Collections and Objections: Aboriginal Material Culture in Southern Ontario

SKU: 9780773537552

Michelle A. Hamilton
Grade Levels:
College, University
Cayuga, Huron, Iroquois, Mohawk, Ojibwe, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora, Wendat, Woodland
Book Type:
McGill-Queen's University Press
Copyright Date:

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Collections and Objections: Aboriginal Material Culture in Southern Ontario by history professor Michelle Hamilton examines anthropological collecting in Ontario between 1791 and 1914. Whether by museum professionals, amateurs, scholars or First Nations, the collection of material culture artifacts and grave remains is marked by conflicting cultural ideals and worldviews. She studies the personalities involved in collecting including David Boyle, Chief A. G. Smith, Rev. Peter Jones, Dr. Peter E. Jones, Pauline Johnson, Dr. Peter Martin Oronhyatekha, and John Brant-Sero. This multidisciplinary book combines themes including material culture, anthropology, public history and colonialism into a coherent discussion about the various methods of collection and the reasons for this occupation. This is an important volume covering archaeology, ethnography, and museum studies. The book contains a detailed index, bibliography, maps, black and white archival photographs, and coloured plates showing artifacts.

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