Publisher: UBC Press; Second edition (June 24, 2011)
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the tale of the growth of civilization into the desolate tract maintains to form perceptions of the way Aboriginal humans turned a part of international locations equivalent to Canada. Patricia McCormack subverts this narrative of modernity by means of interpreting state construction from the point of view of a northern group and its citizens. fortress Chipewyan, she argues, was once by no means an remoted Aboriginal neighborhood yet a plural society on the crossroads of worldwide, nationwide, and native forces. through tracing the occasions that led its Aboriginal citizens to signal Treaty No. eight and their fight to keep up autonomy thereafter, this groundbreaking learn exhibits that Aboriginal peoples and others can and became glossy with no relinquishing adored ideals and practices.