Evolution of a B.C. trilogy

“Brett Grubisic’s (left) River Bend Trilogy novels are set in a fictional town on the Fraser River, based on Mission, B.C. where he grew up. Here, we learn other ways the titles are linked.” FULL STORY

Muckle gets third edition

June 25th, 2014

As a follow-up to Wilson Duff’s seminal Indian History of British Columbia, Robert J. Muckle’s overview of B.C.’s First Nations from an anthropological perspective is “unhindered by old fashioned and insensitive anthropology” according to a review in B.C. Studies. Muckle’s The First Nations of British Columbia: An Anthropological Survey from 1998 was first reprinted by Broadview Press in 2006, now followed by a third version from UBC Press for $19.95. Muckle uses an anthropological framework to familiarize readers with the history and cultures of First Nations in the province, and provides a fundamental understanding of current affairs and concerns. As well as new photographs and artwork, the revised third edition includes a new introduction and conclusion; updated information and references; new sidebars on topics of interest such as totem poles, sasquatch, and the Chinook jargon; discussions of enduring stereotypes and misperceptions of First Nations; and excerpts from important historical documents, including the Canadian government’s Apology for Residential Schools. Born on October 11, 1955 in Vancouver, archaeologist and anthropologist Robert J. Muckle is a professor of archaeology in the department of Anthropology at Capilano University. He is also the author of Indigenous Peoples of North America: A Concise Anthropological Overview (University of Toronto Press, 2012). 9780774806633

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