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Author Lackenbauer, P. Whitney.

Title Battle grounds : the Canadian military and aboriginal lands / P. Whitney Lackenbauer
Published Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 350 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Series Studies in Canadian military history, 1499-6251
Studies in Canadian military history. 1499-6251
Contents A road to nowhere? The search for sites in British Columbia, 1907-30 -- Governmental uncertainty: the militia and the Sarcee Reserve, 1908-39 -- 'Pay no attention to Sero': imperial flying training at Tyendinaga, 1917-18 -- The thin edge of a wedge? The British Commonwealth air training plan and Aboriginal lands, 1940-45 -- Combined operation: creating Camp Ipperwash, 1942-45 -- The Cold War at Cold Lake: the Primrose Lake air weapons range, 1951-65 -- Into the driver's seat? The Department of National Defence and the Sarcee Band, 1945-82 -- Renegotiating relationships: competing claims in the 1970s and 1980s -- Closing out the century
Summary "Base closures, use of airspace for weapons testing and low-level flying, environmental awareness, and Aboriginal land claims have focused attention in recent years on the use of Native lands for military training. But is the military's interest in Aboriginal lands new? Battle Grounds analyzes a century of government-Aboriginal interaction and negotiation to explore how the Canadian military came to use Aboriginal lands for training. It examines what the process reveals about the larger and evolving relationship between governments and Native communities, and how increasing Aboriginal assertiveness and activism have affected the issue."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 330-340) and index
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Subject Indians of North America -- Land tenure -- Canada.
Indians of North America -- Canada -- Claims.
Indians of North America -- Canada -- Government relations.
Canada -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Claims.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0774855266 (electronic bk.)
9780774855266 (electronic bk.)