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Fragile Settlements: Aboriginal Peoples, Law, and Resistance in South-West Australia and Prairie Canada (Law and Society)

Amanda Nettelbeck

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ISBN 10: 0774830891 / ISBN 13: 9780774830898
Published by UBC Press, 2016
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Title: Fragile Settlements: Aboriginal Peoples, Law...

Publisher: UBC Press

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Edition: Reprint.

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Fragile Settlements compares the processes through which British colonial authority was asserted over Indigenous peoples in southwest Australia and prairie Canada from the 1830s to the early twentieth century. At the start of this period, as a humanitarian response to settlers' increased demand for land, Britain's Colonial Office moved to protect Indigenous peoples by making them subjects under British law. This book highlights the parallels and divergences between these connected British frontiers by examining how colonial actors and institutions interpreted and applied the principle of law in their interaction with Indigenous peoples "on the ground."

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Fragile Settlements compares the historical processes through which British colonial authority was asserted over Indigenous people in southwest Australia and prairie Canada from the 1830s to the early twentieth century.

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