Contact and Conflict: Indian-European Relations in British by Robin Fisher

By Robin Fisher

Originally released in 1977, and reprinted numerous tiems on account that, touch and Cnoflict continues to be a useful account of the profound effect that white payment had on Native-European relatives in British Columbia after the fur exchange ended. Robin Fisher argues that the fur exchange had a restricted impact at the cultures of local humans. either Natives and Europeans have been fascinated about a jointly important financial system, and there has been no incentive for non-Native fur investors to change noticeably the local social procedure. With the passing of the fur exchange in 1858, even though, and the start of white cost, what has been a reciporcal process among the 2 civilizations grew to become a trend of white dominance.

The moment variation features a preface during which the writer re-examines his unique arguments, surveys the literature on account that 1977, and reviews on instructions for brand new examine. the unique version of the publication used to be released at a time whilst there has been really little written via historians at the topic. this day, Contact and Conflict remains to be established via students and scholars, and its arguments have persevered, yielding new insights into the position of local humans within the historical past of British Columbia.

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William Sturgis," p. 20. 42 Cook, Journal, 18 April 1778, Beaglehole, part 1, p. 302; cf. Bancroft, History of British Columbia, p. 4. 43 Roquefeuil, A Voyage, p. 97. 44 Meares, Voyages, p. 148. 45 Dixon, A Voyage, p. 204. 10 Contact and Conflict furs could be secured. 46 The tendency was for captains to have to spend more and more time in one place instead of moving about. It also became apparent that one season was insufficient time to gather a profitable cargo. 47 At first most trading was conducted over the side of vessels with the Indians remaining in their canoes, but increasingly they had to be allowed to come on deck to display their wares.

65 Ingraham, Journal, 12 August 1791, Kaplanoff, p. 132. 67 In a situation where neither race was familiar with the behaviour patterns of the other, the possibility of misunderstanding leading to violence was as great as the degree of mutual suspicion. Seeing the situation in racial terms, Europeans tended to assume that all Indians were equally hostile and that all hostility was directed towards them. "69 Occasionally the anticipation of violence brought its expected result. 70 This practice was hardly conducive to relaxed relations.

89 But the attitudes of Indian women were soon to change. 91 The pattern was not consistent for all the coast. 92 It is possible that in this case, 86 Cf. Ingraham, Journal, 10 July 1791, Kaplanoff, p. 102; and Eliza, "Journal," 27 March 1799, p. 13. stEliza, "Journal," 27 March 1799, p. 28. Kow owned these ermine skins before Sturgis glutted the Kaigani market with them in 1804 (see Howay, "William Sturgis," p. 22). 88 Samwell, Journal, 6 April 1778, Beaglehole, part 2, p. 1095; [John Nicol], The Life and Adventures of John Nicol Mariner (Edinburgh and London: W.

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