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By Douglas C. Harris

An engrossing historical past, Fish, legislations, and Colonialism recounts the human clash over fish and fishing in British Columbia and of the way that clash was once formed through legislation.

Pacific salmon fisheries, owned and controlled through Aboriginal peoples, have been reworked within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries via advertisement and recreation fisheries subsidized via the Canadian kingdom and its legislation. via special case reviews of the conflicts over fish weirs at the Cowichan and Babine rivers, Douglas Harris describes the evolving criminal gear that dispossessed Aboriginal peoples in their fisheries. development upon subject matters constructed in literatures on kingdom legislation and native customized, and legislation and colonialism, he examines the contested nature of the colonial come upon at the scale of a river. In doing so, Harris unearths the numerous divisions either inside of and among executive departments, neighborhood settler societies, and Aboriginal communities.

Drawing on govt files, statute books, case stories, newspapers, missionary papers and a secondary anthropological literature to discover the roots of the ongoing clash over the salmon fishery, Harris has produced a great, and well timed, felony and old research of legislations as contested terrain within the criminal seize of Aboriginal salmon fisheries in British Columbia.

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