A Narrow Vision

UBC PressSKU: 0774804203

Author:
E. Brian Titley
Grade Levels:
Twelve, College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
245
Publisher:
UBC Press
Copyright Data:
1986

Price:
Sale price$47.95

Description

A Narrow Vision: Duncan Campbell Scott and the Administration of Indian Affairs in Canada by E Brian Titley, associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge, chronicles Duncan Campbell Scott's career in the Department of Indian Affairs and evaluates developments in Native health, education, and welfare between 1880 and 1932. He shows how Scott's response to challenges such as the making of treaties in northern Ontario, land claims in British Columbia, and the status of the Six Nations of the Grand River caused persistent difficulties and made Scott's term of office a turbulent one. Scott could never accept that First Nations had legitimate grievances and held adamantly to the view that his department knew best. A well-known member of the circle of Confederation poets, Duncan Campbell Scott is generally considered a kind-hearted and sympathetic portrayer of the nobility of the Canadian Indian. But his real belief about the conditions and future of Canada's Native people is revealed in his official writings during his long tenure as Deputy Superintendent General of Indian Affairs.

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