Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press (October 1, 1990)
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regardless of repeated requests for the aid of Plains Indians, the Canadian govt supplied little or no aid among 1874 and 1885, and what little they did provide proved lifeless. even though drought, frost, and different common phenomena contributed to the failure of early efforts, reserve farmers have been made up our minds to create an economic system in line with agriculture and to turn into self sustaining of presidency laws and the necessity for suggestions. officers in Ottawa, although, attributed setbacks to not fiscal or weather conditions yet to the Indians' personality and traditions which, they claimed, made the Indians unsuited to agriculture. within the decade following 1885 govt rules made farming almost most unlikely for the Plains Indians. They have been anticipated to subsist on one or acres and have been denied entry to any advancements in know-how: farmers needed to sow seed through hand, harvest with scythes, and thresh with flails. After the flip of the century, the govt. inspired land surrenders on the way to make solid agricultural land on hand to non-Indian settlers. This destroyed any likelihood the Plains Indians had of constructing agriculture a sturdy fiscal base. via an exam of the proper released literature and of archival assets in Ottawa, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, Carter presents the 1st in-depth research of presidency coverage, Indian responses, and the socio-economic of the reserve groups at the prairies within the post-treaty period.