Lost Harvests: Prairie Indian Reserve Farmers and Government Policy (Mcgill-Queen's Native and Northern Series) (by Sarah Carter)


Author(s): Sarah Carter

Publisher: Mcgill Queens Univ Pr
Publish date: 1990-11
ISBN-10: 0773507558
ISBN-13: 9780773507555
Language: English
Description: Agriculture on Plains Indian reserves is generally thought to have
failed because the Native peoples lacked either an interest in
farming or an aptitude for it. In Lost Harvests Sarah Carter
reveals that reserve residents were anxious to farm and expended
considerable effort on cultivation; government policies, more than
anything else, acted to undermine their success. Despite repeated
requests for assistance from Plains Indians, the Canadian
government provided very little help between 1874 and 1885, and
what little they did give proved useless. Although drought, frost,
and other natural phenomena contributed to the failure of early
efforts,… more…

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