DEVS Week 15.docx

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Published on 16 Apr 2013
School
Queen's University
Department
Global Development Studies
Course
DEVS 100
Professor
Devs Week 15 1/22/2013 6:34:00 AM
Official discourses on settler-indigenous relations
“We‟re so self-effacing as Canadians that we sometimes forget the
assets we do have that other people see.”
“We are one of the most stable regimes in history.”
“We also have no history of colonialism.”
“So we **
Guest Lecture Bob Lovelace
Commonly think that Columbus was the first to discover North
America
People from Western Europe were frequently in North America for a
long time
o When the indigenous people saw people approaching they
quickly got in their canoes and tried to sell and trade their
goods
Western Europe was in an economic decline
o Reliant on the capital from the Gold and Silver that came out
of Mexico
“It appears to me, that the people are ingenious, and world be good
servants and I am of opinion that they would very readily become
Christians, as they appear to have no religion.” – Columbus (?)
Christianity was culture, was civilization (at the time of Columbus)
“it appears to me that the people are ingenious, and would be good
servants and I am of the opinion that they would very readily
become Christians, as they appear to have no religion”
o these people could be civilized (Christians)
Royal Proclamation of 1763
Created a class system
o A lot to do w/ relationships w/ aboriginal people
o B/c some people can buy land, others are landless
landless used the land to try to make money this
destroyed nature
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Document Summary

We re so self-effacing as canadians that we sometimes forget the assets we do have that other people see. We are one of the most stable regimes in history. We also have no history of colonialism. Commonly think that columbus was the first to discover north. People from western europe were frequently in north america for a long time: when the indigenous people saw people approaching they quickly got in their canoes and tried to sell and trade their goods. Western europe was in an economic decline: reliant on the capital from the gold and silver that came out of mexico. It appears to me, that the people are ingenious, and world be good servants and i am of opinion that they would very readily become. Christians, as they appear to have no religion. columbus (?) Christianity was culture, was civilization (at the time of columbus)

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