By Yann Martel
From the mailbox of the top Minister's workplace for your bookshelf, an inventory of greater than a hundred books that each Canadian should still learn. This principally one-sided correspondence from the "loneliest publication membership within the world" is a compendium for bibliophiles and people who persist with the Canadian political scene. clever, subversive, signed, sealed, and now to be had to you...even in case your handle isn't eighty Wellington road.
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Bradley, “Characteristics, Habits and Customs of the Blackfeet Indians,” Contributions to the Historical Society of Montana 9 (1923): 278. James H. Bradley, “Affairs at Fort Benton,” Contributions to the Historical Society of Montana 3 (1900): 221. Dempsey, Blackfoot Winter Count, 15. 55/4, 360, Provincial Archives of Manitoba. Hugh A. , “Simpson’s Essay on the Blackfoot, 1841,” Alberta History 38, no. 1 (Winter 1990): 4. 159/a/17, 2, Provincial Archives of Manitoba. Arthur J. Ray, “Smallpox: The Epidemic of 1837–38,” The Beaver 306, no.
68 With the arrival of the Mounted Police in 1874 and the subsequent immigration of English-speaking settlers, St. Albert was ill-equipped to maintain the French language domination of the area. This was not due entirely to the smallpox epidemic, but the setback in population did not make the tasks of the Oblate priests any easier. One of the side effects of the 1837 and 1869 epidemics was to create the legend of the smallpox blanket. According to this tale – which has had wide circulation in the native community – white people deliberately set out smallpox-ridden blankets in order to destroy the Indian population.
Also, time was needed to rebuild their depleted populations, but in the meantime, those less affected by the disease, notably the Crees, were able to invade enemy hunting grounds with ease. In Alberta, the Blackfoot tribe found it expedient to withdraw from the Battle River and centre its attention on the Bow River and Blackfoot Crossing. The devastated Assiniboines tended to migrate southward into Montana and left much of the southwestern Saskatchewan plains to the Crees. ” 41 Thirty years were to pass before the next – and ﬁnal – smallpox epidemic swept the Canadian plains.
101 Letters to a Prime Minister: The Complete Letters to Stephen Harper by Yann Martel