Recommended Reading

Diamond, Billy

1977 Highlights of the Negotiations Leading to the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. Val d'Or: Grand Council of the Cress (of Quebec).

---1990 "Villages of the Damned: The James Bay Agreement Leaves a Trail of Broken Promises," Arctic Circle, November/December: pp.24-34.

Invaluable accounts of the history of the JBNQA by the foremost Cree leader of the period. The former piece includes an outline summary of the agreement; the latter a critique of its implementation.

Feit, Harvey A.

---1991 "Gifts of the Land: Hunting Territories, Guaranteed Incomes and the Construction of Social Relations in James Bay Cree Society," Senri Ethnological Studies, 30: 223-68.

A review and assessment of the continuity of Cree social relations and hunting territories in the decade following the Jsames Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement.

Francis, Daniel, and Toby Morantz

1983 Partners in Fur. A History of the Fur Trade in Eastem James Bay: 1600-1870. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.

The first comprehensive history of the James Bay Cree in the period up to the 20th century. An informative and readable account that challenges widely held assumptions.

Honnigman, John J.

1981 "Expressive Aspects of Subarctic Indian Culture," in Handbook of North Arnerican Indians, Vol. 6, Subarctic, ed. June Helm. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution.

A rich and balanced survey of of values, ritual, and personal styles in Subarctic Indian cultures, including the James Bay Cree.

LaRusic, Ignalius, et al.

1979 Negotiating a Way of Life: Initial Cree Experiences with the Administrative Structure Arising from the James Bay Agreement. Ottawa: Canada, Department Of Indian and Northern Affairs, Policy Research and Evaluation Group.

A preliminary and critical evaluation of the formation of the initial Cree political and administrative organization. Identifies an extensive range of issues and problems for future research, but see Salisbury below.

McCutcheon, Sean

1991 Electric Rivers, The Story of the James Bay Project. Montreal: Black Rose Books.

An accoun t of the James Bay hydroelectric project and its initial environmental and social impacts by an independent science writer.

Preston, Richard J.

1975 Cree Narrative: Expressing the Personal Meanings of Events. Ottawa: National Museum of Man Mercury Series, Canadian Ethnology Service Paper No. 30.

An extensive exploration of core Cree symbolic meanings and knowledge as revealed through the analysis of myths, songs, stories, and conjuring performances from Rupert House.

Richardson, Boyce

1979 Strangers Devour The Land. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre

A richly personalized account of Cree hunting and the court case against the hydroelectric project by a skilled journalist.

Salisbury, Richard F.

1986 A Homeland for the Cree. Regional Development in James Bay,1971-1981. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.

A major review and sythesis of the organizational and economic changes in Cree society in the initial years following the signing of the James Bay and Northern Agreement.

Scott, Colin H.

1989 "Ideology of Reciprocity Between the James Bay Cree and the Whiteman State," in Peter Skalnik, ed., Outwitting the State. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers.

A stimulating analysis of the Cree understanding of relations with white men, from the earliest contacts.

Tanner, Adrian

1979 Bringing Home Animals: Religious Ideology and Mode of Production of Mistassini Cree Hunters. St. John's: Memorial University of Newfoundland. Institute of Social and Economic Research, Social and Economic Studies No. 23.

A contemporary ethnography of Cree hunting emphasizing the ritualization of productive activities and the symbolic organization of the social life of hunters.

Vincent, Sylvie, and Garry Bowers, eds.

1988 James Bay and Northern Quebec - Ten Years After. Montreal: Recherches amerindiennes au Quebec.

Proceedings of a conference reflecting on the decade of implementation of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, with statements from many of the key indigenous leaders and government representatives.

Additional References Cited

Beaulieu, Robert

1993 Personal Communication on forestry statistics. Montreal: Cree Regional Authority.

Berkes, Fikret

1977 "Fishery Resource Use in a Subarctic Indian Community," Human Ecology, 5:289-307.

Black, Mary B.

1967 "An Ethnoscience Investigation of Ojibwa Ontology and World View," Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University.

Cree-Naskapi Commission

1986 1986 Report of the Cree-Naskapi Commission, Ottawa: Cree-Naskapi Commission.

Feit, Harvey A.

1978 "Waswanipi Realities and Adaptations: Resource Management and Cognitive Structure," Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, McGill University.

1985 "Legitimation and Autonomy in James Bay Cree Responses to Hydroelectric Development," in Noel Dyck, ed. Indigenous Peoples and the Nation State. St. John's: Memorial University, Institute for Social and Economic Research.

Hallowell, A. Irving

1955 Culture and Experience. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Orkin, Andrew, and Stephen Hazell

1991 Second International Water Tribunal, Spring 1992, Case Document [on] The James Bay Hydroelectric Project, Quebec, Canada. Ottawa: Canadian Arctic Resources Committee and Rawson Academy of Aquatic Sciences.

Scott, Colin H.

1983 "The Semiotics of Material Life Among Wemindji Cree Hunters," Ph.D. dissertaiton, Department of Anthropology, McGill University.


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