Father Augustin Brabant (BOK)

Jim McDowell

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Father Augustin Brabant (1845-1912) was the first Roman Catholic missionary to live and work among aboriginal people on the west coast of Vancouver Island during the colonial period. He endured long periods of isolation, built a number of log churches and undertook extraordinarily difficult trips along the west coast in dugout canoes. His thirty-three-year-long effort to transform Nuu-chah-nulth culture gives us a provocative case study of the dynamics that shaped, and continue to define, the settler-colonial relationship between indigenous peoples and the state in Canada. Convinced he had a mission to save the indigenous people from being themselves, the zealous priest strove to instil alien spiritual beliefs. He served as a willing instrument for imposing colonial power by introducing new forms of justice, commerce, dress, housing, personal identity, and most devastating of all schooling. As the father of British Columbias first residential school, Brabant precipitated the single institution that proved most destructive to the people he set out to rescue. Brabant's biography will be of interest to historians, anthropologists, political scientists, individuals engaged in First Nations Studies, and general readers.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Jim McDowell
Forlag
GAZELLE BOOK SERVICES
ISBN 9781553801894
Antall sider 350 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 23cm x 3cm
Vekt 511 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd