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dc.contributor.advisorWheeler, Winona
dc.contributor.authorKrasowski, Sheldon Kirk
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-01T19:39:25Z
dc.date.available2012-10-01T19:39:25Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10294/3575
dc.descriptioniv, 299 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis looks at the historical period of treaty-making in Western Canada when six numbered treaties were negotiated between Canada and the Anishnabeg, Cree, Saulteaux, and Assiniboine Nations between 1871 and 1876. The main interpretation of treaty-making during this period is that the treaty commissioners and Indigenous leadership experienced “cultural misunderstandings” and that Euro-Canadian witnesses to treaty did not understand the treaty relationship. As a result, most of the eyewitness accounts by Euro-Canadian fur traders, missionaries, journalists, settlers and government representatives have been ignored by historians. This thesis argues against cultural misunderstandings and shows that Euro-Canadian negotiators and eyewitnesses clearly understood the roles and responsibilities in the treaty relationship. Violations of treaty did occur as new settlers moved into treaty territory and government representatives became more concerned about financial restrictions than the promises made during the negotiations. However, during the treaty-making period, Euro-Canadians understood their obligations under the treaty relationship. This thesis analyzes previously underutilized primary documents and re-evaluates standard sources on the numbered treaties to show that during the treaty-making period, Euro-Canadians understood the expectations of Indigenous peoples in the treaty relationship.en_US
dc.description.uriA Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, University of Regina. iv, 299 l. : mapen
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFaculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Reginaen_US
dc.subject.lcshIndians of North America--Prairie Provinces--Treaties--History--19th century
dc.subject.lcshIndians of North America--Prairie Provinces--Treaties--History--19th century--Sources
dc.subject.lcshIndians of North America--Prairie Provinces--Treaties--History--19th century--Personal narratives
dc.subject.lcshIndians of North America--Prairie Provinces--Government relations--History--19th century--Sources
dc.titleMediating the numbered treaties: eyewitness accounts of treaties between the Crown and Indigenous Peoples, 1871-1876.en_US
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.authorstatusStudenten
dc.description.peerreviewyesen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Reginaen
thesis.degree.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrennan, William
dc.contributor.committeememberPitsula, James, M.
dc.contributor.committeememberStonechild, Blair
dc.contributor.externalexaminerCoates, Ken
dc.identifier.tcnumberTC-SRU-3575
dc.identifier.thesisurlhttp://ourspace.uregina.ca/bitstream/handle/10294/3575/Krasowski_Sheldon_Phd_History_Fall2011.pdf


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