The Indian Background of Canadian History


The Indian Background of Canadian History

JENNESS, Diamond

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Contains examples of the racial theories prevalent at the time of publication: why the Indians were "backward;" "pure" races; intelligence of races and peoples; temperaments of peoples; influence of "race-mixture;" influence of climate on civilization; influence of "supermen" and momentous discoveries; "backwardness" of Indians partly due to isolation; prehistory of the Canadian Indians; early arrival of Algonkians from Asia; Eskimo movements during the Christian era; etc. The author attempts to discredit some of the prevalent theories of the time.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Canada Department of Mines and Resources; National Museum of Canada
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1937
  • Place Published: Ottawa
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good +
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    Bulletin No. 86, Anthropological Series No. 21. 46 p. 25 cm. 5 b&w figures. Staplebound booklet. Small chip and scratch on back cover.

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