In Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History, Arthur Ray examines how claims-oriented research is often fitted to the existing frames of Indigenous rights law and claims legislation and, as a result, has influenced the development of these laws and legislation.
An Illustrated History of Canada's Native People: I Have Lived Here Since the World Began is the 2016 revised and expanded edition of the earlier title, I Have Lived Here Since the World Began. Historian Arthur J. Ray offers the general reader an accessible overview of the history of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada from pre-contact to the twenty-first century.
Telling It to the Judge: Taking Native History to Court is part biography and part courtroom drama as historian Arthur recounts his years as an expert witness in the effort to obtain constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and treaty rights. Arthur Ray's extensive knowledge in the history of the fur trade and Aboriginal economic history brought him into the courts as an expert witness in the mid-1980s. For over twenty-five years he has been a part of landmark litigation concerning treaty rights, Aboriginal title, and Métis rights.
An Illustrated History of Canada's Native Peoples: I Have Lived Here Since the World Began is the 2011 revised and expanded edition of the earlier title, I Have Lived Here Since the World Began. Historian Arthur J. Ray offers the general reader an accessible overview of the history of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada from pre-contact to the twenty-first century.
Bounty and Benevolence: A History of Saskatchewan Treaties draws on a wide range of documentary sources to provide a rich and complex interpretation of the process that led to these historic agreements. The authors explain the changing economic and political realities of western Canada during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and show how the Saskatchewan treaties were shaped by long-standing diplomatic and economic understandings between First Nations and the Hudson's Bay Company.
Indians in the Fur Trade: Their Roles as Trappers, Hunters, and Middlemen in the Lands Southwest of Hudson Bay, 1660-1870, first published in 1974, remains the classic study of the Assiniboine and western Cree of southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan and their role in the fur trade. The economic aspects of the fur trade are paramount in this cultural geography of Western Canada. Ray has painstakingly examined the Hudson's Bay Company records to uncover the nature of the interdependence between fur traders and First Nations.