PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 123, Autumn 1999
BC Studies no. 123 Autumn 1999 | Page(s) 93-4
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...
BC Studies no. 155 Autumn 2007 | Page(s) 150-2
The Power of Place, the Problem of Time: Aboriginal Identity and Historical Consciousness in the Cauldron of Colonialism
Keith Thor Carlson’s book focuses on the relationship between history and identity among the Stó:lÅ people of the Lower Fraser River between 1780 and 1906. He examines specific events and broad trends to demonstrate how...
BC Studies no. 172 Winter 2011-2012 | Page(s) 128-9
Xweliqwiya is the name carried by Rena Point Bolton among the Steqó:ye Wolf People. It marks an indelible position in the Xwélmexw (Stó:lō) world, relating her to a particular geography, linking her to mythological narratives,...
BC Studies no. 186 Summer 2015 | Page(s) 156-57
The cover of this atlas is engaging . The muted grey, black, and red jacket offers an intriguing bird’s-eye view of Vancouver in 1912, looking west from New Westminster to Stanley Park. The heavy antique...
BC Studies no. 150 Summer 2006 | Page(s) 123-6
New Media / Exhibition Review
Grand Theft Terra Firma: A Game of Imperial Stickup, Abbotsford, British Columbia, the Reach Gallery Museum, 17 January – 7 May 2017. The exhibition is augmented by several public events, including a live theatrical performance...
BC Studies no. 194 Summer 2017 | Page(s) 198-200
Place names have an incalculable value. A name can tie together the particularities of language, history, and tradition. Allan Richardson and Brent Galloway have compiled place-names in Nooksack territory. It’s the result of many years...
BC Studies no. 179 Autumn 2013 | Page(s) 216-218
THE MAKAH TRIBE at Neah Bay, Washington State, has become one of the most visible and controversial Indigenous communities in North America due to the media gaze on their efforts to revive traditional whaling in...
BC Studies no. 141 Spring 2004 | Page(s) 118-20
The Fraser River between Mission and Hope has been the cultural hearth of the Stó:lÅ for as long as anyone can remember. Some of British Columbia’s largest Indigenous settlements and most important cultural sites are...
BC Studies no. 183 Autumn 2014 | Page(s) 183-85
Telling It To The Judge and Oral History On Trial tackle the problematic reception by Canadian courts of ethno-history and oral history presented by First Nations and their experts. However, Arthur Ray and Bruce Miller...
BC Studies no. 177 Spring 2013 | Page(s) 175-77
“He expects the listener to be familiar with that part of the story, in the same way that Homer expected ancient Greeks to know about the Trojan horse and didn’t include it in The Iliad”...
BC Studies no. 182 Summer 2014 | Page(s) 215-217
Today, many residents of the Lower Mainland know New Westminster only as the site of traffic jams as they wait to get on to the Pattullo, the Queensborough, and Alex Fraser bridges; Highway 401; or...
BC Studies no. 151 Autumn 2006 | Page(s) 112-4
ALLEN WELLS, who came west from Upper Canada for the gold rush, stayed to farm, establishing Edenbank, one of the earliest and largest farms in the Chilliwack Valley. As new settlers arrived, he encouraged “the...
BC Studies no. 144 Winter 2004-2005 | Page(s) 142-4
Song of the Earth tells the story of Alfred Joseph, the Witsuwit’en hereditary chief and lead plaintiff in the landmark Delgamuukw-Gisday wa court case that first articulated the doctrine of Aboriginal title in Canada. Joseph grew up...
BC Studies no. 202 Summer 2019 | Page(s) 182-183
New Media / Exhibition Review
Sq’éwlets: A Stó:lō -Coast Salish Community in the Fraser River Valley (Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre and Stó:lō Nation, 2016) is a virtual museum in the form of a website that reflects a collaborative...
BC Studies no. 194 Summer 2017 | Page(s) 195-197
Mixed Blessings is a collection of papers developed for a May 2011 workshop, “Religious Encounter and Exchange in Aboriginal Canada,” capably edited by historians Tolly Bradford and Chelsea Horton, whose helpful introduction and conclusion pull...
BC Studies no. 197 Spring 2018 | Page(s) 167-9
I was a third-year undergraduate at UBC in 1990 when Bruce Miller joined the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, launching his second career after having taught high school. Between 1991 and 1994 I took several...
BC Studies no. 195 Autumn 2017 | Page(s) 158-159
Landscapes and Social Transformations on the Northwest Coast: Colonial Encounters in the Fraser Valley
Landscapes and Social Transformations on the Northwest Coast is a significant addition to our understanding of colonialism, settler-Indigenous relations, and human-land relations in British Columbia. Jeff Oliver’s work is part of a growing trend that...
BC Studies no. 182 Summer 2014 | Page(s) 227-228
The study of indigenous history is fundamentally interdisciplinary and benefits, as Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia illustrates, from consideration of different forms of data from a range of disciplinary and cultural perspectives. The challenge...
BC Studies no. 184 Winter 2014-2015 | Page(s) 144-46
Everyone who has spent any time researching Vancouver history seems to have a Chuck Davis story. Here’s mine. It’s about 1980, I’m a callow not-easily-impressed grad student doing work on some arcane heritage tax law...
BC Studies no. 175 Autumn 2012 | Page(s) 130-31