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By J.R. Miller

One of Canada's longest unresolved matters is the historic and present-day failure of the country's governments to acknowledge treaties made among Aboriginal peoples and the Crown. Compact, agreement, Covenant is well known historian of Native-newcomer family members J.R. Miller's exploration and clarification of greater than 4 centuries of treaty-making. the 1st historic account of treaty-making in Canada, Miller untangles the complex threads of treaties, pacts, and preparations with the Hudson's Bay corporation and the Crown, in addition to sleek treaties to supply a remarkably transparent and complete assessment of this little-understood and very important relationship.

overlaying every thing from pre-contact Aboriginal treaties to modern agreements in Nunavut and up to date treaties negotiated lower than the British Columbia Treaty procedure, Miller emphasizes either local and non-Native motivations in negotiating, the impression of treaties at the peoples concerned, and the teachings which are proper to Native-newcomer family at the present time. available and informative, Compact, agreement, Covenant is a much-needed background of the evolution of treaty-making and may be required examining for many years to come.

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