Colonial genocide in indigenous North America
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

Woolford, Andrew John, Benvenuto, Jeff, Hinton, Alexander Laban, Fontaine, Theodore
"This important collection of essays expands the geographic, demographic, and analytic scope of the term genocide to encompass the effects of colonialism and settler colonialism in North America. Colonists made multiple and interconnected attempts to destroy Indigenous peoples as groups. The contributors examine these efforts through the lens of genocide. Considering some of the most destructive aspects of the colonization and subsequent settlement of North America, several essays address Indigenous boarding school systems imposed by both the Canadian and U.S. governments in attempts to "civilize" or "assimilate" Indigenous children. Contributors examine some of the most egregious assaults on Indigenous peoples and the natural environment, including massacres, land appropriation, the spread of disease, the near-extinction of the buffalo, and forced political restructuring of Indigenous communities. Assessing the record of these appalling events, the contributors maintain that North Americans must reckon with colonial and settler colonial attempts to annihilate Indigenous peoples."

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9780822357636; 0822357631; 9780822357797; 0822357798
Forward / Theodore Fontaine -- Introduction - Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America -- Part 1 - Intersections and Trajectories -- Chapter 1 - Discipline, Territory, and the Colonial Mesh: Indigenous Boarding Schools in the United States and Canada -- Chapter 2 - Global Capital, Violence, and the Making of a Colonial Shatter Zone -- Chapter 3 - Genocide in Canada: A Relational View -- Part 2 - Erasure and Legibility -- Chapter 4 - California and Oregon's Modoc Indians: How Indigenous Resistance Camouflages Genocide in Colonial Histories -- Chapter 5 - American Folk Imperialism and Native Genocide in Southwest Oregon, 1851-1859 -- Chapter 6 - Memory, Erasure, and National Myth -- Chapter 7 - Residential School Harm and Colonial Dispossession: What's the Connection? -- Part 3 - Transformations -- Chapter 8 - The Habit of Elimination: Indigenous Child Removal in Settler Colonial Nations in the Twentieth Century -- Chapter 9 - Revisiting Choctaw Ethnocide and Ethnogenesis: The Creative Destruction of Colonial Genocide -- Chapter 10 - Political Genocide: Killing Nations through Legislation and Slow-Moving Poison -- Chapter 11 - Dispossession and Canadian Land Claims: Genocidal Implications of the Innu Nation Land Claim -- Part 4 - (Re)imaginings -- Chapter 12 - Colonial Genocide and Historical Trauma in Native North America: Complicating Contemporary Attributions -- Chapter 13 - Buffalo Genocide in Nineteenth-Century North America: "Kill, Skin, and Sell" -- Chapter 14 - Genocide in the Indian Residential Schools: Canadian History through the Lens of the UN Genocide Convention -- Afterword - Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America: A View from Critical Genocide Studies.
Includes bibliographical references and index.


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