The laws and the land : the settler colonial invasion of Kahnawà:ke in nineteenth-century Canada /

As the settler state of Canada expanded into Indigenous lands, two traditions clashed in a bruising series of asymmetrical encounters over land use and ownership. One site of conflict was Kahnawà:ke. The Laws and the Land delineates the route from pre-contact and early contact ways of sharing the...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Rück, Daniel (Professor) (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Vancouver : UBC Press for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, [2021].
Series:Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • KahnawaÌ€:ke and Canada : relationships of laws and lands
  • "Whereas the Seigniory of Sault St. Louis is the property of the Iroquois Nation" : dissidents, property, and power, 1790-1815
  • "Out of the beaten track" : before the railroad, 1815-50
  • "In what legal anarchy will questions of property soon find themselves" : the era of confederation, 1850-75
  • "The consequences of this promiscuous ownership" : wood and the Indian Act, 1867-83
  • "Equal to an ordnance map of the old country" : the Walbank survey, 1880-93
  • "It is necessary to follow the customs of the reserve which is contrary to law" : rupture and continuity, 1885-1900
  • Conclusion.