Best Left As Indians: Native-White Relations in the Yukon by Ken Coates

By Ken Coates

The indigenous inhabitants, Coates stresses, has no longer been passive within the face of enlargement by means of whites. He argues that local humans have performed a huge function in shaping the heritage of the zone and deciding upon the connection with the immigrant inhabitants. They well-known the clash among the fabric and technological benefits of an imposed fiscal order and the need to take care of a harvesting life. whereas they simply accredited technological thoughts, they resisted the imposition of an business, city setting. modern land claims exhibit their long-standing attachment to the land and exhibit a persevered, assertive reaction to non-Native intervention.

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Limited evidence dictates that the period to 1900 be examined through documentary sources. Further, estimates of the impact of disease before the arrival of the fur traders in the 18405 remain speculative, and are based on extrapolation from conditions in adjacent territories. It seems clear, nevertheless, that a major depopulation occurred before the turn of the century. 25 Fisher is, however, outside the historiographical mainstream on this topic; most scholars agree that the arrival of Europeans had a severe impact on aboriginal peoples.

Once established, however, Campbell was to find that his troubles were far from over. Tlingit traders had long controlled the trade of the southern interior, travelling inland regularly to meet their Athapaskan partners. The establishment of Fort Selkirk challenged that decades-old domination. 19 Campbell tried to retaliate in kind, but transportation and supply problems, as well as the firm's unwillingness to lower prices to a competitive level, undermined his effort. 20 The attempted expansion to Fort Selkirk suffered an ignominious end.

These relations had a significant impact on both parties. Equally, they went a long way towards determining the pattern of economic, social, and cultural life in the Yukon Territory. This page intentionally left blank PART ONE Economic Telations PART ONE Economic Relations The historical assessment of Native-European contact in Canada has been dominated by consideration of its economic implications. A vibrant and on-going debate over the role of Native people in the fur trade1 is central to this historiography, but studies of Indian involvement in the British Columbia economy2 and the economic lives of the Dakota3 and Plains Cree4 have broadened the analysis to take into account the years of settlement and industrialization.

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