Print On Demand. Please allow for additional shipping time. The Mikmaw Concordat is an important study of Mikmaw history by legal scholar James Sakej Youngblood Henderson. In this volume, the author examines the wampum agreement known as the Mikmaw Concordat of 1610 between the Vatican and the Mi'kmaq Nation. This agreement acknowledged the right of the Mi'kmaq Nation to govern its people and territories according to its laws and customs. It also stated that the Mi'kmaq Nation gave the Catholic Church access to its traditional territories for the purpose building churches. The Mi'kmaq had the right to chose which religion they would follow, and the Mi'kmaq agreed to protect the Catholic priests in their territory. This was an important peace alliance that has not received much attention by historians and scholars. The author begins with a discussion of the problems inherent in writing about Aboriginal people. He examines the idea of postcolonial theory and his effort to decolonize Aboriginal legal theory. Five chapters are devoted to European thought, the role of the church, canon law and Catholic values, and Aboriginal imperium and dominium. The remaining chapters describe Mi'kmaq-French relations, and the terms of the Concordat. The Mi'kmaq accepted the spirituality of the Catholic Church and blended it into a distinct faith that remains strong today as Mi'kmaq Catholicism. This book includes an introduction to Mi'kmaq worldview, beliefs, laws and culture by Marie Battiste. A glossary of Mi'kmaq terms used throughout the text is also included. This book makes an important contribution to the literature that reflects an Indigenous perspective of history by combining Mi'kmaq oral tradition with documentary evidence. Henderson's interdisciplinary approach will appeal to scholars of history, law, political science, religious studies, and oral tradition.