The Laws and the Land: The Settler Colonial Invasion of Kahnawà:ke in Nineteenth-Century Canada (Law and Society) (Hardcover)

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A history of Canada’s conquest of the Indigenous community of Kahnawà:ke.
 
Canadian settlers expropriated Indigenous lands through the combined might of force and law. Tracing settler efforts to dispossess the Kahnawà:ke nation, The Laws and the Land emphasizes the violent ways settler law clashed with Indigenous law during a series of asymmetrical bouts over land use. Daniel Rück describes the contested path from land-sharing to the colonial imposition of private property as nothing less than an invasion, spearheaded by bureaucrats, politicians, and entrepreneurs. This meticulously researched story of Canadian conquest is deeply connected to larger issues of membership in Indigenous nations, communal versus individual property rights, governance, and inequality.

About the Author


Daniel Rück is assistant professor of history and Indigenous studies at the University of Ottawa.
 


Product Details
ISBN: 9780774867436
ISBN-10: 0774867434
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication Date: October 13th, 2021
Pages: 336
Series: Law and Society