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Call# BA B74 M3
Title Mapping them 'out': Euro-Canadian cartography and the appropriation of First Nation's territories in British Columbia, 1793-1916.
Author Brealey, Kenneth George
Summary "...as elements in a wider institutional network, organized and reified by actors in pursuit of certain goals, maps serve to not only sustain, but actively create, territorial interests. In a colonial context, moreover, maps can arrest and de-legitimize the territorialization of some cultural groups even while they enfranchise and legitimize that of others. Maps function, on this view, as ideological weapons. In this thesis I use a 'materialist hermeneutic' to interpret and understand the way in which maps made by European discoverers, explorers, and colonizers during the imperial and (post)colonial periods helped actualize the territorial dispossession of the (Ab)original inhabitants of what is now British Columbia. Beginning with the charts of George Vancouver and Alexander Mackenzie, and finishing with the reserve plans of the 1916 Royal Commission, I illustrate this thesis by tracing the cartographic encirclement of the First Nations of the northwest coast between 1793 and 1916." taken from the provided abstract, p. iii.
Object Name MA Thesis
Subjects Maps
Survey maps
Reserve maps
Land claims and title
McKenna-McBride Commision
Reserves--Sto:lo
History--Sto:lo traditional territory
Pub Date 1995