This book, edited by the curator of Asian studies at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec, is a worthy publication. It is a compilation of three research projects conducted in 1976-77 for the...
BC Studies no. 155 Autumn 2007 | Page(s) 156-9
Leslie Dawn makes an ambitious contribution to a hotly debated topic of Canadian cultural history – the role of the visual arts in the formation of the image of a modern Canadian nation. The title’s...
BC Studies no. 156-157 Winter-Spring 2007-2008 | Page(s) 179-83
Through his publication BC Book World, Alan Twigg has contributed enormously to generating interest in BC literature. As well as drawing attention to BC writers, Twigg has also published his own work, of which Thompson’s...
BC Studies no. 155 Autumn 2007 | Page(s) 159-60
“The trouble with narrative – telling stories, making histories,” Australian ethnohistorian Greg Dening says, “is that it is so easy, but thinking about it is so hard” (Performances, 1996). I suspect Barbara Belyea would agree,...
BC Studies no. 158 Summer 2008 | Page(s) 126-8
Be of Good Mind is promoted as revealing “how Coast Salish lives and identities have been reshaped by two colonizing nations and by networks of kinfolk, spiritual practices, and ways of understanding landscape” (back cover)....
BC Studies no. 158 Summer 2008 | Page(s) 120-1
If you tackle this readable but detailed history of imperial rivalry in the Pacific Northwest, I recommend that you reread the preface after finishing the book. It will help to explain what you just read....
BC Studies no. 158 Summer 2008 | Page(s) 116-7
PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 124, Winter 1999
BC Studies no. 124 Winter 1999-2000 | Page(s) 110-11
As a subject for cartography and historical geography, Vancouver Island has many attractions. Islands are uniquely advantaged in this regard, bordered as they are by waters and seas. The Enlightenment demanded scientific designations and definitions...
BC Studies no. 183 Autumn 2014 | Page(s) 148-49
Although the Chilkoot Trail is the most famous trail to the Klondike, there were a wide variety of other routes that gold seekers used to reach the interior of the Yukon between 1896 and 1900....
BC Studies no. 178 Summer 2013 | Page(s) 142-143
Keith Billington has had a long career as a nurse in British Columbia and the Yukon as well as being Band Manager for the Fort Ware Sekani/Kaska band (later known as Kwadacha Nation). The first part...
BC Studies no. 178 Summer 2013 | Page(s) 143-144
Like many female artists of her generation, Ina D.D. Uhtoff, née Campbell, had a difficult time sustaining a career as a professional artist. The daughter of middle-class Scottish parents, she did not lack opportunity. In...