Spuzzum: Fraser Canyon Histories, 1808-1939

Spuzzum: Fraser Canyon Histories, 1808-1939

Spuzzum: Fraser Canyon Histories, 1808-1939

Spuzzum: Fraser Canyon Histories, 1808-1939

Synopsis

Living on the banks of the turbulent Fraser River, the Nlaka'pamux people of Spuzzum have a long history of contact with non-aboriginal peoples. They watched as Hudson's Bay Company employees hacked a path through the mountains for the fur brigades, and over time they found themselves in the path of the Cariboo road, the CPR, and virtually every commercial and province-building initiative undertaken in the region over the past two centuries. Juxtaposing historical narratives and cultural interpretation from the community of Spuzzum with archival information, this book explores the history of Spuzzum in the light of concepts central to the Nlaka'pamux definition of family, political authority, land, and cosmos.
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