in the fur trade to the current impasse in which Indians are resisting displacement and marginalization.

This new edition is the result of substantial revision to incorporate current scholarship and bring the text up to date. It includes new material on the North, and reflects changes brought about by the Oka crisis, the sovereignty issue, and the various court decisions of the 1990s. It also includes new material on residential schools, treaty making, and land claims.

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Early Contacts in the Eastern Woodlands
Commercial Partnership and Mutual Benefit
Military Allies through a Century of Warfare
From Alliance to Irrelevance
Reserves Residential Schools and the Threat
The Commercial Frontier on the Western Plains
Contact Commerce and Christianity on the Pacific
The Policy of the Bible and the Plough
Residents and Transients in the North
The Beginnings of Political Organization
Land Claims and SelfGovernment from the White Paper
Meech Oka Charlottetown Nass and Ottawa
Do We Learn Anything from History?
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Resistance in Red River and the Numbered Treaties
The NorthWest Rebellion
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J.R. Miller is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the author of numerous works on issues related to Indigenous peoples including Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens and Shingwauk’s Vision, both published by University of Toronto Press.

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