CLEARING THE PLAINS: DISEASE, POLITICS OF STARVATION, AND THE LOSS OF ABORIGINAL LIFE.

By: Daschuk, James.

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318 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "In arresting, but harrowing prose, James Daschuk examines the role that Old World diseases, climate, and, most disturbingly, Canadian politics - the politics of ethnocide - played in the deaths and subjugation of thousands of aboriginal people in the realization of Sir John A. Macdonald's 'National Dream'. It was a dream that came at great expense: the present disparity in health and economic well-being between First Nations and non-Native populations, and the lingering racism and misunderstanding that permeates the national consciousness to this day." Chapter headings: Indigenous Health, Environment, and Disease before Europeans; The Early Fur Trade: Territorial Dislocation and Disease; Early Competition and the Extension of Trade and Disease, 1740-82; Despair and Death during the Fur Trade Wars, 1783-1821; Expansion of Settlement and Erosion of Health during the HBC Monopoly, 1821-69; Canada, the Northwest, and the Treaty Period, 1869-76; Treaties, Famine, and Epidemic Transition on the Plains, 1877-82; Dominion Administration of Relief, 1883-85; The Nadir of Indigenous Health, 1886-91; Conclusion. Signature & date on title page - possibly author's. Two page leaves with small crease at top corner, minor wrinkling at top of spine, tiny dent at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine, soft crease down middle of spine, tiny dent on rear hinge.

Title: CLEARING THE PLAINS: DISEASE, POLITICS OF STARVATION, AND THE LOSS OF ABORIGINAL LIFE.

Author Name: Daschuk, James.

Categories: Canada - Prairie Provinces, Canada - Native Peoples, Native Peoples, Health & Medicine,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan, University of Regina Press: 2013

ISBN Number: 0889772967

ISBN Number 13: 9780889772960

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 30578

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