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Brothers - the politics of violence : The Politics of Violence Among the Sekani of Northern British Columbia - Guy Lanoue

Brothers - the politics of violence

The Politics of Violence Among the Sekani of Northern British Columbia

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Published: 11th May 1992
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A provocative analysis of a nativist movement.
The creation of a huge artificial lake in western Canada led to the flooding of prime hunting and trapping territory of the Sekani Indians thus depriving them of their traditional occupations and livelihood. This caused considerable social distress resulting in a drastic increase of alcohol consumption and violence and seriously disrupting social relationships. Some Sekani made efforts to create new ties of solidarity through the adoption of Pan-Indianism however this ideology did not prove effective. The author concludes that their lack of unity stemmed from the same factionalism which characterized their personal relationships.

'... a courageous attempt to produce the results of solid ethnographic research and theoretical interpretation against the tide of current political interests and will, in the long run, prove useful as well as informative to those with a genuine concern for Native political development.' David Turner

Tables, Appendices, Figures and Maps
Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on the Text
Abbreviations Used
Introduction and Preliminary Considerationsp. 1
A Day at McLeod Lakep. 21
Population and Economyp. 35
Lower Level Relationshipsp. 70
Political Culture and Its Expressionsp. 97
Band Organization in the Early Historic Erap. 138
The Influence of the Fur Tradep. 162
The Politics of Land Ownershipp. 182
Conclusionsp. 205
Appendicesp. 215
Bibliographyp. 221
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780854967469
ISBN-10: 085496746X
Series: Explorations in Anthropology
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 11th May 1992
Publisher: BERG PUBL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1