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Author Sandlos, John, 1970-

Title Hunters at the margin : Native people and wildlife conservation in the Northwest Territories / John Sandlos ; foreword by Graeme Wynn
Published Vancouver : UBC Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 333 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Series Nature, history, society
Nature, history, society.
Contents Foreword: The enigmatic North / Graeme Wynn -- Introduction: Wildlife and Canadian history -- Making space for wood bison -- Control on the range -- Pastoral dreams -- The polar ox -- La foule! La foule! -- To save the wild caribou -- The caribou crisis
Summary "In the late nineteenth century, to the alarm of government conservationists, the North American plains bison population collapsed. Yet large herds of other big game animals still roamed the Northwest Territories, and Aboriginal people depended on them for food and clothing." "Hunters at the Margin examines the conflict in the Northwest Territories between Native hunters and conservationists over three big game species: the wood bison, the muskox, and the caribou. John Sandlos argues that the introduction of game regulations, national parks, and game sanctuaries was central to the assertion of state authority over the traditional hunting cultures of the Dene and Inuit. His archival research undermines the assumption that conservationists were motivated solely by enlightened preservationism, revealing instead that commercial interests were integral to wildlife management in Canada."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-323) and index
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Subject Big game hunting -- Northwest Territories -- History -- 20th century.
Subsistence hunting -- Northwest Territories -- History -- 20th century.
Wildlife conservation -- Government policy -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Wildlife conservation -- Northwest Territories -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0774855886 (electronic bk.)
9780774855884 (electronic bk.)