HIST 203 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: American Antiquity, Iroquois, Canadian Nationalism

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01/21--Forming Canadian Nationalism
now hav 1 poli unit
howev, don’t necessarily hav a common identity--how do u create one?
the process of defining a national identity
two keys to constructing (building) an identity
making a national identity “real” through sport
organized sports get big
need to construct a national mythology/history
identity largely controlled by anglo, middle-class, white men
● snowshoeing
advertising canadian nationalism
drawing line btwn imported sports and homegrown ones (indg sports)
winter sports as “canadian”
performing nationalism
linking canada to indigenous activities
snowshoe clubs in montreal
clubs started to form, even when snowshoeing was not practical for
transportation anymore
clubs would routinely go out in groups
dressing “canadian”
distinctive outfit of snowshoers had elements of indg and early
french/habitant clothing
want to be seen as distinctly canadian, but also keep supposed hallmarks of
civilization/western traits
french adoption of indg culture (like snowshoes) happened b4 eng got there, so
when they did, viewed indg/french culture as “native”
at this point, sport seen as manly, strict gender roles
tho snowshoeing was more open to women
● lacrosse
appropriating the indigenous game
lacrosse widely played by many indg nations
especially prominent for haudenosaunee
indg ppls actually barred from playing their own game (of course, did it
anyway)
persistence of indigenous athletes
montreal lacrosse club (1856)
W.G. Beers
organizer of sport for settlers
created rules that incorporated victorian values
Creating this nationalism
visual images, written histories, media reports
translating values: independence, industry, self-discipline, and moral behavior
indigenous performers
lacrosse seen as kind of piece of american antiquity
settlers come to see indg ppls play
attempted control (rules and national lacrosse association
1867 partial ban of indigenous players
1867 british tour
MLC and indigenous community of kahnawake
indigenous people → lacrosse → canada=unique identity
national lacrosse association (NLA)
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The process of defining a national identity. Two keys to constructing (building) an identity. Making a national identity real through sport. Identity largely controlled by anglo, middle-class, white men. Drawing line btwn imported sports and homegrown ones (indg sports) Clubs started to form, even when snowshoeing was not practical for transportation anymore. Clubs would routinely go out in groups. Distinctive outfit of snowshoers had elements of indg and early french/habitant clothing. Want to be seen as distinctly canadian, but also keep supposed hallmarks of civilization/western traits. French adoption of indg culture (like snowshoes) happened b4 eng got there, so when they did, viewed indg/french culture as native . At this point, sport seen as manly, strict gender roles. Tho snowshoeing was more open to women. Lacrosse widely played by many indg nations. Indg ppls actually barred from playing their own game (of course, did it anyway) Translating values: independence, industry, self-discipline, and moral behavior.

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