Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, And the Loss of Indigenous Life by James Daschuk

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Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, And the Loss of Indigenous Life by James Daschuk
Opening by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair
Foreword by Elizabeth A Fenn

8vo. pp. 362. map & b/w illustrations. bibliography. index. wrs. Regina: University of Regina Press, [2019].

New Edition.

New.

ISBN-10: 0889772967 / ISBN-13: 9780889776227


"REQUIRED READING FOR ALL CANADIANS" - Candace Savage, author of A Geography of Blood


Clearing the Plains is a tour de force that dismantles and destroys the view that Canada has a special claim to humanity in its treatment of Indigenous peoples. Daschuk shows how infectious diseases and state-supported starvation combined to create a creeping, relentless catastrophe that persists to the present day. The prose is gripping, the analysis is incisive, and the narrative is so chilling that it leaves its reader stunned and disturbed. For days after reading it, I was unable to shake a profound sense of sorrow. This is fearless, evidence-driven history at its finest. ” —Elizabeth A. Fenn, author of Pox Americana 

 

Named "one of the most important books of the twenty-first century" by the Literary Review of Canada and "Book of the Year" by The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, the Writers' Trust, and booksellers across Canada, Clearing the Plains is a winner of the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, the Clio Prize, the Aboriginal History Book Prize, and five Saskatchewan Book Awards. This new editions contains an opening by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, a foreword by
Elizabeth A Fenn, and contributions by leading scholars commenting on the books remarkable influence.