Maps and Dreams: Indians and the British Columbia Frontier

Maps and Dreams Indians and the British Columbia Frontier The Canadian subarctic is a world of forest prairie and muskeg of rainbow trout moose and caribou of Indian hunters and trappers It is also a world of boomtowns and bars oil rigs and seismic soun

  • Title: Maps and Dreams: Indians and the British Columbia Frontier
  • Author: Hugh Brody
  • ISBN: 9780881339659
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Canadian subarctic is a world of forest, prairie, and muskeg of rainbow trout, moose, and caribou of Indian hunters and trappers It is also a world of boomtowns and bars, oil rigs and seismic soundings of white energy speculators, ranchers, and sports hunters Brody came to this dual world with the job of mapping the lands of northwest British Columbia as well asThe Canadian subarctic is a world of forest, prairie, and muskeg of rainbow trout, moose, and caribou of Indian hunters and trappers It is also a world of boomtowns and bars, oil rigs and seismic soundings of white energy speculators, ranchers, and sports hunters Brody came to this dual world with the job of mapping the lands of northwest British Columbia as well as the way of life of a small group of Beaver Indians with a viable hunting economy living in the path of a projected oil pipeline The result is Maps and Dreams, Brody s account of his extraordinary eighteen month journey through the world of a people who have no intention of vanishing into the past In this beautifully written book, readers go on a moose hunt trap beaver mourn at a funeral drink in white bars visit camps, cabins, and traplines by pickup truck, on horseback, and on foot Brody s powerful commentary also retraces the history of the ever expanding white frontier from the first eighteenth century explorer to the wildest corporate energy dreams of the present day In the process, readers see how Indian dreams and white dreams, Indians maps and white maps, collide.

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    1. Two of the most potent stories we tell of colonialism are first that it destroyed first nations communities and second that it was ‘back then’: this book forcefully confronts and challenges both those stories while not denying the essential truth of the first or asserting the falsity of the second. Based on fieldwork in north east British Columbia in the late 1970s (and first published in 1981) this excellent book demonstrates both the extent of the contemporary assault on first nations in t [...]



    2. When Dreams CollideThe Big Boys planned to build a pipeline from Alaska down to the US Midwest, bringing energy from source to consumer. The line had to cross some hundreds of miles of British Columbia, over land that had once belonged exclusively to Indians, but which had already been invaded by trappers, sport hunters, ranchers, oil and gas explorers, loggers, drillers, and the beginnings of suburbia. By some miracle, somebody thought that it might be a good idea to see what the Indians though [...]


    3. Hugh Brody wanted to understand the history of land use. The book entails interviews of people about their historical land use, including hunting, and maps their hunting territories. For the first time, rather than showing village sites and agricultural land in maps, which Europeans would recognize as having legitimacy, he made numerous incredible maps which lend as evidence to indigenous land claims.This is important because the Canadian government only considers written documentation. Brody su [...]


    4. This was an enjoyable and eye-opening book. Brody is more than just an anthropologist; he is a skilled writer as well. This is among his earliest works, and I am told that his skill really took wings as he released subsequent books. His book, The Other Side of Eden: Hunters, Farmers, and the Shaping of the World is reputed to be really excellent; if he wrote this well early on, I'm convinced I want to read his highest-rated book as well. I have it on my "To Be Read" list.Brody was sent to live a [...]


    5. A very moving examination of a way of life under threat from the continuing White settlement and commercial expansion and exploitation of natural resources in northeast British Columbia, Canada. Brody's insight is coloured by his 18 month sojourn with the First Nation bands of the area. The chapters alternate between his beautifully and respectfully written accounts of various key moments in the annual season, with relevant essays exploring in some detail the different aspects of the historic be [...]


    6. A very disturbing read about traditional life ways, industrialization, white would-be "sportsmen", pipelines and the ever-decreasing lands of aboriginal people in British Columbia. This sums it up: "The Indians' maps are in the way of the white men's dreams". Aboriginal people have always had and still have a viable traditional economy with hunting and trapping, and although Canada keeps talking about pluralism, multiculturalism it does not , in practice, have the room for another type of econom [...]


    7. This was a good read but not as broad in scope as Brody's other book. It was written earlier and is more of a specific case study than a big picture kind of book. Still, a good read.


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