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The Resource Hunger, horses, and government men : criminal law on the aboriginal plains, 1870-1905, Shelley A.M. Gavigan

Hunger, horses, and government men : criminal law on the aboriginal plains, 1870-1905, Shelley A.M. Gavigan

Label
Hunger, horses, and government men : criminal law on the aboriginal plains, 1870-1905
Title
Hunger, horses, and government men
Title remainder
criminal law on the aboriginal plains, 1870-1905
Statement of responsibility
Shelley A.M. Gavigan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Scholars often accept without question that Canada's Indian Act (1876) criminalized First Nations. In this illuminating book, Shelley Gavigan argues that the notion of criminalization captures neither the complexities of Aboriginal participation in the courts nor the significance of the Indian Act as a form of law. Gavigan uses records of ordinary cases from the lower courts and insights from critical criminology and traditional legal history to interrogate state formation and criminal law in the Saskatchewan region of the North-West Territories between 1870 and 1905. By focusing on Aboriginal people's participation in the courts rather than on narrow legal categories such as 'the state' and 'the accused, ' Gavigan allows Aboriginal defendants, witnesses, and informants to emerge in vivid detail and tell the story in their own terms. Their experiences -- captured in court files, police and penitentiary records, and newspaper accounts -- reveal that the criminal law and the Indian Act operated in complex and contradictory ways. By showing that the criminal courts were as likely to include acts of mediation as coercion, Hunger, Horses, and Government Men takes the study of criminal law and criminalization in a new direction, one that challenges conventional wisdom and popular images of relations of power and discrimination in the courts"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
STF
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Gavigan, Shelley A. M
Dewey number
345.71/00897
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Text in Englsih
LC call number
KE7722.C75
LC item number
G385 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
Series statement
Law & society,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Criminal law
  • Criminal courts
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Native peoples
  • Native peoples
  • LAW
  • Criminal courts
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal law
  • Indians of North America
  • Saskatchewan
  • Droit pénal
  • Tribunaux criminels
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Autochtones
  • Justice pénale
  • Autochtones
  • Indigenous peoples in Canada
  • Indigenes Volk
  • Strafrecht
  • Minderheitenrecht
  • Saskatchewan
Label
Hunger, horses, and government men : criminal law on the aboriginal plains, 1870-1905, Shelley A.M. Gavigan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: One Warrior's Legal History -- Legally Framing the Plains and the First Nations -- "Of Course No One Saw Them": Aboriginal Accused in the Criminal Court -- "Prisoner Never Gave Me Anything for What He Done": Aboriginal Voices in the Criminal Court -- "Make a Better Indian of Him": Indian Policy and the Criminal Court -- Six Women, Six Stories -- Conclusion -- Afterword: A Methodological Note on Sources and Data
Control code
1037928002
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780774822541
Lccn
cn2012903971
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037928002
Label
Hunger, horses, and government men : criminal law on the aboriginal plains, 1870-1905, Shelley A.M. Gavigan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: One Warrior's Legal History -- Legally Framing the Plains and the First Nations -- "Of Course No One Saw Them": Aboriginal Accused in the Criminal Court -- "Prisoner Never Gave Me Anything for What He Done": Aboriginal Voices in the Criminal Court -- "Make a Better Indian of Him": Indian Policy and the Criminal Court -- Six Women, Six Stories -- Conclusion -- Afterword: A Methodological Note on Sources and Data
Control code
1037928002
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780774822541
Lccn
cn2012903971
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037928002

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