Lost Harvests: Prairie Indian Reserve Farmers and Government Policy

Lost Harvests Prairie Indian Reserve Farmers and Government Policy Despite repeated requests for assistance from Plains Indians the Canadian government provided very little help between and and what little they did give proved useless Although drought fr

  • Title: Lost Harvests: Prairie Indian Reserve Farmers and Government Policy
  • Author: Sarah Carter
  • ISBN: 9780773509993
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback
  • Despite repeated requests for assistance from Plains Indians, the Canadian government provided very little help between 1874 and 1885, and what little they did give proved useless Although drought, frost, and other natural phenomena contributed to the failure of early efforts, reserve farmers were determined to create an economy based on agriculture and to become independDespite repeated requests for assistance from Plains Indians, the Canadian government provided very little help between 1874 and 1885, and what little they did give proved useless Although drought, frost, and other natural phenomena contributed to the failure of early efforts, reserve farmers were determined to create an economy based on agriculture and to become independent of government regulations and the need for assistance Officials in Ottawa, however, attributed setbacks not to economic or climatic conditions but to the Indians character and traditions which, they claimed, made the Indians unsuited to agriculture In the decade following 1885 government policies made farming virtually impossible for the Plains Indians They were expected to subsist on one or two acres and were denied access to any improvements in technology farmers had to sow seed by hand, harvest with scythes, and thresh with flails After the turn of the century, the government encouraged land surrenders in order to make good agricultural land available to non Indian settlers This destroyed any chance the Plains Indians had of making agriculture a stable economic base Through an examination of the relevant published literature and of archival sources in Ottawa, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, Carter provides the first in depth study of government policy, Indian responses, and the socio economic condition of the reserve communities on the prairies in the post treaty era.

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    1. Carter strongly disagrees with the myth of the backward Prairie Indians, unwilling to abandon their nomadic hunters’ life style. She maintains that the Indians realized that farming is the only way for them to be self-sufficient after the disappearing of the buffalo. The Canadian government, however, did not provide the Indians with the assistance they promised. They government even did not allow to Indian farmers to sell their surplus. The only thing the government was interested in was to di [...]


    2. I read this book back in my university days. It is an amazing eye opener of Canada`s past and present with regards to social policy based on race. This is a vital and misunderstood part of Canadian history that is often not discussed in our education system. Well written and back up with facts. A definite must have for any history buff.


    3. Can't recommend enough . Carter demolishes many of the myths of Canadian 'peaceful settlement' and nation-building vis-a-vis native peoples, treaties, and government 'benevolence'.


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