By Keith D. Smith

"Canada is frequently awarded as a rustic the place liberalism has ensured freedom and equality for all. but with the growth of settlers into the 1st international locations territories that grew to become southern Alberta and BC, liberalism proved to be an exclusionary instead of inclusionary strength. among 1877 and 1927, govt officers, cops, church representatives, traditional settlers, and so forth operated to Read more...


Explores the applying of liberalism among 1877 and 1927 within the land which grew to become southern Alberta and the British Columbia inside. This e-book tells that during those areas, liberalism acted as an Read more...

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The three Blackfoot nations, the Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani, probably the first of the Treaty 7 signatories to enter the furthest reaches of the northern plains by about 1500,8 belong to the Algonquian language group like the neighbouring Cree and the distant Mi’kmaq. 10 By the end of the first decade of the nineteenth century, though, the Cree were working to isolate the Blackfoot and raid their horses. Soon they were in open warfare. As the buffalo herds sought refuge further west, the Cree and their Nakota allies moved assertively into the territory of the Blackfoot.

40 THE TRANSFORMATION OF INDIGENOUS TERRITORY This is especially ironic considering that the adaptation of plant production techniques to European species as mentioned above allowed for relatively favourable impressions of European observers. ”76 Expertise and adaptation to the cultivation of domesticated plants in addition to the raising of livestock was widespread amongst Secwepemc and Okanagan communities and by the time of non-Indigenous settlement in their territories. These were added to older established economic strategies such as those discussed above.

The authority of women is presented by Beverly Hungry Wolf, a Kainai woman, in a legend of Napi, who is a helper of the Great Spirit, but also a trickster. 33 L I B E R A L I S M , S U RV E I L L A N C E , AND RESISTANCE …Napi divided up the people into different tribes. But the women couldn’t get along with the men, so Napi sent them away in different groups. Not long after, he got together with the chief of the women so that they could decide about some important things. The chief of the women told Napi that he could make the first decision, as long as she could have the final word.

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