An Illustrated History of Canada's Native People

An Illustrated History of Canada's Native People

I Have Lived Here Since the World Began

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Canada’s native people have inhabited the land since the Ice Age and were already accomplished traders, artisans, farmers, and marine hunters when Europeans first reached their shores. Contact between natives and European explorers and settlers initially presented an unprecedented period of growth and opportunity. But the two vastly different cultures soon clashed. This revised and updated edition charts the history of Canada’s native peoples from first contact to current land claims. The result is a fascinating chronicle that spans 12,000 years and culminates in the headlines of today.

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The third edition of a work first published by Ray (emeritus, U. of British Columbia, Canada) in 1996 as I Have Lived Here Since the World Began, this is a history of Canada's Native peoples intended for the general reader. Ray focuses on economic and political encounters and transitions, and particularly on the relationship between Canada's Natives and the non-native governments with which they interacted. The volume is illustrated with numerous black and white photographs, illustrations, and maps and a smaller number of color plates. Distributed in the US by Firefly Books Ltd. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Toronto, ON : Key Porter Books, c2010
Edition: Rev. and expanded ed
ISBN: 9781554702701
Characteristics: xix, 432 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Ray, Arthur J. 1941-


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