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Ethnohistory (2023) 70 (3): 231–258.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Laura J. Murray Abstract The 1783 “Crawford Purchase” of Michi Saagiig (Mississauga) Anishinaabe lands at the northeast end of Lake Ontario is generally recognized as the first treaty in Upper Canada for purposes of settlement. Lacking deed, map, or signed treaty, it fails to meet the Crown’s own...
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Ethnohistory (2024) 71 (2): 249–269.
Published: 01 April 2024
... by American Society for Ethnohistory 2024 Haudenosaunee empire leadership War of 1812 Upper Canada On 2 June 1815, a deputation from the Six Nations of the Grand River in Upper Canada met with representatives of the British Empire in the provincial capital of York. After performing the ancient...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (2): 261–291.
Published: 01 April 2012
... doubted his reliability because of concerns about his truthfulness. John Norton Jr., Iroquois Leader and Author Norton was one of the more signižcant žgures among the Iroquois (or Haudenosaunee) of the Grand River on the north shore of Lake Erie in the British colony of Upper Canada...
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Ethnohistory (2023) 70 (1): 119–120.
Published: 01 January 2023
... of his thinking and the breadth of his interest. Ranging from Acadia, to the seigneuries of Lower Canada (Quebec) and the early townships of Upper Canada (Ontario), and finally to the contested Indigenous and settler spaces of British Columbia, A Bounded Land is breathtaking in its scale and ambition...
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Ethnohistory (2022) 69 (3): 358–359.
Published: 01 July 2022
.... The reader who stays focused will appreciate a book that exceeds the sum of its parts. It forms a sort of diorama from early days at Grand River and New Credit in Upper Canada through buffalo-hunting, missionary, and homesteading days on the Prairies. We see the construction of a toxic Department of Indian...
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (4): 555–556.
Published: 01 October 2021
... ties of alliance to Great Britain. Carrying the narrative through the upheavals of the Revolutionary War, Hart also offers a detailed and nuanced assessment of the role of Anglican religious performance in the establishment of post-Revolutionary Mohawk/Haudenosaunee diasporic communities in Upper...
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (4): 547–548.
Published: 01 October 2021
... protecting (at least in name) the sovereign rights of the Six Nations toward attempts to ‘civilize’ and integrate them and their lands into the fabric of Upper Canada” (190). With a provision to replace hereditary leadership with an elected council, the Indian Act of 1869 embodied this shift toward...
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Ethnohistory (2014) 61 (1): 79–98.
Published: 01 January 2014
... personnel when he worked as an interpreter for the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Upper Canada.7 According to him, they had not respected native worship practices. Their intolerant behavior com- pelled him to connect with the AME Church, a religious body that identi- fied with colonized and enslaved...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (1): 11–33.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., source: LAC, Indian Affairs, D-10a, Series A, Volume 1840, Reel T-9338, GAD REF IT 005 (in print, ITS 3), image rotated ninety degrees right; (iv) 6 September 1806, Surrender of eighty-five thousand acres in the Home District of Upper Canada (Ontario), source: LAC, Indian...
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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (3): 519–540.
Published: 01 July 2016
... vast experience trading in “Indian country,” the NWC argued that it was the sole legitimate authority in the region. The NWC rested its legal assertions on the provisions included in the Canada Jurisdiction Act (CJA), passed by Parliament in 1803, which extended the jurisdiction of Upper and Lower...
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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (4): 657–687.
Published: 01 October 2006
..., see Thomas Ridout, ‘‘Narrative of the Captivity among the Shawanese Indians, in1788, of Thomas Ridout, afterwards Surveyor- General of Upper Canada, from the Original Manuscript in Possession of the Family in Ten Years of Upper Canada in Peace and War,1805–1815, ed. Matilda Edgar...
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Ethnohistory (2011) 58 (1): 37–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., in the first (and still the only) Section 35 Métis harvesting rights case to come before the Supreme Court of Canada, R. v. Powley (2003).10 Neither in the constitution nor in RCAP did its inclusion play a major role in its ethnohistorical validation in upper Great Lakes fur trade communities (though...
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Ethnohistory (2008) 55 (2): 183–201.
Published: 01 April 2008
... of their Country, and also in the wars of 1812 for assisting faith- fully and fearlessly for Great Britain to retain the Great Country of the Province of Ontario which was known as Upper Canada, so much so that even the Government of Canada seems to be earnestly engaged to solve the problem...
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Ethnohistory (2008) 55 (1): 29–49.
Published: 01 January 2008
... shall be allowed.”16 From 1850 legislation established reserves as separate legal entities in Lower and Upper Canada.17 Under the Rupert’s Land and North-West Territory Act of 1870, which transferred Rupert’s Land from the HBC to the Canadian government and established the North- west Territories...
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Ethnohistory (2008) 55 (1): 87–118.
Published: 01 January 2008
... of Upper Canada found their treaty rights to fish increasingly restricted by legislation. This set the tone for the first post-confederation Fisheries Act of 1868, which specified that native fishing “for their own use” would be regulated through licenses, to which restrictions on fishing gear...
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (3): 429–448.
Published: 01 July 2021
... . Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press . Indian Council at the Glaize . 1923–31 . The Correspondence of Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe, with Allied Documents Relating to His Administration of the Government of Upper Canada . Vol. 1 , 1789 – 93 . Toronto : Ontario Historical Society...
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (2): 237–268.
Published: 01 April 2021
... in the influential Catholic-prophet cults that had developed around this time. Slabebkud married an Upper Skagit woman from a wealthy family at the village of Cho-bah-ah-bish on the Skagit River near Big Lake. 10 He settled here with her family, who became important allies (Miller 1999 : 95). After the death...
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Ethnohistory (2002) 49 (1): 41–68.
Published: 01 January 2002
.... Clague, John J. 1995 Early Historical and Ethnographical Accounts of Large Earthquakes and Tsunamis on Western Vancouver Island, British Columbia . Current Research, Geological Survey of Canada: 47 -50. 1997 Evidence for Large Earthquakes at the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Reviews of Geophysics...
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Ethnohistory (2009) 56 (2): 285–302.
Published: 01 April 2009
... in the Chesapeake Bay region, and spanning Louisiana, Minnesota, New York, Northern Mexico, Ohio, Spanish Florida, and Texas in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including an Underground Railroad from Michigan into Canada. Also discussed are a system of inter-Indian diplomacy that stretched across the United...
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Ethnohistory (2018) 65 (3): 391–415.
Published: 01 July 2018
... the Okanagan, Sinixt, and Ktunaxa peoples, whose homelands and communities were bifurcated by the forty-ninth parallel, negotiated and complicated Canada’s and the United States’ enforcement of the international boundary. These partitioned indigenous communities endeavored to maintain cultural connections...