Indian Treaties and Surrenders Volume 1 is the reprint of the original 1891 text that contains the complete collection of pre-Confederation treaties, land cessions, numbered treaties, and surrenders from 1680 - 1890. The entire collection is contained in three volumes. Volume I contains an index of all the documents, arranged alphabetically by First Nation, township, and the name of the Crown's representative. The documents are arranged chronologically. Each volume includes pullout maps. Volume I contains Treaties Number 1-138.
The Treaties of Canada with the Indians of Manitoba and the North-West Territories is a facsimile reprint of the 1880 edition originally published in Toronto by Belfords, Clarke. This edition includes the text of the Selkirk Treaty, the Robinson Treaty, the Manitoulin Island Treaty, and Treaty One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, and Seven. The Treaties of Canada is essentially the report by the Treaty Commissioner and Lieutenant-Governor Alexander Morris to the Earl of Dufferin about the negotiations surrounding these treaties.
The People: A Historical Guide to the First Nations of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba is an illustrated introduction to the Nations of the Plains. The author provides an overview of the history and culture of 18 First Nations, including the Assiniboine, the Blackfoot Confederacy, the Plains and Woodland Cree, the Saulteaux, Dakota, Iroquois, Kootenay, Crow, Shoshoni, Chipewyan, Beaver, Slavey, and Sekani. Brief histories of contact to the time of the treaties are included. The author has supplemented this guide with archival photographs and a map of the Plains.
Loyal till Death: Indians and the North-West Rebellion is an important history of First Nations participation in the North-West Rebellion in 1885 reissued in 2010. Historians have long maintained that Indians supported Louis Riel and the Metis during this uprising. Blair Stonechild and Bill Waiser set the record straight after thoroughly researching government archives and interviewing First Nations elders. Their findings support the position of the elders who insist their relatives remained faithful to the Crown and upheld the treaties.
Sweet Promises: A Reader in Indian-White Relations in Canada is a collection of 26 previously published articles concerned with the nature of Indian-White relations in the various regions of Canada from the days of New France to the present. Historians contributed most of these previously published essays.
Rose is the eagerly awaited third installment in Tomson Highway’s “rez” cycle—a large-cast musical set on the Wasaychigan Hill Reserve in 1992, reintroducing many of the characters from the first two plays, The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing. The play features, as the title suggests, Roses. One Rose has recently become chief of the reserve, a woman who must fight constantly to keep her position and maintain the integrity of her culture.
The Illustrated History of the Chippewas of Nawash Teacher's Guide accompanies the graphic novel of the same name. The Guide was designed for teachers for use at the grade 7 and 8 levels. The Guide is designed to be learner centered and culturally based, and to assist teachers in using the Illustrated History of the Chippewas of Nawash to enhance their students' knowledge and awareness of this First Nation's culture and history.
Growth of the First Metis Nation and the Role of the Aboriginal Women in the Fur Trade contains 16 lessons at the grade 10 level. First Nations Education Division of the Greater Victoria School Division, British Columbia, developed this resource guide for teachers. The guide explores the development of the Metis people by beginning with the precontact trade system. The next focus is the development of the fur trade and the way marriage customs emerged. Descriptions of Metis cultural identity and lifestyle are presented.
Aboriginal Peoples: Building for the Future tells the story of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada in the 20th century. The book is arranged into 37 chapters each covering a specific topic. Topics as diverse as elders, residential schools, life in the cities, the arts, treaties, forced relocations, as well as land claims and self-government are explored. Each chapter contains a wealth of information in the form of primary source quotations, photographs, works of art, graphs and charts, and text.