Pokemouche Mi'kmaq and the colonial regimes

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dc.contributor.advisor Reid, John G., 1948-
dc.coverage.spatial New Brunswick
dc.creator Landry, Mark William
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-12T12:49:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-12T12:49:52Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.other E99 M6 L36 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/23719
dc.description iv, 132 leaves : maps ; 29 cm. en_CA
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 116-128).
dc.description.abstract The community of Pokemouche existed since before European contact. During the early European contact, fur traders were looking to gain as much profit as possible and made lopsided exchanges which often involved alcohol. The emphasis of the fur trade drastically changed the traditional economies of the Mi'kmaq, systematically coercing them to change from community based-lifeways to individualist economies. During the British colonial era, the Mi'kmaq were forced from their vast traditional lands into small reserves, such as Pokemouche. In 1844, New Brunswick passed an Act to dispose reserves that government officials had deemed not required for indigenous use. Pokemouche took the greatest hit, going from a vibrant traditional community to unoccupied land. Concurrently, laws helped eliminate traditional native economies, forcing the Mi'kmaq to change their means of economic survival. Some of the Pokemouche Mi'kmaq moved to neighbouring reserves while others moved into wage labour near the Pokemouche River. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University en_CA
dc.subject.lcc E99.M6
dc.subject.lcsh Micmac Indians -- New Brunswick -- Government relations
dc.subject.lcsh Micmac Indians -- New Brunswick -- History
dc.subject.lcsh New Brunswick -- History
dc.title Pokemouche Mi'kmaq and the colonial regimes en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in History
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline History
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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