INDEX
Abenaki, 171
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Develop-
ment Canada (aandc), 257
Adopt Indian Métis (aim), 198
adoption, 197–202, 316–17
Ahtahkakoop, Chief, 173
alcohol abuse, 248
American Indian Movement (aim), 8
aporetic mourning, 286–87
Armenian genocide, 119, 150
Armstrong, Samuel, 35, 37
Assembly of First Nations (afn), 5
assimilation: attempts in Oregon, 131,
140–42; and child removal, 192, 194;
as goal of Canada for Natives, 172, 174,
175; and political genocide, 230–31;
through residential schools, 34–44
Assiniboine, 283
Association on American Indian Affairs
(aaia), 190, 202
Atleo, Shawn, 306
Attawapiskat, 238
Australia: child removal, 190–91, 192, 198,
199, 202; and colonial genocide, 151; and
question of genocide, 2, 11–12, 131, 133;
and reconciliation, 181
Bagot Commission, 308
Barncho (Modoc), 117
Barry, William, 102–3
Battle of Big Meadows, 145n32
Battle of the Infernal Caverns, 111
behavioral health problems, 273–74
Beothuk, 85–86
Big Bear, 78
Bigler, John, 100, 102
Bill (Shasta headman), 137
binationalism, 318
bison. See buffalo
Blackfoot, 80, 240, 283
Black Jim (Modoc), 117
Blackwater v. Plint, 176–77, 183n8
boarding schools (U.S.): and child re-
moval, 194–97; compared to residential
schools in Canada, 29–30; factors of
territoriality and space in, 40–44;
guidelines for examining genocide in,
31–34; influence on Canadian residen-
tial schools, 166, 308, 309; origins of, 35;
as solution to Indian problem, 34–35.
See also residential schools
Bonnycastle, J. C., 137
Boston Charley (Modoc), 113, 117
Boubard, Joseph, 38
Boyle, W. H., 114
Browne, J. Ross, 141–42
Bryan, Superintendent, 41–42
Buchanon, Robert, 141
buffalo: elimination of, 77–78, 249,
295–99; elimination seen as genocide,
293–94, 299–303; seen as people by
Indigenous, 294–95, 299; total number
of precontact, 292
Burnett, Peter, 96–97
Buzawa, Dorothy, 199
Canada, government of: case for guilt of
political genocide, 74–75, 228, 229–31,
235–41; and destruction of Indigenous
self-government, 78–79; ideas for
reconciliation with Indigenous peoples,
317–20; and Innu land claims, 250–62,
264–67; recent clashes with indige-
nous people, 5; recent record on public
history, 155–57; treaty making with Na-
tives, 173; and United Nations Genocide
Convention, 309. See also Indian Act;
residential schools
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