Since Time Immemorial: "our Story" : the Story of the Kitigan Zibi AnishinÓbeg
Kitigan Zibi Education Council, 2004 - Algonquin Indians - 344 pages
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This is Canadian history from an Indigenous/Algonquin perspective - from pre-European settlement, through the historic 1613 meeting between Tessouat and Champlain and the formation of the Algonquin-French military alliance against the Iroquois-English; the wars over control of the beaver trade, the disease epidemics (smallpox, flu, measles, etc.), the origins of cultural genocide with the Jesuit missionaries; the English conquest of the French and the Royal Proclamation of 1763 (with all its broken treaty promises), the ongoing loss of Indigenous hunting and fishing territories to agricultural and forestry development -- it's all here, well-written and detailed. A must read for anyone interested in repairing the damaged relationship between Canada and its Indigenous peoples.