Liberalism, Surveillance, and Resistance: Indigenous communities in Western Canada, 1877-1927 (The West Unbound: Social and Cultural Studies)

Liberalism, Surveillance, and Resistance: Indigenous communities in Western Canada, 1877-1927 (The West Unbound: Social and Cultural Studies)

Keith D. Smith


Canada is frequently provided as a rustic the place liberalism has ensured freedom and equality for all. but with the growth of settlers into the 1st countries territories that grew to become southern Alberta and BC, liberalism proved to be an exclusionary instead of inclusionary strength. among 1877 and 1927, govt officers, law enforcement officials, church representatives, usual settlers, and so forth operated to exclude and reform Indigenous humans. featuring Anglo-Canadian liberal capitalist values and constructions and pursuits as basic, normal, and past reproach devalued almost each point of Indigenous cultures. This booklet explores the ability used to facilitate and justify colonization, their results on Indigenous fiscal, political, social, and non secular lives, and the way they have been resisted.

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