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BC Studies #138/139 (Summer/Autumn 2003)
This double issue honours one of North America's leading historical geographers, Cole Harris, and his award-winning book Making Native Space: Colonialism, Resistance, and Reserves in British Columbia. It explores the ways that colonial discourse and the Western World have impacted First Nations and their processes of making space in BC.
GUEST EDITORIAL: The Question of Making Native Space (pg: 5-11) by Daniel Clayton
Defining the Middle Period (3500 bp to 1500 bp) in Tsimshian History through a Comparison of Archaeological and Oral Records (pg: 13-50) by Andrew R.C. Martindale, Susan Marsden
(aboriginal people) (Tsimshian) (oral tradition) (archaeology)
United States v. Tom and A New Perspective on the Short History of Treaty Making in Nineteenth-Century British Columbia (pg: 51-86) by Hamar Foster, Allan Grove
(aboriginal people) (treaties) (Pacific Northwest) (Colony of Vancouver Island)
FORUM: Revisiting the Native Land Question (pg: 137-63) by Cole Harris, Jo-Anne Fiske, Gordon Gibson
"Reconciling Issues of Time-Past and Time-Present in New Works of BC Ethnography" by Wendy C. Wickwire (pgs: 165-72)
- Indian Myths & Legends From the North Pacific Coast of America by Randy Bouchard, Dorothy Kennedy
- Q'sapi: A History of Okanagan People as Told by Okanagan Families by Shirley Louis
- Gateways: Exploring the Legacy of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition 1897-1902 by Igor Krupnik, William W. Fitzhugh
"A Commentary on Kris Olds's Critique of the Urban Mega-Project Phenomenon" by Tom Hutton (pgs: 173-80)
- Globalization and Urban Change: Capital, Culture, and Pacific Rim Mega-Projects by Kris Olds
- Masterworks of the Classical Haida Mythtellers by Robert Bringhurst
—Reviewed by Terry Glavin (pgs: 181-4)
- The Heavens are Changing: Nineteenth-Century Protestant Missions and Tsimshian Christianity by Susan Neylan
—Reviewed by J.R. Miller (pgs: 184-6)
- The Intemperate Rainforest: Nature, Culture and Power on by Bruce Braun
—Reviewed by H.V. Nelles (pgs: 187-8)
- Women and the White Man's God: Gender and Race in the Canadian Mission Field by Myra Rutherdale
—Reviewed by Margaret Van Die (pgs: 189-90)
- Too Small to See, Too Big to Ignore: Child Health and Well-being by Leslie T. Foster, Michael V. Hayes
—Reviewed by Veronica Strong-Boag (pgs: 190-2)
- A World Apart: The Crowsnest Communities of Alberta and British Columbia by Wayne Norton, Tom Langford
—Reviewed by Duff Sutherland (pgs: 192-4)
- Tales of Ghosts: First Nations Art in British Columbia, 1922-61 by Ronald W. Hawker
—Reviewed by Megan A. Smetzer (pgs: 194-6)
- Beaten Down: A History of Interpersonal Violence in the West by David Peterson del Mar
—Reviewed by Jim Phillips (pgs: 196-8)
- Facing History: Portraits from Vancouver by Karen Love
—Reviewed by Neil Sutherland (pgs: 198- 200)
- Launching History: The Saga of Burrard Dry Dock by Francis Mansbridge
—Reviewed by Andrew Hildred (pgs: 200-1)
- British Columbia, The Pacific Province: Geographical Essays by Colin J.B. Wood
—Reviewed by Kenneth G. Brealey (pgs: 201-3)
- Regulating Lives: Historical Essays on the State, Society, the Individual, and the Law by John McLaren, Robert Menzies, Dorothy E. Chunn
—Reviewed by Catherine Carstairs (pgs: 203-4)
- Invisible Genealogies: A History of Americanist Anthropology by Regna Darnell
—Reviewed by Michael Asch (pgs: 205-6)
- Pioneer Photographers of the Far West: A Biographical by Peter E. Palmquist, Thomas R. Kailbourn
—Reviewed by Brian W. Dippie (pgs: 206-7)
- From the Baltic to Russian America, 1829-1836 by Alix O'Grady
—Reviewed by Bruce M. Watson (pgs: 207-8)
- Stan Douglas: Every Building on 100 West Hastings by Reid Shier
—Reviewed by Jill Wade (pgs: 209-10)
- Chasing the Comet: A Scottish Canadian Life by Patricia Koretchuk
—Reviewed by Michael E. Vance (pgs: 210-1)
- The Last Island: A Naturalist's Sojourn on Triangle Island by Alison Watt
—Reviewed by Philip Teece (pgs: 212-3)
Andrew Martindale is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at McMaster University. His current research investigates the nature and consequences of the contact relationship between Tsimshian and European people during the 18th-20th centuries. The research includes a comparison of data from documentary sources, archaeological sites, and indigenous oral traditions some of which will be published in upcoming volumes from UBC Press and International Monographs in Prehistory.
Steve Roe teaches English at Northern Lights College and is a co-editor of Designs for Disciplines: An Introduction to Academic Writing (Canadian Scholars' Press, 2003). Among the contributing authors, Raffaella Loro currently resides in northern British Columbia and is completing a double major in English and History. She intends to pursue a career in education and writing. Julie Hindbo is a surface land representative in northeastern British Columbia and northwestern Alberta. Julie works with First Nations and local communities to identify and mitigate land-use concerns associated with oil and gas development.
Nathan J. Young is a graduate student and Killam Predoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of British Columbia.
Hamar Foster teaches law and legal history at the University of Victoria. His research and writing has focussed on the legal history of the Canadian North and West, Aboriginal rights and title, and comparative United States/Canadian criminal law.
Alan Grove is a legal historian employed by the law firm of Woodward and Company. His research and writing has focussed on the legal history of the Pacific Northwest, the Yukon, and Aboriginal Rights and Title.
Gordon Gibson is Senior Fellow in Canadian Studies at the Fraser Institute, Vancouver. He writes on federalism, governance and aboriginal issues. His latest publication (as Editor and contributor) is "Fixing Canadian Democracy", Fraser Institute, 2003.
Jo-Anne Fiske earned her PhD in Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. She is currently Professor of Women's Studies and First Nations Studies at University of Northern British Columbia. For more than twenty years she has conducted research with First Nations in British Columbia addressing a range of questions regarding aboriginal rights, governance, gender relations, customary law and justice, and social policy. Her work appears in a number of academic journals including Atlantis, BC Studies, Culture, Ethnohistory, Feminist Studies, and the Journal of Legal Pluralism and Folk Law and in numerous anthologies. She is author of Cis Dideen Kat: When the Plumes Rise, The Way of the Lake Babine Nation.
Bibliography of British Columbia
Prepared by Gail Edwards