Maps & Dreams: Indians and the British Columbia Frontier

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The Canadian subarctic is a world of forest, prairie, and muskeg; of rainbow trout, moose, and caribou; of Indian hunters and trappers. It is also a world of boomtowns and bars, oil rigs and seismic soundings; of white energy speculators, ranchers, and sports hunters. Brody came to this dual world with the job of "mapping" the lands of northwest British Columbia as well as the way of life of a small group of Beaver Indians with a viable hunting economy living in the path of a projected oil pipeline. The result is Maps and Dreams, Brody's account of his extraordinary eighteen-month journey through the world of a people who have no intention of vanishing into the past. In this beautifully written book, readers go on a moose hunt; trap beaver; mourn at a funeral; drink in white bars; visit camps, cabins, and traplines by pickup truck, on horseback, and on foot. Brody's powerful commentary also retraces the history of the ever-expanding white frontier from the first eighteenth-century explorer to the wildest corporate energy dreams of the present day. In the process, readers see how Indian dreams and white dreams, Indians maps and white maps, collide.

Titles of related interest available from Waveland Press: Balikci, The Netsilik Eskimo (ISBN 9780881334357); Jarvenpa, Northern Passage: Ethnography and Apprenticeship among the Subarctic Dene (ISBN 9780881339901); Kawagley, A Yupiaq Worldview: A Pathway to Ecology and Spirit, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577663843); and Ziker, Peoples of the Tundra: Northern Siberians in the Post-Communist Transition (ISBN 9781577662129).

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Hugh Brody is a writer, anthropologist and filmmaker. He has taught philosophy at Queens University, Belfast, geography at McGill University and social anthropology at Cambridge. His films include 1919, On Indian Land, Hunters and Bombers, Time Immemorial and The Washing of Tears. His fieldwork in the High Arctic in the 1970s formed the basis for a television movie and a book, The Peoples Land, and several films.

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"Eloquent." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Privileged as few whites have been, Brody took part in several hunts during his stay. His accounts of these expeditions are stirring and dramatic . . . when he writes of Indian life, his prose sparkles." -- Washington Post

"This is a wonderful book, as unique and quietly successful as the way of life it describes." --Maclean's

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