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Hunting and the Quest for Power: The James Bay Cree and Whitemen in the 20th Century

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dc.contributor.author Feit, Harvey A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Morrison, R.B. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wilson, Carl en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:24:31Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:24:31Z
dc.date.issued 1995 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-17 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-17 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/52
dc.description.abstract "This chapter has been called 'Hunting and the Quest for Power' because it is about different quests for power and how they have interacted in the recent history of the James Bay region of northern Quebec. The key terms of this title are ambiguous; hunting means different things to the Cree than it does for other Canadians, and so, too, with power. The quest for power is a metaphor the Cree might use for the life of a hunter; it is also a metaphor Euro- Canadians might use for the goals of both northern developers and government bureaucracies. ... "When the Cree began their opposition to the James Bay hydroelectric scheme in 1972, they asked if I would present some of the results of my research to the courts and then use them in the negotiations. It was an unexpected happenstance that my study proved to be of some use to the Cree, and one for which I was thankful. I served as an adviser to the Cree organizations during the negotiation and implementation of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, regularly from 1973 through 1978, and on an occasional basis thereafter. This took me into a new set of interests in the relationship of the Cree to the government and toward a deeper interest in Cree history. The results of some of these experiences are described in the latter parts of this chapter." en_US
dc.publisher McCelland & Stewart en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Native Peoples: The Canadian Experience en_US
dc.subject indigenous institutions--history en_US
dc.subject hunters and gatherers--history en_US
dc.subject energy en_US
dc.subject Cree (North American people)--history en_US
dc.title Hunting and the Quest for Power: The James Bay Cree and Whitemen in the 20th Century en_US
dc.type Book Chapter en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country Canada en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.submitter.email efcastle@indiana.edu en_US

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