Iroquois Journey: An Anthropologist Remembers is the 204-page memoir of the noted Iroquoianist William Fenton. Completed just prior to his death, this volume describes his ancestors, his education as an anthropologist, his theories about anthropology and his subjects, his research, and his later years. The book contains a few black and white photographs, an index and bibliography. Edited by William Starna and Jack Campisi.
The People of Denendeh: Ethnohistory of the Indians of Canada's Northwest Territories is an in-depth exploration of the lives and culture of the Dene. This impressive collection brings together the results of June Helm's fifty years of studying the culture and ethnohistory of the Dene, Athapaskan-speaking Indians of the Mackenzie River drainage of the western subarctic.
Natives and Newcomers: Canada's Heroic Age Reconsidered discredits the myth that European societies were progressive and Indigenous societies were static. In a spirited and critical re-examination of relations between the French and the Iroquoian-speaking inhabitants of the St Lawrence lowlands, from the incursions of Jacques Cartier through the explorations of Samuel de Champlain and the Jesuit missions into the early years of the royal regime, Natives and Newcomers argues that Indigenous people have played a significant role in shaping the development of Canada.
A History and Ethnography of the Beothuk is a compelling story and an indispensable reference tool for anyone interested in the Beothuk or Native peoples of North America. Author Ingeborg Marshall, an honorary research associate with the Institute of Social and Economic Research, Memorial University, has produced a comprehensive, and scholarly review of the history and culture of the Beothuk that incorporates an unmatched amount of new archival material with up-to-date archaeological data.
The essays in Anthropology, Public Policy, and Native Peoples in Canada provide a comprehensive evaluation of past, present, and future forms of anthropological involvement in public policy issues that affect Native peoples in Canada. The contributing authors, who include social scientists and politicians from both Native and non-Native backgrounds, use their experience to assess the theory and practice of anthropological participation in and observation of relations between Aboriginal peoples and governments in Canada.
Systems of Consanguinity and Affinity of the Human Family is a reprint of the original publication from 1871. Lewis Henry Morgan (1818-1881) is the author of League of the Iroquois and is considered to have written the first major study of kinship in the Systems of Consanguinity text. The book extends to 600 pages and contains about 200 pages of kinship comparative tables. The second section of the book explores the family and marriage systems of various Nations of the North America including the Seneca.
Preserving What is Valued: Museums, Conservation, and First Nations by senior conservator at the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Miriam Clavir, explores the highly charged topic of cultural property and the repatriation of cultural materials. As a museum conservator with a duty to preserve objects, the author recognizes the conflicting interests of museum preservation and First Nations efforts to preserve and access cultural heritage. She begins the discussion with the standard account of museums and their historical development of conservation practices.