Sites of Power: A Concise History of Ontario

SKU: 0195418921

Peter A. Baskerville
Grade Levels:
Eleven, Twelve, College, University
Cayuga, Cree, Iroquois, Mohawk, Ojibwe, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Subarctic, Woodland
Book Type:
Oxford University Press
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Sites of Power: A Concise History of Ontario is the revised and updated edition of Ontario: Image, Identity, and Power. In this edition the author provides a sweeping overview of Ontario history from 9,000 BC to the present day. The introductory chapters are devoted to the standard anthropological and archaeological interpretations of First Nations in the pre-contact era. Chapter 1 covers the period from 9,000 BC to 1500. The second chapter details the years of early contact from 1580 to 1653. Chapter 3 covers the cultural mixing from 1653 to 1763. Chapters four and five cover the years from the Royal Proclamation to 1871. Throughout the remaining five chapters mention of First Nations includes references to Treaty 9, land rights, residential schools, fishing rights and Eliza Sero, the provincial vote, Teme-Augama Anishnabe, and Ipperwash. On the whole this is a useful history of the province suitable for senior secondary students and introductory university history courses. The book contains numerous black and white photographs, maps, and a comprehensive index.

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