The First Nations of British Columbia

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Since it was first published in 1998, The First Nations of British Columbia has been an essential introduction to the province’s first peoples. Written within an anthropological framework, it familiarizes readers with the history and cultures of First Nations in the province and provides a fundamental understanding of current affairs and concerns. This fully revised third edition includes:

  • an all new introduction and conclusion
  • updated information and references
  • sidebars on topics of interest such as totem poles, sasquatch, and Chinook jargon
  • discussions of enduring stereotypes and misperceptions of First Nations
  • excerpts from important historical documents, including the Canadian government’s Apology for Residential Schools

Concise and accessibly written, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of First Nations in what is now British Columbia.