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Title:
Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation, and the loss of indigenous life / James Daschuk.
ISBN:
9780889776227
Edition:
New ed.
Publication Information:
Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, 2019.

©2019
Physical Description:
xxxvi, 362 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Abstract:
"This new edition of Clearing the Plains has a forward by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Elizabeth Fenn, and explanations of the book's influence by leading Canadian historians. Called "one of the most important books of the twenty-first century" by the Literary Review of Canada, it was named a "Book of the Year" by The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, the Writers' Trust, and won the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, among many others."-- Provided by publisher.
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This new edition of Clearing the Plains has a foreword by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Elizabeth Fenn, and explanations of the book's influence by leading Canadian historians. Called "one of the most important books of the twenty-first century" by the Literary Review of Canada, it was named a "Book of the Year" by The Globe and Mail , Quill & Quire , the Writers' Trust , and won the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, among many others.


Table of Contents

Niigaan James SinclairElizabeth A. FennMary-Ellen KelmIan MosbySusan NeylanAndrew Woolford
Bozhoo Indinawemaganidog: An Invitation to All Our Relationsp. xi
Forewordp. xv
Introduction to the 2019 Editionp. xix
Introduction to the 2013 Editionp. xxiii
Chapter 1 Indigenous Health, Environment, and Disease before Europeansp. 1
Chapter 2 The Early Fur Trade: Territorial Dislocation and Diseasep. 11
Chapter 3 Early Competition and the Extension of Trade and Disease, 1740-82p. 27
Chapter 4 Despair and Death during the Fur Trade Wars, 1783-1821p. 41
Chapter 5 Expansion of Settlement and Erosion of Health during the HBC Monopoly, 1821-69p. 59
Chapter 6 Canada, the Northwest, and the Treaty Period, 1869-76p. 79
Chapter 7 Treaties, Famine, and Epidemic Transition on the Plains, 1877-82p. 99
Chapter 8 Dominion Administration of Relief, 1883-85p. 127
Chapter 9 The Nadir of Indigenous Health, 1886-91p. 159
Conclusionp. 181
Mapsp. 187
Acknowledgementsp. 195
Critical Responses
Clearing the Path to Truth: Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation and the Loss of Aboriginal Life, by James Daschuk, and the Narrative of Canadian Historyp. 199
Clearing the Plains and Changing the National Conversation: James Daschuk's Clearing the Plains as a Work of Popular and Public Historyp. 209
Clearing the Plains and Teaching the Dark Side of Canadian Historyp. 217
Ethnic Cleansing, Canadian Stylep. 229
Notesp. 237
Bibliographyp. 293
Indexp. 347