The Mi'kmaq nation and the embodiment of political ideologies : Ni'kmaq, protocol and treaty negotiations of the eighteenth century

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dc.contributor.advisor McGee, Harold Franklin
dc.contributor.advisor Reid, John G., 1948-
dc.coverage.spatial Maritime Provinces
dc.creator Francis, Rosalie Marie, 1968-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:37Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.other E99 M6 F73 2003
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22721
dc.description iii, 206 leaves : maps ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 200-206).
dc.description Also available online.
dc.description.abstract During the eighteenth century, the Mi'kmaq Nation entered into a series of peace and friendship treaties with the British which established a political and legal relationship between themselves and the British crown. Mi'kmaq leaders entered into the treaties for specific reasons; however, no written Mi'kmaq record exists which clearly outlines the Mi'kmaq leadership's intention when they negotiated the treaties. This thesis analyzes the political processes and logic behind Mi'kmaq leaders' desire to enter into the treaties, and the various aspects of Mi'kmaq society, including cultural and social norms which perpetuated political structures, leadership and political ideologies. The political leaders, their families and social relationships are identified, demonstrating the political role in which Ni'kmaq (kin-relations) played in the political environment of the eighteenth century. The negotiations which led up to the signing of the treaties are also presented, providing further evidence that Mi'kmaq cultural and social norms supported political ideologies, structures and actions of leaders and shaped the treaty making process they undertook with the British.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc E99.M6
dc.subject.lcsh Micmac Indians -- Maritime Provinces -- History -- 18th century
dc.subject.lcsh Micmac Indians -- Maritime Provinces -- Social life and conditions -- 18th century
dc.subject.lcsh Micmac Indians -- Maritime Provinces -- Politics and Government -- 18th century
dc.subject.lcsh Micmac Indians -- Government relations
dc.subject.lcsh Micmac Indians -- Treaties
dc.title The Mi'kmaq nation and the embodiment of political ideologies : Ni'kmaq, protocol and treaty negotiations of the eighteenth century
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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