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- DescriptionIn 1771, Samuel Hearne, an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company, set off with a group of Dene guides in search of a Far Off Metal River in the Central Arctic, rumored to be rich in copper. Twenty-four years later, Hearne's account of his journey was published, along with a graphic description of the Bloody Falls massacre, an alleged attack by his guides on a camp of sleeping Inuit. In Far Off Metal River, author Emilie Cameron explores how Hearne's account of the massacre has shaped the ongoing colonization and ecomic exploitation of the North. As Cameron demonstrates, the Arctic has for centuries been treated like a blank page onto which a long line of explorers, missionaries, anthropologists, resource companies, and politicians have inscribed stories that serve their own interests. These stories have in turn played a central role in shaping the region, including efforts to open the North to industrial resource extraction. Consequently, Qablunaat (n-Inuit, n-Indigeus people) have a responsibility to question their relationships with the North and rtherners, first by placing these stories within their proper historical, geographical, and social context and then by developing new understandings and new relationships that reflect the actual political, cultural, ecomic, environmental, and social landscapes of the contemporary Arctic.
- Author BiographyEmilie Cameron is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University.
- Author(s)Emilie Cameron
- PublisherUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Date of Publication01/06/2015
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationVancouver
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Content Note15 b&w illustrations, 3 maps
- Weight544 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsSewn
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