These Mountains Are Our Sacred Places

SKU: 1894856791

Chief John Snow
Grade Levels:
Eleven, Twelve, College, University
Nakota, Plains, Sioux
Book Type:
Fifth House Publishers
Copyright Data:

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These Mountains are Our Sacred Places: The Story of the Stoney People by Stoney Elder Chief John Snow (1933 - 2006) remains a classic in the historical literature written by Indigenous People of Turtle Island. First issued in 1977 this volume is reprinted and provides a valuable resource for all interested in Canadian history from the First Nation's perspective. The book provides a glimpse into worldview, values, beliefs, and aspirations of the Nakoda or Stoney people. Chief Snow writes about the cultural teachings and oral history of the Stoney Nation as well as the meeting of two cultures during the 1870s. He describes the significance of Treaty 7 and the problems associated with its aftermath. Chapters discuss the erosion of Indian rights during the late 1890s, the influx of immigrants to the Stoney traditional lands, and the war years. Additional chapters explore the role of the federal government, the White Paper of 1969, self-government, and the Indian religious or spiritual movement. The final section offers the Chief's views on the next 100 years in his ever optimistic tone despite the changes his people have endured. The book contains maps and archival photographs.

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