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  (Inventory No. 181 )

Ahenakew, Edward.

Voices of the Plains Cree

Canadian Plains Research Center, Regina, 1995, First Trade Paperback Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 24.5 cm, xxii,130 pp includes notes, appendix and bibliography
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Fine     Fine as new
Illustrations by Allen Sapp, and illustrated with photographic reproductions, tell the story of the Plains Cree. A quote from the dust jacket. these were the days of Chief Thunderchild, who roamed the Saskatchewan plains, fought and hunted, lived and sometimes nearly starved there. His stories of fierce and vanished freedom are reprinted here. Originally published in 1973.
$ 30.00   ORDER     isbn 0889770832 ( Ahenakew, Cree, Plains Cree, )


  (Inventory No. 197 )

Andre Renaud, O.M.I..

Education and First Canadians (Lectures Delivered under the Quance Lectures in Canadian Education)

Gage Educational Publishing Limited, Toronto, 1971, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 20.5 cm, 72 pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Near Fine     There is light bumping to spine ends, otherwise near fine condition.
The Quance Lectureship Committee of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Father Renaud, in these lectures has proven that the education of the First Nations peoples of Canada to be inadequate and paternalistic. Part of his second lectures offers solutions.
$ 35.00   ORDER     ( First Nations, Education, Aboriginal, Father Renaud )


  (Inventory No. 548 )

Arthur J. Ray, Jim Miller and Frank Tough.

Bounty and Benevolence : A History of Saskatchewan Treaties

McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 2000, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 24.0 cm, xxii; illus; 299 pp includes appendix, notes, index
Near Fine/ Near Fine     A very clean and bright copy.
A quote from the dust jacket. A Comprehensive history of treaty-making in Saskatchewan, Bounty and Benevolence draws on a wide range of documentary sources to provide a rich and complex interpretation of the process that led to these historic agreements'' ''An extensive examination of the knowledge which Indian people in Saskatchewan had acquired of early treaty negotiations an eye opener.'' Native Law Centre, U of S
$ 20.00   ORDER     isbn 0773520236 ( Indian, aboriginal, treaty, Saskatchewan )


  (Inventory No. 783 )

Binnema, Theodore.

Common & Contested Ground : A Human and Environmental History of the Northwestern Plains
John Innes,
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2004, First Trade Paperback Edition, Illustrated Paper Wraps 22.5 cm, xvi, 263 pp 201-229 notes, 230-252 bibliography, 253-263 index
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     Light corner bumps otherwise near fine bright and tight.
A fine example of benefits of an environmental approach to Aboriginal history....Binnema is to be commended for explaining why the seemingly simple grasslands environment had such a complex human history.
$ 25.00   ORDER     isbn 0802086942 ( Grasslands, Prairie grasslands, Prairie, Aboriginal, Northwestern Plains, Plains )


  (Inventory No. 557 )

C. A. Scarrow and Jean Gibson.

Indians of Canada and Prairie Pioneers

School Aids & Text Book Publishing Co. Ltd., Regina, 1943, Revised Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 18.0 cm, 156 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     The book shows rubbing to front cover and there is also a crease to lower corner. The interior is clean and tight. The bottom corner of the first 10 pages have been turned. Over all a very nice copy.
This was a text book. The book illustrated in b/w lists and gives short histories of various tribes in Canada. There is also short history of the pioneers in Northern Saskatchewan.
$ 20.00   ORDER     ( Indian, Pioneer, Saskatchewan Canada, Western Canada )


  (Inventory No. 183 )

Coates, Ken.

The Marshall Decision and Native Rights

McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 2000, First Trade Paperback Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 23.0 cm, xxiii, 246 pp includes appendices, notes and index
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Near Fine     The book is near fine clean and tight.
The people of the Mi'Kmaq have taken the fight for rights, to the highest courts in Canada and won a major victory for all Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada. This book is an exploration of the historical formation of public policy for Canadian Aboriginals in the legal system.
$ 30.00   ORDER     isbn 0773521089 ( Mi'Kmaq, Supreme Court, Aboriginal, Canada )


  (Inventory No. 532 )

Deiter, Constance.

From Our Mothers' Arms : The intergenerational Impact of Residential Schools in Saskatchewan

United Church Publishing House, Toronto, 2001, 2nd Printing, Illustrated Card Covers 23.0 cm, xi; 100 pp includes appendix, notes, bibliography
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     Clean bright and tight.
Constance Deiter has with personal interviews and reflection, unveiled stories of women and men, across generations, who had attended residential schools in Saskatchewan.
$ 25.00   ORDER     isbn 155134095X ( Cree, Residential Schools, Saskatchewan, United Church, Catholic Church )


  (Inventory No. 554 )

Denig, Edwin Thompson.

The Assiniboine

Canadian Plains Research Center, Regina, 2000, First Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 25.0 cm, xxxiv; 290 pp includes biblio, index and appendix
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     The book is clean and bright.
A quote from the dust jacket. Denig's manuscript was unpublished until 1930, when J.N.B. Hewitt edited it for publication in the Smithsonian Bureau of American Ethnology's Forty-sixth Annual Report. The report long unavailable, is reprinted here for the first time. ..provides a complete ethnology of the Assiniboine Indians, including information on their history, tribal organization and government, religion, manners and customs dances and language.
$ 30.00   ORDER     isbn 0889771324 ( Assiniboine, Indian, War Dance, )


  (Inventory No. 830 )

Dickason, Olive Patricia.

Canada's First Nations : A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times

Oxford University Press, Toronto, 2000, 2nd Edition, Trade Paperback 22.5 cm, xvii, 574 pp includes notes, bibliography & index
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     The book shows light rubbing to corners, and head of spine. The interior is clean, bright and tight.
blurb: The revitalization of today's Aboriginal communities --dramatically expressed by the Mohawk at Oka in 1990 and by the Chippewa at Iperwash in 1995--reminds us that an accurate perception of the past is essential to a just shaping of Canada's future.
$ 30.00   ORDER     isbn 019541358x ( Aboriginal, First Nations, Canada's First Nations, History of Aboriginal Canada )


  (Inventory No. 540 )

Editor: F. Laurie Barron.

Native Studies Review: Volume 3 Number 2 1987

Native Studies Department University of Regina, Saskatoon, 1987, First Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 23.0 cm, 165 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     Light crease to bottom of front cover. The book is in very good to near fine condition. There are three stamps on ffep, the interior is clean and bright.
The study covers, Native heritage resource management; The question of Authenticity; Native4 involvement in Heritage Management.
$ 15.00   ORDER     ( Saskatchewan Native, Native, Saskatchewan, Resource )


  (Inventory No. 541 )

Editor: F. Laurie Barron.

Native Studies Review Volume 8 Number 2 1992

Native Studies Department University of Regina, Saskatoon, 1992, First Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 23.0 cm, vi; 150 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     Light rubbing to covers, there is a penned initials to front cover top right. The interior has two stamps and is clean and bright.
Article include; The Indian Rights Association, Native Protest Activity and the ''Land Question'' in British Columbia 1903-1916; Community-Based Participatory Research: Aspects of the Concept of Relevant to Practice.
$ 20.00   ORDER     ( Aboriginal, Innu, Native Protest, Howard Adams, Inuit )


  (Inventory No. 529 )

Editor: F. Laurie Barron.

Native Studies Review : Volume 3 Number 1, 1987

Native Studies Department University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 1987, First Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 23.0 cm, 169 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     This is an x-lib no pockets no outside stamps, inside book sale stamps. Clean tight and bright.
Articles included: John S. Long- Some factors in the Adoption of Christianity by Nineteenth-Century Western James Bay Cree. Walter Rudnicki- The politics of Aggression: Indian Termination in the 1980's. Frank Tough Research on Fur Trade and Native Economies in the post 1870 period.
$ 15.00   ORDER     ( Aboriginal, James Bay, Cree, Beren's River, Fur Trade )


  (Inventory No. 636 )

Government of Canada.

Indian Treaties and Surrenders From 1680 to 1890 Volume 1 and 2

Fifth House Publishers, Saskatoon, 1992, Facsimile Edition, Card Cover 21.5 cm, Vol. 1 lxii, 325; Vol. 2 318 pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Near Fine     Clean, bright and tight, ink in margin volume 2. These two volumes are very good to near fine.
The volumes includes appendices and maps of the various regions of land allotted for aboriginal First published in 1891 in two volumes, this listing is for 2 volumes of a three volume set printed in 1992. Vol 1 treaties 1-138 and Volume 2 treaties 140 to 280.
$ 85.00   ORDER     isbn 1895618053 ( Indian Treaties, Aboriginal 1680, 1890, )


  (Inventory No. 546 )

Introduction by Jean Goodwill.

Speaking Together: Canada's Native Women

Secretary of State, Ottawa, 1975, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 22.0 cm, 126 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     The book is in near fine condition, with clean and unmarked pages.
''From diverse and cultural affiliations and from different geographic areas, several native women were chosen to express their views, opinions and experiences of a society that has dramatically changed the life style of our people within a few generations.''
$ 20.00   ORDER     ( Native, Métis, Tribes of Southern Alberta, Cree, Algonquins, Dakotas )


  (Inventory No. 240 )

Johnston, Patrick.

Native Children and the Child Welfare System

James Lorimer & Company Publishers, Toronto, 1983, 2nd Printing, Stiff Paper Wraps 23.0 cm, xxii; 150 pp includes appendices, bibliography
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Very Good     The interior is clean. There is some bumping and rubbing, light soiling to covers.
A quote from the dust jacket. This book presents the facts and background to the controversy over the Native child welfare....Patrick Johnston explains the jurisdictional tangle...
$ 25.00   ORDER     ( Native, Aboriginal, Welfare, Social System )


  (Inventory No. 191 )

MacEwan, Grant.

Portraits from the Plains

McGraw Hill, Toronto, 1971, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 22.0 cm, 287 pp
Good/ Near Fine     The dust-jacket is rubbed and creased with chipping. The Book is in near fine condition. The dust-jacket did do the job of protecting this item.
Biographical sketches of great leaders among the aboriginals. Maski-pitoon, Tom Three Persons, and Poundmaker are but a couple included.
$ 20.00   ORDER     isbn 0070929092 ( MacEwan, Allen Sapp, Almighty Voice, Tailfeathers, Crowfoot )


  (Inventory No. 205 )

MacGregor, J. G..

Blankets and Beads : A History of the Saskatchewan River

The Institute of Applied Art, Ltd, Edmonton, [1949], First Trade Paperback Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 22.0 cm, 276 pp includes index
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Very Good     The interior is clean and tight. The covers show light soiling. The condition is very good to near fine.
With maps, images and tables this book tells the story of the most colourful episodes, of the past along the Saskatchewan River.
$ 30.00   ORDER     ( Métis, Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan River, Saskatoon, Fur Trade, Native, Aboriginal )


  (Inventory No. 196 )

Members of Indian Affairs.

The Education of Indian Children in Canada

The Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1965, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 23.5 cm, xii, 129 pp includes appendices and index
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Very Good     The book shows light rubbing to the boards and corners.
Illustrated endpapers with, aboriginal, birds of prey and animals. ''A symposium written by members of Indian Affairs education division, with comments by the Indian peoples.'' There are articles written in French. From the forward: Our hope is that it may open up vistas for researchers with the necessary resources to explore the field of education of historic interest and of growing importance to an ethnic group which has survived with remarkable resilience the vicissitudes of colonization and immigration
$ 35.00   ORDER     ( Aboriginal, Canada, Education, )


  (Inventory No. 549 )

Miller, J. R..

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

University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2001, Third Edition, Trade Paperback 23.0 cm, xv; 481 pp includes notes, biblio, index
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     The book show light rubbing and the corners have light bumping.
A quote from the dust jacket. Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens is the first comprehensive account of Indian-White relations throughout Canada's history. This new edition is the result of substantial revision to incorporate current scholarship and bring the text up to date. It includes new material on the North, and reflects changes brought about by the Oka crisis, sovereignty issue, and various court decisions of the 1990's
$ 12.00   ORDER     isbn 0802081533 ( Indian, treaty, Red River, Métis )


  (Inventory No. 651 )

R. R. Bishop Baraga.

A Dictionary of the Otchipwe Language Explained in English: Part II Otchipwe to English

Beauchemin & Valois, Publishers, Montreal, 1882, Revised Edition, Paper Wraps 22.0 cm, 422 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Good     The book shows extensive wear to covers and fore- edges. The spine has paper tape reinforcement. The first signatures are loose and separated. The interior and exterior has light soiling. This is a book that is in good condition.
An important item by Bishop Baraga who had worked with the Ojibway and Chippewa Indians. The dictionary is still in use today as a result of Baraga's, 20 years labour refining it.
$ 200.00   ORDER     ( Otchipwe Dictionary, Baraga, Catholic, Ojibway Language, Ottawa Indians )


  (Inventory No. 298 )

Rev. Thomas Crosby.

Among the An-ko-me-nums : or The Flathead tribe of Indians of the Pacific Coast

William Briggs, Toronto, 1907, First Edition, Illustrated Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 19.5 cm, vi, 7-243 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     The book shows light rubbing to spine, The interior front hinge is starting and rear hinge has cracked. There is a Methodist Sunday School presentation label pasted to the fep 1907. All lettering and gold stamping in very good to near fine condition.
Frontispiece with tissue in place. Illustrated throughout with b/w plates depicting life in Indian camps, various figures in British Columbia, and various buildings. ( Soliday 1-661, Waters 486, Amtmann 3499 )
$ 80.00   ORDER     ( Flathead, British Columbia, Vancouver Island )


  (Inventory No. 206 )

Richard Gosse, James Young Blood Henderson, Roger Carter.

Continuing Poundmaker & Riels Quest : Presentations made at a Conference on Aboriginal Peoples and Justice

Purich Publishing / The College of Law, Saskatoon, 1994, First Edition, Illustrated Paper Wraps 23.0 cm, xvi, 445 pp includes chronology and index
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Very Good     The book shows light rubbing to edges, with light red pen marks to front fore edge. Otherwise in very good condition clean and bright interior.
A quote from the dust jacket. This book is a compilation of the presentations made at the conference. Subjects include Aboriginal approaches to justice, the right to self-government....
$ 30.00   ORDER     isbn 1895830036 ( Aboriginal, Saskatchewan Riel, Poundmaker, Law, Self-Government )


  (Inventory No. 561 )

Translated by Freda Ahenakew & H. C. Wolfart.

kohkominawak otacimowiniwawa Our Grandmothers' Lives as Told in Their Own Words

Canadian Plains Research Center, Regina, 1998, Reprint, Illustrated Card Covers 23.0 cm, 408 pp includes chapter notes, and references
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     The book is clean tight and bright.
A quote from the dust jacket. ''The stories are presented in the original Cree, with English translations on the facing pages for easy comparison, and also in Cree syllabics.'' The book is a reprint in facsimile of the first edition done in 1992.
$ 30.00   ORDER     isbn 0889771189 ( First Nation, Cree, Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, Grandmothers, lives in the bush )


  (Inventory No. 505 )

Volume Editor: Christian Thompson.

Saskatchewan First Nations : Lives Past and Present

Canadian Plains Research Center, Regina, 2004, First Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 24.5, xxiv, 151 pp includes sources and other reading
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Near Fine     The book is near fine clean and bright.
A quote from the dust jacket. In this volume are more than 125 biographies, which together demonstrate the diversity and depth of Saskatchewan's First Nations community and the contribution of First Nations people of the province. People included include, Doug Cuthand, Morley Watson, Laura Big Eagle, Peter Lethbridge ...
$ 20.00   ORDER     isbn 0889771618 ( Aboriginal, First Nations, Saskatchewan, )


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