The Micmac Indians of Eastern Canada

Rich with historical and cultural value, these works are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

Author: Wilson D. Wallis

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 081666014X

Category: Social Science

Page: 532

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The Micmac Indians of Eastern Canada was first published in 1955. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The culture of an Indian tribe over a period of 300 years is described in this comprehensive ethnographic study by a husband and wife anthropologist team. The earliest accounts of the Micmac Indians were written by seventeenth-century French explorers and missionaries. These give historical perspective to the work done by the Wallises, whose research is based on field trips that bridged a 40-years span. Dr. Wallis first observed the Micmac tribes in 1911–12. He and Mrs. Wallis revisited them in 1950 and 1953, assessing the changes in material cultural and in orientation, drives, and motivations. In addition, they have preserved a rich collection of Micmac folktales and traditions, published as a separate section of the book.

First Peoples In Canada

We Were Not the Savages: A Mi'kmaq Perspective on the Collision between European and Native American Civilizations. ... The Mi'kmaq: Resistance, Accommodation, and Cultural Survival. ... The Micmac Indians of Eastern Canada.

Author: Alan D. McMillan

Publisher: D & M Publishers

ISBN: 1926706846

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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First Peoples in Canada provides an overview of all the Aboriginal groups in Canada. Incorporating the latest research in anthropology, archaeology, ethnography and history, this new edition describes traditional ways of life, traces cultural changes that resulted from contacts with the Europeans, and examines the controversial issues of land claims and self-government that now affect Aboriginal societies. Most importantly, this generously illustrated edition incorporates a Nativist perspective in the analysis of Aboriginal cultures.

Native Peoples of Atlantic Canada

... Indian Notes and Monographs . Steen , Sheila Craig 1951 The psychological consequences of acculturation among the Cape Breton Micmac . ... Wallis , Wilson D. and Ruth Sawtell Wallis 1955 The Micmac Indians of eastern Canada .

Author: H.F. McGee

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773573380

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

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These selections date from early contact of the native peoples of Atlantic Canada with, among others, Norse sailors, and a French priest in 1612. Some excerpts look at the now-extinct Beothuk people of Newfoundland, but most pertain to the Micmac peoples.

First Nations Gaming in Canada

11, 195. 58 Marian W. Smith, Indians of the Urban Northwest (New York: AMS Press, 1948), 284. 59 Wilson D. Wallis and Ruth Sawtell Wallis, The Micmac Indians of Eastern Canada (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1955), 19–20.

Author: Yale D. Belanger

Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press

ISBN: 0887554024

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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While games of chance have been part of the Aboriginal cultural landscape since before European contact, large-scale commercial gaming facilities within First Nations communities are a relatively new phenomenon in Canada. First Nations Gaming in Canada is the first multidisciplinary study of the role of gaming in indigenous communities north of the 49th parallel. Bringing together some of Canada’s leading gambling researchers, the book examines the history of Aboriginal gaming and its role in indigenous political economy, the rise of large-scale casinos and cybergaming, the socio-ecological impact of problem gambling, and the challenges of labour unions and financial management. The authors also call attention to the dearth of socio-economic impact studies of gambling in First Nations communities while providing models to address this growing issue of concern.

Keepers of the Game

Indian-Animal Relationships and the Fur Trade Calvin Martin. Long before the establishment of permanent trading posts , it would seem that the Micmac of the extreme eastern tip of Canada were engaged in vigorous trade with European ...

Author: Calvin Martin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520046375

Category: History

Page: 242

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Examines the North American Indian participation in the fur trade and traditional ecological practices.

Art Et Architecture Au Canada

The Micmac Indians of Eastern Canada . Minneapolis , Minn : University of Minnesota Press , 1955. 515 p , 49 ill , index , En An ethnographic survey of the economic , social , and religious life of the Micmac .

Author: Loren Ruth Lerner

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802058560

Category: Architecture

Page: 1646

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Identifies and summarizes thousands of books, article, exhibition catalogues, government publications, and theses published in many countries and in several languages from the early nineteenth century to 1981.

Aboriginal Peoples and Natural Resources in Canada

the film commentary , of the 22 tons fished by east coast Indians in 1981 , the Restigouche Micmac took 6 tons . The Restigouche River forms part of Quebec's border with New Brunswick and is known as one of Eastern Canada's finest ...

Author: Claudia Notzke

Publisher: Captus Press

ISBN: 9781895712032

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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"The most current and comprehensive book of its kind, Aboriginal Peoples and Natural Resources in Canada explores the opportunities and constraints that aboriginal people encounter in their efforts to use water resources, fisheries, forestry resources, wildlife, land and non-renewable resources, and to gain management power over these resources. This examination begins with a historical perspective, and takes into account cultural, political, legal and geographical factors. From the contemporary research of the author, the reader is informed of the most current developments and provided with a well-reasoned outlook for the future." "This book is an essential resource for aboriginal people engaged in the use and management of natural resources, and for those who seek professional training in the field. Anyone wanting to know more about the social and environmental issues pertaining to more responsible and equitable environmental and ecological management will find a wealth of information in this volume."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Aboriginal Peoples and the Law

The Micmacs of Nova Scotia, like related tribes in New Brunswick and Maine, were not highly developed socially and ... 72: “The Micmac Indians of Eastern Canada” , W.D. and R.S. Wallis, 1955: Reports of Joseph Howe, as Commissioner for ...

Author: Bradford Morse

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773583556

Category: Social Science

Page: 935

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No need of a chief for this band

The Maritime Mi'kmaq and Federal Electoral Legislation, 1899-1951 Martha Elizabeth Walls ... 4 Wilson D. Wallis and Ruth Saltwell Wallis, The Micmac Indians of Eastern Canada (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1955), 171.

Author: Martha Elizabeth Walls

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774859512

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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In 1899 the Canadian government passed legislation to replace the community appointment of Mi'kmaw leaders and Mi'kmaw political practices with the triennial system, a Euro-Canadian system of democratic band council elections. Officials in Ottawa assumed the federally mandated and supervised system would redefine Mi'kmaw politics. They were wrong. Many Mi'kmaw communities rejected or amended the legislation, while others accepted it only sporadically to meet specific community needs and goals. Compelling and timely, this book supports Aboriginal claims to self-governance and complicates understandings of state power by showing that the Mi'kmaw, rather than succumbing to imposed political models, retained political practices that distinguished them from their Euro-Canadian neighbours.

The Island of Seven Cities

Micmac Tribe of Indians in Nova Scotia and P.E. Island. Halifax: James Bowes and Son, 1850. Ray, Arthur J. I Have Lived Here since the World Began: An Illustrated History of Canada's Native People. Toronto: Lester Books, 1996.

Author: Paul Chiasson

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307367037

Category: History

Page: 384

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The gripping, marvel-filled account of how a native son took a casual walk up a mountain on Cape Breton Island and made an archeological discovery of world-shaking proportions. In the summer of 2002, at home for his parents’ fiftieth wedding anniversary, Paul Chiasson decided to climb a mountain he had never explored on the island where eight generations of his Acadian family had lived. Cape Breton is one of the oldest points of exploration and settlement in the Americas, with a history dating back to the first days of European discovery, and it is littered with the remnants of old settlements. But the road that Chiasson found that day was unique. Well-made and consistently wide, and at one time clearly bordered with stone walls, the road had been a major undertaking. In the two years of detective work that followed, Chiasson systematically surveyed the history of Europeans in North America, and came to a stunning conclusion: the ruins he stumbled upon did not belong to the Portuguese, the French or the English – in fact, they pre-dated John Cabot’s “discovery” of the island in 1497. Using aerial and site photographs, maps and drawings, and his own expertise as an architect, Chiasson carries the reader along as he pieces together the clues to one of the world’s great mysteries. While tantalizing mentions can be found in early navigators’ journals and maps, The Island of Seven Cities reveals for the first time the existence of a large Chinese colony that thrived on Canadian shores well before the European Age of Discovery. Chiasson addresses how the colony was abandoned and forgotten, in the New World and in China, except in the storytelling and culture of the Mi’kmaq, whose written language, clothing, technical knowledge, religious beliefs and legends, he argues, expose deep cultural roots in China. The Island of Seven Cities unveils the first tangible proof that the Chinese were in the New World before Columbus. Evidence that Cape Breton is the site of a Chinese settlement: -Stone roads with dimensions and building properties that match Chinese roads -A ruined city and surrounding farmlands designed in the manner of the Chinese -Language and clothing of the indigenous Mi’kmaq match Chinese dress -Mi’kmaq legends tell of a wise man from across the seas who imparted Confucian advice -In 1490, before he left for the Americas, Christopher Columbus mapped an island that looked like Cape Breton based on the travels of others