Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian-White Relations in Canada

University of Toronto Press, 17. svi 2000. - Broj stranica: 500

Highly acclaimed when the first edition appeared in 1989, "Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens" is the first comprehensive account of Indian-white relations throughout Canada's history. J.R. Miller charts the deterioration of the relationship from the initial, mutually beneficial contact in the fur trade to the current impasse in which Indians are resisting displacement and marginalization.

This new edition is the result of substantial revision to incorporate current scholarship and bring the text up to date. It includes new material on the North, and reflects changes brought about by the Oka crisis, the sovereignty issue, and the various court decisions of the 1990s. It also includes new material on residential schools, treaty making, and land claims.



Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1 Indians and Europeans at theTime of Contact
PART ONECooperation
2 Early Contacts in theEastern Woodlands
3 Commercial Partnership andMutual Benefit
4 Military Allies through aCentury of Warfare
10 The NorthWest Rebellion
11 The Policy of the Bibleand the Plough
12 Residents and Transientsin the North
PART THREEConfrontation
13 The Beginnings ofPolitical Organization
14 Land Claims andSelfGovernment fromthe White Paper to Guerin
15 Meech Oka CharlottetownNass and Ottawa
16 Do We Learn Anythingfrom History?

PART TWOCoercion
5 From Alliance to Irrelevance
6 Reserves Residential Schoolsand the Threat of Assimilation
7 The Commercial Frontier on theWestern Plains
8 Contact Commerce and Christianityon the Pacific
9 Resistance in Red River and theNumbered Treaties
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J.R. Miller is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the author of numerous works on issues related to Indigenous peoples including Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens and Shingwauk’s Vision, both published by University of Toronto Press.

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