Native and Non-Native Women in Twentieth-Century British Columbia


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Native and Non-Native Women in Twentieth-Century British Columbia
The following paper compares the roles played by native and non-native women in twentieth century British Columbia, Canada. If we look at things carefully, we find that native women were quite active in forestry and in fishing and were quite often involved in hand logging; we will discuss all of this in greater detail in the body of the essay. More than that, however, we find that the roles that were evidently set aside for women in the white mainstream society – women as mothers, not least of all – were roles that it was widely perceived native women did poorly; many native women had to endure the ignominy of having their children wrestled from them and this appears to be...
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.....ome, but a case can be made that native women had it worse – and were also hardier because of the rituals of native life as it persisted into the twentieth century.
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