Skyscrapers hide the heavens : a history of Native-newcomer relations in Canada / J.R. Miller
- Miller, J. R. (James Rodger), 1943-
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada ; Buffalo, New York : University of Toronto Press, 
- Fourth edition.
- Physical Description:
- xix, 431 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Indigenous Peoples and Europeans at the Time of Contact -- pt. ONE COOPERATION -- 2.Early Contacts in the Eastern Woodlands -- 3.Commercial Partnership and Mutual Benefit -- 4.Military Allies through a Century of Warfare -- pt. TWO COERCION -- 5.From Alliance to "Irrelevance" -- 6.Reserves, Residential Schools, and the Threat of Assimilation -- 7.The Commercial Frontier on the Western Plains -- 8.Contact, Commerce, and Christianity on the Pacific -- 9.Resistance in Red River and the Numbered Treaties: "Bounty and Benevolence" -- 10.The North-West Rebellion -- 11.The Policy of the Bible and the Plough -- 12.Residents and Transients in the North: Relations to the 1960s -- pt. THREE CONFRONTATION -- 13.The Beginnings of Political Organization -- 14.Land Claims and Self-Government from the White Paper to Guerin -- 15.Meech, Oka, Charlottetown, Nass, and Ottawa: Relations 1986-2000 -- pt. FOUR RECONCILIATION? -- 16.Relations in the Twenty-First Century -- 17.Do We Learn Anything from History?.
- "First published in 1989, Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens continues to earn wide acclaim for its comprehensive account of Native-newcomer relations throughout Canada's history. Author J.R. Miller charts the deterioration of the relationship from the initial, mutually beneficial contact in the fur trade to the current displacement and marginalization of the Indigenous population. The fourth edition of Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens is the result of considerable revision and expansion to incorporate current scholarship and developments over the past twenty years in federal government policy and Aboriginal political organization. It includes new information regarding political organization, land claims in the courts, public debates, as well as the haunting legacy of residential schools in Canada. Critical to Canadian university-level classes in history, Indigenous studies, sociology, education, and law, the fourth edition of Skyscrapers, will be also be useful to journalists and lawyers, as well as leaders of organizations dealing with Indigenous issues. Not solely a text for specialists in post-secondary institutions, Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens, explores the consequence of altered Native-newcomer relations, from cooperation to coercion, and the lasting legacy of this impasse."--
- Indians of North America—Canada—History
- Indians of North America—Canada—Government relations
- Indians of North America—First contact with other peoples—Canada
- Ethnic relations
- Indians of North America
- Indians of North America—First contact with Europeans
- Indians of North America—Government relations
- Canada—Ethnic relations
- 9781487502058 (hardcover)
- Subtitle on previous edition: A history of Indian-white relations in Canada.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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