Informed by current academic debates and theoretical perspectives, this book will interest scholars in the fields of Native-Newcomer and race relations, war and society, communications studies, and post-Confederation Canadian history. Sheffield's lively style makes it accessible to a broader readership.
R. Scott Sheffield teaches in the History Department at the University of the Fraser Valley.
Introduction 1 The Image of the "Indian" in English Canada, 1930-39 2 The "Administrative Indian" as Soldier and Conscript, 1939-45 3 The "Public Indian" Goes to War, September 1939-December 1941 4 Winning the War Only to Lose the Peace? Reconstructing the "Public Indian," 1943-45 5 The "Administrative Indian" at the Threshold of Peace, January-March 1946 6 Into the Arena: Marshalling the Competing Indian Images in Postwar Canada, 1945-48 7 Whither the "Indian"? The Special Joint Senate and House of Commons Committee to Reconsider the Indian Act, 1946-48 Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index