As a person of First Nation ancestry I cannot help but wonder if the failure of Caucasian Americans and Canadians to reveal and teach about the horrors their ancestors carried out against North American First Nation Peoples is a deliberate cover-up, or an indication they hold within their minds a notion the life of a First Nation person is valueless - not worthy of human considerations. The latter is probably the more plausible, because it is an unchallengeable fact that the crimes against humanity committed against our peoples over the centuries by people of European descent are not viewed with the same abhorrence by Caucasians that such crimes against other races of people are viewed.If such were the case there would be unconditional condemnation of it, and the knowledge would be readily available and taught in schools. - From the introduction. This updated edition incorporates Daniel Paul's ongoing research. It clearly and profoundly shows that the horrors of history still rain upon the First Nations people of the present.
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DANIEL PAUL is an ardent spokesperson and activist for human rights. He holds, among many awards, an honorary degree in Letters, Universite Sainte-Anne, Church Point, Nova Scotia, is scheduled to be inducted into the Order of Canada in the fall of 2006 and is a member of the Order of Nova Scotia.
1. Civilization, Democracy and Government 2. Mi'Kmaq Social Values and Economy 3. European Greed and the Mi'Kmaq Resolve to Fight 4. Persecution, War, Alliance and Terrorism 5. The Treaty of 1725 and Proclamations 6. Flawed Peace and the Treaty of 1749 7. More Bounties for Human Scalps and the Treaty of 1752 8. The Futile Search for a Just Peace, 1752-1761 9. Burying of the Hatchet Ceremony of 1761 and the Royal Proclamation of 1763 10. Dispossession and the Imposition of Poverty 11. The Edge of Extinction 12. Confederation and the Indian Act 13. Twentieth-Century Racism and Centralization 14. The Struggle for Freedom o Afterword
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