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Upper Sto:lo Communities and People, Archibald, Jo-ann
1 Archibald, Jo-ann Upper Sto:lo Communities and People
Sardis BC Sto:lo Sitel Curriculum 1983 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
card covers show some shelf wear, sun-faded on edge, tape on lower fore edge, small stain on page edges. ; A tight solid book. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 52 pages; This is an educational aid for teachers working with Sto:lo children, helping them learn about their people and culture. 
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The Terror of the Coast  Land Alienation and Colonial War on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, 1849-1863, Arnett, Chris
2 Arnett, Chris The Terror of the Coast Land Alienation and Colonial War on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, 1849-1863
Burnaby, BC Talonbooks 1999 0889223181 / 9780889223189 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Light shelfwear to card cover edges, small bumps to corners, small creases.; A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 8.98 X 5.98 X 1.10 inches; 382 pages; "Previously ingnored, the war between the "People of the Land" and the colonial government remains of utmost signifigance in today's world of unsettled First Nations' land claims." On April 20, 1863, the British naval gunboat Forward attacked a Native village on Kuper Island. The naval officers believed that the village harboured individuals involved in two recent assaults against European transients in the Gulf Islands. The gunboat fired on the village and was repulsed with casualties after a fierce battle with a handful of warriors. Following this defeat, the colonial government responded with one of the largest military operations inthe history of British Columbia, which took place on the east coast of Vancouver Island and extended throughout the waters and islands of Active Pass, Trincomalee Channel and Stuart Channel, from Saturna Island north to Comox. Previously ignored or misunderstood by historians, the war between the Hwulmuhw or "People of the Land" and the colonial government of British Columbia remains of utmost significance in today's world of unsettled First Nations land claims. Chris Arnett reconstructs the fascinating account of the events of 1863 using newspaper editorials, letters and articles; government and police correspondence; naval ship logs; and "Letters of Proceedings." He demonstrates how the first treaty process initiated by the colonial government ended in military action. After the war of 1863, Aboriginal land continued to be alienated and Native jurisdiction eroded throughout British Columbia-leaving an inequity that remains unresolved almost a century and a half later. 
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Basketry & Cordage from Hesquiat Harbour, British Columbia, Bernick, Kathryn N.
3 Bernick, Kathryn N. Basketry & Cordage from Hesquiat Harbour, British Columbia
Victoria, BC Royal British Columbia Museum 1998 0771895259 / 9780771895258 1st Softcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; 8.49 X 5.47 X 0.72 inches; 152 pages; This volume documents an archaeological collection of plant-fibre artefacts from Hesquiat Harbour, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It covers technological characteristics which highlight the skill and artistic accomplishments of the 19th-century Nuu-chah-nulth people. 
Price: 100.00 CDN
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Aboriginal Title In British Columbia, Cassidy, Frank
4 Cassidy, Frank Aboriginal Title In British Columbia
Lantzville, BC Oolichan Books 1992 0886451388 / 9780886451387 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
A bright, solid book, card covers are crisp and bright. ; 8.90 X 6 X 0.70 inches; 330 pages; "The legal case 'Delgamuukw V. the Queen' represents a significant moment in the history of British Columbia. The case is about aboriginal title in the province, specifically the claim of the Gitskan and the Wet'suwet'en people to ownership and jurisdiction over their traditional territories. " 
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Histories, Territories and Laws of the Kitwancool, Duff, Wilson
5 Duff, Wilson Histories, Territories and Laws of the Kitwancool
Victoria, BC British Columbia Provincial Museum 1964 Softcover Very Good- 
Orange card covers show some shelf wear, light soiling and creasing. ; A tight solid book. Stapled wraps.; Anthropology in British Columbia, Memoirs No. 4 1959; B&W Photographs, Maps; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 45 pages 
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Histories, Territories and Laws of the Kitwancool, Duff, Wilson
6 Duff, Wilson Histories, Territories and Laws of the Kitwancool
Victoria, BC British Columbia Provincial Museum 1964 Softcover Very Good 
Orange card covers show light shelf wear.; A tight solid book. Stapled wraps; Anthropology in British Columbia, Memoirs No. 4 1959; B&W Photographs, Maps; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 45 pages 
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The Days of Augusta, Evans, Mary Augusta Tappage
7 Evans, Mary Augusta Tappage The Days of Augusta
West Vancouver, BC J. J. Douglas 1973 0888940416 / 9780888940414 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Robert Keziere 
DJ has short tears, creasing and scuffing. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 79 pages; Short narratives, poems and anecdotes on the life of Mary Augusta Tappage, the granddaughter of a Shushwap chief who lived her life in BC's Cariboo district. 
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Amongst God's Own  The Enduring Legacy of St. Mary's Mission, Glavin, Terry &  Former Students of St. Mary's
8 Glavin, Terry & Former Students of St. Mary's Amongst God's Own The Enduring Legacy of St. Mary's Mission
Mission, BC Longhouse Publishing 2002 0968604617 / 9780968604618 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
gift notation, possibly written by publisher. ; A bright, solid book, glossy pictorial card covers.; Trade PB; B&W Photographs; 9.80 X 7.90 X 0.40 inches; 95 pages; "For over 100 years, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate operated St. Mary’s Mission, a residential school near Mission, BC. Now the stories of its former students are told for the first time. In Amongst God’s Own, acclaimed writer Terry Glavin has woven the accounts of 35 native elders into a bold, uncompromising narrative of life at St. Mary’s.Sitting with the Oblates’ arrival and their establishment of the Mission on the Fraser River, Glavin tracks the chronology of St. Mary’s through the 20th century, revealing the Order’s religious, political, and social underpinnings. Native voices recount the realities of day–to–day life at the school. Moving beyond the prevalent discourse of oppression and victimhood, the result is a ground–breaking portrait of this place and time that illuminates 200 years of Native–white interaction in BC.Enhancing the stories are 60 photos culled from personal and archival collections. Amongst God’s Own is a unique record of a people at a crossroads, caught in a clash between government and religious authority whose consequences reverberate to this day." 
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He Moved A Mountain  The Life of Frank Calder and the Nisga'a Land Claims Accord, Harper, Joan
9 Harper, Joan He Moved A Mountain The Life of Frank Calder and the Nisga'a Land Claims Accord
Vancouver BC Ronsdale Press 2013 1553802276 / 9781553802273 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Only slight wear to card covers. ; A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 8.98 X 5.98 X 0.63 inches; 201 pages; "Dr. Frank Arthur Calder of BC's Nisga'a First Nation was the first aboriginal person to be elected to any Canadian governing body. For twenty-six years he served as an MLA in the legislature of British Columbia. He was the driving force behind Canada's decision to grant recognition of aboriginal land title to First Nations people throughout the country. He accomplished this goal by guiding the controversial request through a series of court cases, finally to the Supreme Court of Canada, achieving success when Parliament, in an all-party resolution, passed a measure recognizing indigenous title. Because of this historic decision, Canada serves as a resource for other aboriginal populations in countries where similar accommodations for aboriginal people have not yet been made. Calder received many honors in his lifetime, including the Order of Canada. The one he most cherished, however, was one rarely bestowed by the Nisga'a Nation: "Chief of Chiefs." While growing up, Frank went to grade 10 in residential school, completed high school and then graduated from the University of BC (in the Anglican Theological College). It took him two years longer than usual to complete university, as he had to return home during the fishing season to earn the money for his tuition." 
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White Slaves of Maquinna  John R Jewitt's Narrative of Capture and Confinement at Nootka, Jewitt, John
10 Jewitt, John White Slaves of Maquinna John R Jewitt's Narrative of Capture and Confinement at Nootka
Surrey, BC Heritage House Publishing 2005 1894384024 / 9781894384025 First Edition; Second Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Light shelfwear to card covers, small stains inside back cover affecting the last few pages. ; A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 8.51 X 5.53 X 0.56 inches; 192 pages; In 1802, a 19 year old John R. Jewitt signed on as armourer on a ship sailing from England to China, via Vancouver Island. The ship stayed a few days at a village in Nootka Sound to replenish supplies and trade for furs. The powerful Chief Maquinna and his warriors - to avenge killings of their people by previous white traders - massacred the entire crew, but spared Jewitt because they valued his ironworking skills. During the two years he was held captive, he kept a journal which detailed the details of daily life in the village. After his escape, he expanded his writings and in 1815 had it published. 
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Indians at Work  An informal history of native Indian labour in British Columbia, 1858-1930, Knight, Rolf
11 Knight, Rolf Indians at Work An informal history of native Indian labour in British Columbia, 1858-1930
Vancouver BC New Star Books 1978 0919888771 / 9780919888777 Softcover Very Good 
Light shelfwear to edges, some tanning of pages. ; A bright, solid book.; Trade PB; 7.80 X 5.12 X 1 inches; 317 pages; From the back cover: "Indians at Work" presents a long-neglected vista of native Indian history. It counters the common misconception that with European settlement and industrial development, native eople retreated to an isolated reserve existence. Their real history challenges the romantic view that Indian cultural traditions somehow made native people unqualified for or resistant to work in the industries which evolved." 
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Prospering Together  The Economic Impact of the Aboriginal Title Settlements in B.C, Kunin, Roslyn, Ph.D.
12 Kunin, Roslyn, Ph.D. Prospering Together The Economic Impact of the Aboriginal Title Settlements in B.C
Vancouver BC Laurier Institution 2001 0968234313 / 9780968234310 Revised Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
Only slight edge wear and corner curl of card covers. ; A bright, solid book, text unmarked. ; Trade PB; 8.90 X 6 X 0.90 inches; 208 pages; "This updated, fully indexed edition contains a new chapter that captures the developments in the B.C. treaty process since the original publication in 1998, including an analysis of the ground-breaking Nisga'a Final Agreement and new approaches to the treaty process. The book also examines the effect settlements and their costs will likely have on investment and the provincial economy... written in plain language, looks at the many important economic concerns about title settlements, including: land and resource tenure, access to natural resources, investment, human resources, education, health, funding and self-government. A new chapter discusses the Nisga'a treaty in detail." 
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A Northwest Coast Indian Colouring Book  Vol. 1, Prints, Mintz, G. A. (Bud)
13 Mintz, G. A. (Bud) A Northwest Coast Indian Colouring Book Vol. 1, Prints
Vancouver BC Potlatch Arts Ltd. Publication 1985 0969204302 / 9780969204305 Softcover Very Good- 
Creasing of black & red card covers, sticker residue top fore corner of front cover. ; Interior of book unmarked. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 56 pages; "49 illustrations rendered for coloring from original designs inspired by the art styles of five different Northwestern Coast Indian groups - Salish, Kwa-gulth, West Coast (Nootka), Northern and Ksan." 
Price: 29.95 CDN
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Upper Sto:lo Fraser Valley Plant Gathering, N/A
14 N/A Upper Sto:lo Fraser Valley Plant Gathering
Sardis BC Sto:lo Sitel Curriculum 1981 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Card covers show light edge wear & creasing.; A tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 44 pages; An instructional manual on the recognition, harvesting and preparation of natural food sources available in the Fraser Valley. 
Price: 26.50 CDN
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Canyon Creek  A script, Peters, Sheila &  Megan Hobson
15 Peters, Sheila & Megan Hobson Canyon Creek A script
Smithers BC Creekstone Press 1998 0968404308 / 9780968404300 First Edition; Second Printing Softcover Very Good 
Card covers show very light shelf wear, short tear top back edge. ; A bright, solid book, text unmarked. ; B&W Photographs; 8.43 X 5.85 X 0.73 inches; 45 pages; The Wet'suwet'en tribe in the Bulkley Valley have a sad history with the governments of Canada and British Columbia eventually ending with with a positive decision for them in the Delgamuukw court decision. This brief book focuses in an incident in the 1920's when a number of Indian families were forced off their lands to make room for returning soldiers and deals with the experiences of one of those families. It is essentially an oral history taken from archival documents. 
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Without Surrender, Without Consent  A History of the Nishga Land Claims, Raunet, Daniel
16 Raunet, Daniel Without Surrender, Without Consent A History of the Nishga Land Claims
Vancouver BC Douglas & McIntyre 1984 0888944330 / 9780888944337 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
some shelfwear to card covers, previous owner's bookplate inside front cover. ; A bright, solid book.; 7.80 X 5.12 X 1 inches; 244 pages 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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Sea Otter Chiefs, Robinson, Michael P. & Brent Hoy
17 Robinson, Michael P. & Brent Hoy Sea Otter Chiefs
Friendly Cove Press 1978 Limited Edition Softcover Very Good- Illustrated by Brent Hoy Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Card covers show some shelf wear, light soiling, creasing and small corner bumps. A number of pages at back of book show creasing to corner, pages lightly tanned ; A tight solid book. Bibliography at back of book. ; B&W Illustrations; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 90 pages; Copy 394 of 500 total limited signed editions. The chiefs studied here ae Chief Cuneah of the Kiusta village group (Haida), Chief Maquinna of the Tahsis-Yuquot village group (Tsimshiaan) and Chief Legaik of the Kispakloats village group (Nootka). 
Price: 39.95 CDN
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The Kwakiutl  Indians of British Columbia, Rohner, Ronald P.
18 Rohner, Ronald P. The Kwakiutl Indians of British Columbia
New York Holt Rinehart and Winston 1970 0030790700 / 9780030790706 Softcover Very Good 
Shelfwear to card covers, sun-faded along spine edges.; A tight solid book. ; B&W Photographs; 9 X 5.90 X 0.50 inches; 111 pages; "An excellent portrayal of the life and values of a Kwakiutl group! Gilford Island, home to a contemporary Kwakiutl community in British Columbia, is the setting of this case study. This village, representative of other Kwakiutl communities, is comprised of a fishing people who have retained much of their age-old social and cultural identity as an Indian population. The authors both describe the distinctive quality of Kwakiutl life as observed on Gilford Island and outline some of the major characteristics of the traditional Kwakiutl social system including the rank-class structure, potlatches, and the impressive winter ceremonial." 
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Patterns Based on Northwest Indian Designs, Sinclair (foreword), George
19 Sinclair (foreword), George Patterns Based on Northwest Indian Designs
Victoria, BC B. C. Indian Arts and Welfare Society 1955 Softcover Very Good+ 
Only light wear, previous stores sticker base of front fly leaf ; Stapled wraps, blue card covers ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 16 pages; This booklet gives 12 designs from the Haida, Tsimshian, Bella Coola and Nootka tribes of British Columbia that were traditionally used in basketry, embroidery and weaving. They are now seen as well in the famous Cowichan sweaters knitted by the native women of southern Vancouver Island. 
Price: 12.50 CDN
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Guests Never Leave Hungry  The Autobiography of James Sewid, a Kwakiutl Indian, Spradley, James P. &  James Sewid
20 Spradley, James P. & James Sewid Guests Never Leave Hungry The Autobiography of James Sewid, a Kwakiutl Indian
Montreal Mcgill Queens University Press 1992 0773501347 / 9780773501348 Reprint Softcover Very Good 
light corner curl of card covers.; A bright, solid book.; 8.46 X 5.77 X 0.85 inches; 303 pages; From the back cover: "The story of James Sewid, a twentieth-century Kwakiutl Indian Chieftan, brings to life the experience of one man caught in conflict as the traditional Kwakiutl culture gave way to the demands of an expanding Western society in British Columbia." In vivid detail he describes his years of intermittent schooling, his entry into life in the fishing industry at the age of ten, his marriage, at thirteen, to a high-ranking Kwakiutl girl, and his life in a remote Indian village before moving to the Reserve. During the early years in Alert Bay, Sewid was torn between validating his chieftainships by giving potlatches, as tradition demanded, and obeying the law which prohibited them. As these laws changed, he became active in reviving Kwakiutl traditions and, in 1955, he was selected by the National Film Board of Canada to portray many of his achievements in a film called No Longer Vanishing. In this book Sewid tells of his work for the Native Brotherhood of British Columbia and of his activities as Chief. He describes developments which he initiated to revive Kwakiutl arts and outlines economic institutions which he created to improve Kwakiutl living standards. His story offers many insights into life in a non-Western society undergoing rapid change and provides an excellent study of an individual who adapted successfully to these changes. James Spradley carefully analyzes Sewid's style of adaptation and concludes with a study of the social and psychological conditions which enabled him to become a leader, innovator, and multicultural individual. 
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