We acknowledge that we live and work on unceded Indigenous territories and we thank the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations for their hospitality.

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Whiskey Bullets: Cowboy and Indian Heritage Poems

The cover of Garry Gottfriedson’s book promises us a collection of traditional cowboy poetry. Exposed on a wood-grained surface are a pair of silver spurs, feathers, leather collar, and two bullets, one of which is...

Review by Connie Brim


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Truth & Indignation: Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools

The struggle to articulate Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has seen varying degrees of success since the Commission was established in the 2006 Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement. In 2008, the Aboriginal Healing Foundation...

Review by David Gaertner


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Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools, A Memoir.

Canadians who advise survivors of Native residential schools to “ just get over it” should read Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools. Author Theodore Fontaine, cousin of the more famous Phil, attended...

Review by Jim Miller


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The Land of Heart’s Delight: Early Maps and Charts of Vancouver Island

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...

Review by Barry Gough


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The Sea Among Us: The Amazing Strait of Georgia

Much of my critique of Beamish and McFarlane’s The Sea Among Us is that familiar reviewer’s refrain: they didn’t write the book that I would have. With the luxury of a dozen different writers, I...

Review by Howard Stewart


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Peter O’Reilly: The Rise of a Reluctant Immigrant

  Peter O’Reilly, third son of a landed Anglo-Irish family with estates in County Meath (Ireland) and Lancashire (England), immigrated to Vancouver Island early in 1859. He was thirty-two years of age and had served...

Review by Cole Harris


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National Visions, National Blindness: Canadian Art and Identities in the 1920s

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...

Review by Gerta Moray


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Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form (50th anniversary edition)

To anyone who is familiar with Northwest Coast art scholarship, it will come as no surprise that Bill Holm’s Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form was published anew 50 years after it was...

Review by Solen Roth


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‘Call Me Hank’: A Sto:lo Man’s Reflections on Logging, Living, and Growing Old

Old loggers love to tell stories, but few find their way onto paper. We are fortunate indeed, then, that in 1969 linguist Wyn Roberts visited Henry Pennier at his home near Mission and asked the...

Review by Richard Rajala


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Creating Space: My Life and Work in Indigenous Education

There is no such thing as Indigenous education. There is only cross-cultural education containing negotiations between both Indigenous people and the settler societies that colonized them. Understanding the past is essential, but even if we...

Review by Michael Marker


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Indian Fishing: Early Methods on the Northwest Coast

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 42, Summer 1979  

Review by Donald Mitchell


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Literary Land Claims: The “Indian Land Question” from Pontiac’s War to Attawapiskat

Amidst the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation this year, scholars and citizens alike are calling for national reflection on what this anniversary is meant to commemorate. To this end, Margery Fee’s Literary...

Review by Megan Harvey


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The Canadian Indian: The illustrated story of the great tribes of Canada

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 4, Spring 1970

Review by Michael Kew


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Guests never leave hungry: The autobiography of James Sewid, a Kawkiutl Indian

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 4, Spring 1970

Review by Ronald Gose


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Indians at Work: An Informal History of Native Indian Labour in British Columbia

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 46, Summer 1980  

Review by Reuben Ware


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Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian-White Relations in Canada

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 87, Autumn 1990  

Review by Paul Tennant


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Brotherhood to Nationhood: George Manuel and the Making of the Modern Indian Movement

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 107, Autumn 1995  

Review by Paul Tennant


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Indians in the Making: Ethnic Relations and Indian Identities around Puget Sound

PDF – Raibmon Review Essay – BC Studies 124, Winter 1999

Review by Alexandra Harmon


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An Error in Judgement: The Politics of Medical Care in an Indian/White Community

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 80, Winter 1988/89  

Review by Wendy Wickwire


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A Guide to B.C. Indian Myth and Legend

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 60, Winter 1983

Review by Andrea Laforet


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Aboriginal Peoples and Politics: The Indian Land Question in British Columbia

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 91/92, Autumn/Winter 1991/92  

Review by Brian Titley


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The Ecological Indian: Myth and History

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 130, Summer 2001  

Review by Shepard Krech III