Red gods in the sportsman's Eden: wildlife conservation and the ordering of land in the Stikine Plateau, 1905-1918

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dc.contributor.author Peyton, Jonathan Wynne
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-08T22:59:42Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-08T22:59:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en
dc.date.issued 2010-02-08T22:59:42Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/2166
dc.description.abstract In the early years of the twentieth-century, the British Columbia government used game law and conservation as a pretext for the establishment of an alternative, liberal order land regime in the northern reaches of the province. A. Bryan Williams, the first Provincial Game Warden (1905-1918), implemented this new order through legal strictures, promotion of tourism and settlement, and the operation of a wildlife conservation agenda designed to secure control over land managed by Indigenous peoples. The Tahltan of the Stikine Plateau, aided by the activism of ethnographer, hunting guide and Indigenous rights advocate James A. Teit, resisted the encroachment of their hunting territory by emphasizing connections to their land and resources. I analyse the correspondence between these two men to determine the extent of their contributions to the imposition of a new wildlife management agenda, resistance to it, and the incorporation of Indigenous peoples into a wage economy. In addition, I make preliminary attempts to integrate Antonio Gramsci's concept of hegemony, complemented by Ian McKay's understanding of the liberal order as a `project of rule', into the historiography of British Columbia. I contend that an analysis of colonial hegemonies and local counter-hegemonies can contribute to an understanding of the historical dimensions of power and resistance, both actual and discursive. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject wildlife conservation en
dc.subject law and legislation en
dc.subject Tahltan Indians en
dc.subject British Columbia en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::History en
dc.title Red gods in the sportsman's Eden: wildlife conservation and the ordering of land in the Stikine Plateau, 1905-1918 en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Wickwire, Wendy C.
dc.degree.department Dept. of History en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en

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