As Long as this Land Shall Last: A History of Treaty 8 and Treaty 11, 1870-1939

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University of Calgary Press, 2004 - History - 558 pages
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A historically accurate study that takes no sides, this book is the first complete document of Treaties 8 and 11 between the Canadian government and the Native people at the turn of the nineteenth century. On the basis of those treaties, contested in the Mackenzie Pipeline debate, white fur-traders, trappers, and corporations gave themselves privileges of ownership with no regard to the Native claim and to the promise made to the Natives that they could live and hunt there "as long as the sun rises, as long as the river flows, as long as this land shall last" . Historian René Fumoleau has delved into church and government sources to afford a clear picture of the negotiations for the treaties beginning in 1870 and their aftermath up to 1939. With an updated introduction by Joan Barnaby, the documents discussed in the book speak for themselves, implying a host of questions with both historical relevance and enduring significance.


 
  

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Contents

Treaty 8 18971900
33
The Years Between the Treaties 19001920
125
Treaty 11
189
The Years after Treaty 11 19221927
299
A Decade of Desperation 19281939
351
CONCLUSION
411
APPENDICES
417
BIBLIOGRAPHY
513
EPILOGUE
523
INDEX
537
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About the author (2004)

René Fumoleau, a retired priest, produced the 1976 film I Was Born Here and directed Dene Nation in 1979. He has written two books of short stories and poems, both published by Novalis, and has written for various newspapers and magazines in both French and English.

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