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Jan.19 Lecture

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University of Guelph
SOC 2080
Anthony Winson

January 19 2012 Rural Sociology 2080Week 2 Lecture 4 The Rise of Agrarianism y The context y 1878 John A MacDonald Governmentissue of settlement of West Railroad to Pacific the American threat and Tariffs National Policy y Why tariffs y Clearing land of First Nations peoples o Broken treaties and pressures of settlement o Destruction of the buffalo war and genocide in the United StatesBuffalo was gradually disappearing o Resistance mass starvation and capitulation o 1860s1870s o Crazy Horse Sitting Bull and Resistance y Chief Poundmaker in Saskatchewan Negotiating Treaty Six with Government of Canada y When offered some land for farmingo Poundmaker protested This is our land It isnt a piece of pemmican to be cut off and given in little pieces back to us It is outs and we will take what we want y Dominion Lands Act quarter section for a nominal fee y Creating the CPR 25 million acres land grant 20 year monopolygrant scandal y Settlement delayed United States more attractive expensive transport CPR
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