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Makuk : A New History of Aboriginal-White Relations

30 Apr 2008

This book has been published with the help of a grant from the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, through the Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme, using funds provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and with the support of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Victoria. [...] The ex- plorers were surveying and glad to have the chance to acquire a few fish, unaware that the cordial conferences to which they were being treated were formal welcome speeches.17 The explorers perceived that iron was the most significant exchange item for the Aboriginal People, but the local people remembered the biscuits and molasses. [...] Some became “exhibits” and were used as proof of the “skill and industry” of Aboriginal Peoples, while others were used as proof of the savageness of the very people from whom they were bought.20 The idea that exchange involved transformation would have been fa- miliar to the indigenous people of the Northwest Coast, where each cul- tural group had a transformer figure, often a trickster, at the c [...] Each utterance transformed the dialogue, and to a greater or lesser degree, the lifeworlds of the interlocutors.”24 I use the concept of dialogism to decentre the prevailing historio- graphy, which is based primarily on European voices, and to include and 22 pomo wawa Dialogism compare aboriginal views of the colonial process. [...] This comparison of voices No utterance in general can be reveals the continuing existence of different meanings in similar utterances: attributed to the speaker exclusively; it “the two sides use some of the same language and describe some of the is the product of the interaction of the same events but often disagree on the meaning.” According to Bakhtin, “a interlocutors, and broadly speaking, th
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John S Lutz

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [380]-401) and index
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