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Fish, law, and colonialism [electronic resource] : the legal capture of salmon in British Columbia / Douglas C. Harris.

By: Harris, Douglas C. (Douglas Colebrook).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (ix, 306 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781442674912 (electronic bk.); 1442674911 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Indians of North America -- Fishing -- Law and legislation -- British Columbia -- History | Salmon fisheries -- Law and legislation -- British Columbia -- History | Saumons -- P�eche commerciale -- Droit -- Colombie-Britannique -- Histoire | Indiens d'Am�erique -- P�eche -- Droit -- Colombie-Britannique -- Histoire | Am�erindien | Droit | Droits des autochtones | Histoire | Industrie de la p�eche | P�eche commerciale | Saumon du Pacifique | Colombie-Britannique (Province) | Saumons -- P�eche commerciale -- Droit -- Canada -- Colombie-Britannique (Canada) -- Histoire | Indiens -- P�eche -- Canada -- Colombie-Britannique (Canada) | LAW / MilitaryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Fish, law, and colonialism.DDC classification: 343.711/07692756 Online resources: EBSCOhost Review: "Pacific salmon fisheries, owned and managed by Aboriginal peoples, were transformed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by commercial and sport fisheries backed by the Canadian state and its law. Through detailed case studies of the conflicts over fish weirs on the Cowichan and Babine rivers, Douglas Harris describes the evolving legal apparatus that dispossessed Aboriginal people of their fisheries. Building upon themes developed in literatures on state law and local custom, and on law and colonialism, he examines the controversial nature of the colonial encounter at the local level. In doing so, Harris reveals the many divisions both within and among government departments, local setter societies, and Aboriginal communities." "Drawing on government records, statute books, case reports, newspapers, missionary papers, and secondary anthropological literature to explore the roots of the continuing conflict over the salmon fishery, Harris has produced a timely legal and historical study of law as contested terrain in the legal capture of Aboriginal salmon fisheries in British Columbia."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-292) and index.

"Pacific salmon fisheries, owned and managed by Aboriginal peoples, were transformed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by commercial and sport fisheries backed by the Canadian state and its law. Through detailed case studies of the conflicts over fish weirs on the Cowichan and Babine rivers, Douglas Harris describes the evolving legal apparatus that dispossessed Aboriginal people of their fisheries. Building upon themes developed in literatures on state law and local custom, and on law and colonialism, he examines the controversial nature of the colonial encounter at the local level. In doing so, Harris reveals the many divisions both within and among government departments, local setter societies, and Aboriginal communities." "Drawing on government records, statute books, case reports, newspapers, missionary papers, and secondary anthropological literature to explore the roots of the continuing conflict over the salmon fishery, Harris has produced a timely legal and historical study of law as contested terrain in the legal capture of Aboriginal salmon fisheries in British Columbia."--Jacket.

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