The Impact on Eugenics on Native Peoples of Canada


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Essay #: 072691
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The Impact on Eugenics on Native Peoples of Canada: Justifying Cultural Superiority in “Mary Ellen Smith and the Politics of Population”, “Tribal Teeth”, and "Alert Bay”.
The elements of control on the part of the settlers in the Canadian region of North America in the early 18th and 19th Centuries grew far beyond an attempt to control an economic market driven by the profits of trapping. They grew into complete social control of indigenous populations which eventually created a near extinction of natives. The elements of control were accomplished via legislation encouraging economic success for the settlers at the expense of the indigenous population; through the changes in the diet of natives which resulted in dental transformations; and...
The end: an indigenous people, the economic dominance by white immigrants took away effectively all aspects of social, cultural, financial, and finally personal liberties of the natives of Canada.
Each of the documents-“Janet Smith Bill”, “Tribal Teeth”, and “Alert Bay” reflect the influences and results of social and cultural control by immigrant populations to Canada. As difficult as it is to accept, the settlement ultimately bears scars of a subjugated people, drawing into question the very notion of the indigenous savage.
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Digitized Aug 5, 2008.