A Narrow Vision: Duncan Campbell Scott and the - download pdf or read online

By Brian Titley

ISBN-10: 0774804203

ISBN-13: 9780774804202

As a rule thought of a sympathetic portrayer of the Canadian Indian, Duncan Campbell Scott published in his writings his genuine ideals in regards to the stipulations and way forward for Canada's local humans. in the course of his lengthy and turbulent tenure as Deputy Superintendent common of Indian Affairs, his reaction to demanding situations comparable to the making of treatises in northern Ontario, land claims in British Columbia, and the prestige of the Six international locations underscored his ideals that the Indians didn't have any valid grievances and that the dept knew most sensible.

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In cases of destitution, the department was willing to provide support in order to prevent suffering. " The same principle applied in the case of medical expenses. 5 General Aspects of Policy and Administration 39 Scott's circular was not designed to provide friendly advice, but rather to point out a number of strict principles that agents were obliged to adhere to or risk the loss of their jobs. This soon became evident when, in January 1914, the deputy superintendent wrote to his minister recommending the dismissal of'M.

By the spring of 1913 Canada was sliding into an economic recession after years of growth and prosperity. 3 During these years Indian Affairs was accorded even less significance in government circles than was customary. 51 in the following year. 4 Shortly after his promotion to deputy superintendent, Scott made clear a renewed emphasis on accountability and spending restraint. On 25 October 1913, he sent a circular to all agents for the purpose of assisting them in the "efficient management" of their agencies.

52 It would have been more accurate to note that the buffalo had been systematically slaughtered by whites to amass quick profits in the robe trade. It had also at the same time deprived the plains Indians of their principal means of sustenance rendering them incapable of resisting the encroaching tide of settlement. The Indians had always lived off the buffalo, and they had used all parts of the animals, not just the hides. To blame them for a landscape dotted with rotting carcasses and bleached bones was hardly fair.

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