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Strangers Devour the Land  The Cree Hunters of the James Bay area versus Premier Bourassa and the James Bay Development Corporation, Richardson, Boyce
1 Richardson, Boyce Strangers Devour the Land The Cree Hunters of the James Bay area versus Premier Bourassa and the James Bay Development Corporation
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1975 0770513700 / 9780770513702 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Light shelfwear and 1 1/2" tear top DJ, some creasing and light soil to white dustjacket ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A tight solid book. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 342 pages; "East of James Bay, at the foot of Hudson's Bay, the lake-pocked granite of the Canadian Shield stretches for thousands of square miles. When, in 1971, the James Bay Development Corporation announced that it would build a series of gigantic dams and reservoirs here, the area was described as barren, uninhabited and fit for nothing but flooding. Yet in truth there were people who lived on this land and cared deeply about it. For uncounted centuries it had been the central homeland, and hunting grounds, the "garden" (as old Joe Bearskin calls it) of some 6,000 Cree Indians." The first nations would lose their traditional hunting grounds and their homes. Needless to say this was a contentious issue but the Cree leaders stepped forward to speak for their people. The Cree did benefit financially and the the province realized a benefit in increased hydroelectric power to fill the growing needs of the developed southern portion of the province but much damage was done to the land and the way life of the Cree nation. 
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