Oppression in the shadows : the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia and the development of Indian Affairs, 1760-1950

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dc.contributor.advisor Twohig, Peter
dc.creator McNutt, Brianna Grace
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-14T14:08:37Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-14T14:08:37Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.other E99 M6 M353 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/29408
dc.description 207 leaves ; 29 cm
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 196-207).
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a political history of the development of the Department of Indian Affairs (DIA) in Nova Scotia. Rather than position assimilation as the central objective of the DIA, this research proposes that protecting the capital interests of the government was the DIA’s purpose. Four distinct periods of colonialism in Nova Scotia are examined to demonstrate the fluctuating priorities of the DIA. This examination reveals how the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia consistently experienced government oppression through neglect rather than control or surveillance. By questioning the validity of our national historiography on Indians Affairs, a broader understanding of colonialism is created. Positioning the protection of capital as the DIA’s core objective also allows for the Maritime region to be included in Canada’s history of Indian Affairs and colonization, rather than isolating it as an outlier. en_CA
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dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc E99.M6
dc.subject.lcsh Canada. Department of Indian Affairs -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Indigenous peoples -- Nova Scotia -- Government relations -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Micmac Indians -- Nova Scotia -- Government relations -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Micmac Indians -- Nova Scotia -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Micmac Indians -- Colonization -- Nova Scotia
dc.title Oppression in the shadows : the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia and the development of Indian Affairs, 1760-1950 en_CA
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thesis.degree.name Master of Arts of 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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