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Author Daschuk, James W. (James William), 1961- author.

Title Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation, and the loss of Aboriginal life / James Daschuk
Published Regina, Saskatchewan : U of R Press, 2013
©2013
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Description 1 online resource (345 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Canadian Plains studies, 0317-6290 ; 65
Canadian plains studies ; 65. 0317-6290
Contents 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
Summary James Daschuk examines the roles that Old World diseases, climate, and 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."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in English
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Subject Health Status
Indians, North American -- history
Colonialism -- history
Communicable Diseases -- history
Disease Outbreaks -- history
Population Dynamics
Indians of North America -- Diseases -- Canada, Western -- History
Indians of North America -- Health and hygiene -- Canada, Western -- History
Indians of North America -- Canada -- Government relations.
Indians of North America -- Canada, Western -- History
Colonization -- Health aspects.
Ethnic relations.
Ethnische Beziehungen
Ethnozid.
Gesundheit
HISTORY -- Canada -- General.
Hunger.
Indianer
Indianer.
Indianerpolitik
Indianerpolitik.
Indians of North America -- Diseases.
Indians of North America -- Government relations.
Indians of North America -- Health and hygiene.
Indians of North America.
Kolonisation
Krankheit.
Sozialer Wandel
Sozialer Wandel.
Canada, Western -- Colonization -- Health aspects -- History
Canada, Western -- Ethnic relations -- History
Canada
Canada.
Kanada
Kanada.
Western Canada.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013433457
ISBN 0889772975
0889773408
9780889772977
9780889773400