New Histories for Old: Changing Perspectives on Canada's Native Pasts contains eleven essays by historians, geographers, and anthropologists who examine the current field of historical study in themes such as Native struggles for land and resources under colonialism, the fur trade, "Indian" policy and treaties, mobility and migration, disease and well-being, and Indigenous-newcomer relations. Of particular interest is the essay by Victor Lytwyn, Echo of the Crane: Tracing Anishnawbek and Metis title to Bawating (Sault Ste. Marie); and J.R. Miller's paper, Compact, Contract, Covenant: The Evolution of Indian Treaty-making. The volume was compiled in honour of Arthur J. `Skip' Ray, a Canadian historical geographer and historian. The book contains an index and bibliography as well as maps.