The First Nations of British Columbia
An Anthropological SurveyeBook - 1998
The First Nations of British Columbia provides an up-to-date, concise, and accessible overview of First Nations' peoples, cultures, and issues. This updated edition contains new information on plant management, wage labor, the Nisga's agreement, and the discovery in Northwestern B.C. of a frozen 600-year-old man. The appendices, readings, and all names, numbers, and spellings have been updated.
Robert Muckle surveys the history, diversity, and complexity of First Nations from an anthropological perspective, incorporating archaeological, ethnographic, historic, and legal-political issues. The book is an excellent introduction for anyone interested in Native American peoples.
Muckle (anthropology, Capilano College, Canada) presents a synthetic overview of the First Nations (Native American) people of the Canadian province of British Columbia. He primarily approaches the topic through an anthropological lens, discussing First Nations prehistory, traditional lifeways, and cultural change over the past 200 years. However, he also covers government relations, significant court cases, political negotiations in the 1990s, and current issues. Distributed in the US by the U. of Washington Press. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)