The Ojibwa of Southern Ontario / / Peter S. Schmalz.
The 0jibwa have lived in Ontario longer than any other ethnic group. Until now, however, their history has never been fully recorded. Peter Schmalz offers a sweeping account of the 0jibwa in which he corrects many long-standing historical errors and fills in numerous gaps in their story. His narrati...
|Superior document:||Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter University of Toronto Press eBook-Package Archive 1933-1999|
|Place / Publishing House:||Toronto : : University of Toronto Press, ,  |
|Year of Publication:||2022|
|Physical Description:||1 online resource (334 p.)|
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|Other title:||Frontmatter --|
1 INTRODUCTION 'We Are Not Brutes To Be Whipped into Duty' --
2 CONQUEST 'By the Power of the Great Serpent' --
3 THE GOLDEN AGE 'Our Warriors Make the Earth Tremble' --
4 THE BEAVER WAR 'You Have Not Yet Conquered Us!' --
5 THE PEACEFUL CONQUEST 'We Have Melted Away Like Snow' --
6 THE SURRENDERS 'You Have Swept Away All Our Pleasant Lands' --
7 EARLY RESERVES 'We Must Go Begging' --
8 RESERVE STAGNATION 'We Are under a Dictatorship' --
9 THE RENAISSANCE 'There Is a Strong Spirit of Revival' --
10 CONCLUSION 'Native Issues Will Come to the Forefront in the 1990s' --
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY --
PICTURE CREDITS --
|Summary:||The 0jibwa have lived in Ontario longer than any other ethnic group. Until now, however, their history has never been fully recorded. Peter Schmalz offers a sweeping account of the 0jibwa in which he corrects many long-standing historical errors and fills in numerous gaps in their story. His narrative is based as much on Ojibwa oral tradition as on the usual historical sources.Beginning with life as it was before the arrival of Europeans in North America, Schmalz describes the peaceful commercial trade of the 0jibwa hunters and fishers with the Iroquois. Later, when the Five Nations Iroquois attacked various groups in southern Ontario in the mid-seventeenth century, the 0jibwa were the only Indians to defeat them, thereby disproving the myth of Iroquois invincibility.In the eighteenth century the Ojibwa entered their golden age, enjoying the benefits of close alliance with both the French and the English. But with those close ties came an increasing dependence on European guns, tools, and liquor at the expense of the older way of life. The English defeat of the French in 1759 changed the nature of 0jibwa society, as did the Beaver War (better known as the Pontiac Uprising) they fought against the English a few years later. In his account of that war, Schmalz offers a new assessment of the role of Pontiac and the Toronto chief Wabbicommicot.The fifty years following the Beaver War brought bloodshed and suffering at the hands of the English and United Empire Loyalists. The reserve system and the establishment of special schools, intended to destroy the Indian culture and assimilate the Ojibwa into mainstream society, failed to meet those objectives.The twentieth century has seen something of an Ojibwa renaissance. Schmalz shows how Ojibwa participation in two world wars led to a desire to change conditions at home. Today the Ojibwa are gaining some control over their children's education, their reserves, and their culture.|
|Format:||Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.|
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