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Author Cole, Douglas, 1938-1997.

Title An iron hand upon the people : the law against the Potlatch on the Northwest Coast / Douglas Cole & Ira Chaikin
Published Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre ; Seattle, Wash. : University of Washington Press, [1990]
©1990

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Description 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents "A very complex institution" -- "A worse than useless custom" -- "The law is as weak as a baby" -- "The very best discretion" -- "The incorrigible Kwakiutl" -- "Those who breach the law must be punished" -- "The potlatch is killed" -- "All we want is justice" -- "Acts of Christian charity" -- "Advancing in a civilized world" -- "What is best for the Indians."
Summary Re-examination of the history of the potlatch, the law and the Indians response to the legislation. Despite being subjected to a paternalism that became increasingly authoritarian, British Columbia's Indians remained significant participants in their own cultural destiny
Analysis Indians of North America Legal status, laws, etc Northwest Coast of North America
Indians of North America Northwest Coast of North America Government relations
Indians of North America Northwest Coast of North America Rites and ceremonies
Potlatch Northwest Coast of North America
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references: pages [213]-223
Subject Indians of North America -- Government relations.
Indians of North America -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Northwest Coast of North America.
Indians of North America -- British Columbia -- Government relations.
Indians of North America -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- British Columbia.
Indians of North America -- British Columbia -- Rites and ceremonies.
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America -- Government relations.
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America -- Rites and ceremonies.
Potlatch -- Northwest Coast of North America.
Potlatch.
Author Chaikin, Ira.
LC no. cn 90091391
ISBN 0295970502 (University of Washington Press)
0295974494 (paperback: University of Washington Press)
0888946953 (Douglas & McIntyre)
1550544055 (paperback: Douglas & McIntyre)