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One too many: imbibing and resistance in the Cowichan Indian Agency, 1888-1899

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dc.contributor.author Wilke, Heather Lee
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-11T19:24:08Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-11T19:24:08Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en
dc.date.issued 2010-02-11T19:24:08Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/2184
dc.description.abstract In 1864 William Henry Lomas preempted land in British Columbia's Cowichan Valley and began a complex relationship with the local Aboriginal people. As missionary, teacher, advocate and, from 1881-1899, Indian Agent, Lomas had allies and enemies among the Hul 'qumi 'num and Snuneymuxw. The latter turned the tables on him and tried three times to drive him from office by appropriating nineteenth century attitudes toward alcohol consumption and therefore highlighting the paradoxical tensions underlying Aboriginal prohibition and institutionalized tutelage. Their actions reveal strategies of resistance that invert Foucault's "panoptical principle" and suggest a retheorizing of dominant-subordinate relations between Aboriginal peoples and agents of the colonial state. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject Indian agents en
dc.subject British Columbia en
dc.subject Hul'qumi'num Indians en
dc.subject Snuneymuxw Indians en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::History::Canada--History en
dc.title One too many: imbibing and resistance in the Cowichan Indian Agency, 1888-1899 en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Lutz, John S.
dc.degree.department Dept. of History en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en


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