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Makúk: A New History of Aboriginal-White Relations

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Drawing from an extensive array of oral histories, manuscripts, newspaper accounts, biographies, and statistical analysis, John Lutz traces Aboriginal people's involvement in the new economy, and their displacement from it, from the arrival of the first Europeans to the 1970s. He argues that the roots of today's widespread unemployment and 'welfare dependency' date only fr ...more
Paperback, 460 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by UBC Press (first published April 30th 2008)
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John Lutz moves beyond older paradigms of Aboriginal History, which posit the subjugation of native peoples either at the moment of contact or with European settlement, to argue that aboriginals were able to co-exist with the developing capitalist economy. Lutz expands this argument through case studies of two aboriginal groups, and a broader discussion of the “moditional” economic system experienced by first nations peoples.
For me, not knowing much about the history of white/aboriginal relations in BC, this book was fantastic. Lutz shows how aboriginals have been major players in the capitalist economy from the beginning of the fur trade days and their dependence on welfare a relatively recent development. Well written, well researched, and highly recommended.
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