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Author Harring, Sidney L., 1947-

Title White Man's Law : Native People in Nineteenth-Century Canadian Jurisprudence
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (467 pages)
Series Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
Contents Introduction -- 1. 'The privilege of British justice' : colonialism and native rights -- 2. 'A condescension lost on those people' : the Six Nations' Grand River lands, 1784-1860 -- 3. 'The common law is not part savage and part civilived' : Chief Justice John Beverley Robinson and native rights -- 4. 'The migration of these simple people from equity to law' : native rights in Ontario courts -- 5. 'Entirely independent in their villages' : criminal law and Indians in Upper Canada -- 6. 'A more than usually degraded Indian type' : St Catherine's Milling and Indian title cases -- 7. 'Canadian courts are open to enforce their contracts' : Canadian law and the legal culture of Ontario Indians -- 8. 'The Indians are a perseverant race' : Indian law in Quebec and Atlantic Canada -- 9. 'Can we be free under the law of Queen Victoria on top of our law?' : Indians and the law in British Columbia -- 10. 'The enforcement of the extreme penalty' : Canadian law and the Ojibwa-Cree spirit world -- 11. 'No recognized law' : Canadian law and the Prairie Indians -- Conclusion
Summary In this sweeping re-investigation of Canadian legal history, Harring shows that Canada has historically dispossessed Aboriginal peoples of even the most basic civil rights
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Subject Indians of North America -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Canada -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442683368