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Description - The Dakota of the Canadian Northwest by Peter Douglas Elias

By demonstrating the great flexibility of the Dakota in adapting to the trying economic circumstances of their environment, The Dakota of the Canadian Northwest has given us a significant example of the cultural tenacity and economic ingenuity of one aboriginal group. When the Dakota came to the Red River area in 1862, they brought with them their skills in hunting and gathering, fishing and farming. These bands faced common barriers, but responded to them differently. Some bands established themselves as commercial farmers, one band based its economy on the traditional pursuits of hunting, fishing, and gathering, another adopted an economic strategy based on livestock production and the sale of labour. The Dakota at Portage la Prairie and Prince Albert were almost exclusively urban and rural wage labourers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780889771352
ISBN-10: 0889771359
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 262
Imprint: University of Regina Press
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: Canada

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