Resources - Dane-zaa Culture And History

Resources | DANE-ZAA CULTURE AND HISTORY

 

DANE- ZAA CULTURE

To learn more about our community at Doig River visit our website: www.doigriverfn.com

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To learn about our moose hunting traditions, visit our webpage:
Hadaa ka Naadzet: The Dane-zaa Moose Hunt Website
www.moosehunt.doigriverfn.com

Selected bibliography about Dane-zaa culture:

Brody, Hugh. 1981. Maps and Dreams. Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre.

Burley, David, Scott Hamilton and Knut Fladmark. 1996. Prophecy of the Swan: Fur Trade History of the Upper Peace River Valley, 1794-1823. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

Goddard, Pliny Earle. 1916. "The Beaver Indians." Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History. 10.4.

Ridington, Robin. 1988. Trail to Heaven. Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre
For a list of Dr. Robin Ridington's extensive publications on Dane-zaa Culture since 1968 see: http://anth.ubc.ca/faculty-and-staff/robin-ridington-2/

Roe, Steve and Students of Northern Lights College. 2003. "'If the Story Could be Heard': Colonial Discourse and the Surrender of Indian Reserve 172." BC Studies. 138/139: 115-135.


HISTORY SINCE WHITE CONTACT

For a summary of historical events in our region since our first contact with white people see:

A Gallop through our Peace Region History
http://archive.is/zcfHm

TREATY No. 8

Thinking it would secure their lands from outsiders, eight of our Dane-zaa chiefs signed Treaty No. 8 in 1900 at Fort St. John. For more information about Treaty No. 8 please see the following:

Treaty No. 8 Documents
http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100028805/1100100028807

Treaty 8: 1899-1999 (Library and Archives Canada)
www.collectionscanada.ca/treaty8/index-e.html

Timeline: Treaty No. 8 and our Reserve Land Rights

MONTNEY COURT CASE:

In 1998, our First Nation, along with the Blueberry River First Nation, were compensated for the loss of our traditional lands at Gat Tah Kwą̂ (Montney). Read more about this momentous and precedent setting court case:

Blueberry River Indian Band v. Canada
http://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/1322/index.do


ARCHAEOLOGY

Archaeological studies at Charlie Lake Cave, located just west of Gat Tah Kwą̂ (Montney), show that Aboriginal people inhabited our lands in northeastern British Columbia more than 10,000 years ago. The history of our people reaches back into this "long ago" archaeological era. Our history is also documented in the early historic period when explorers and fur traders came to our land and relied on us to trap and hunt for them.

Charlie Lake Cave Excavations
http://www.sfu.museum/journey/an-en/postsecondaire-postsecondary/grotte_du_lac_charlie-charlie_lake_cave

Early Fur Trade Forts of the Peace River Area. Article by Knut Fladmark, BG STUDIES, no. 65, Spring 1985.
http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/bcstudies/article/download/1204/1248