CDN$ 22.36
  • List Price: CDN$ 27.95
  • You Save: CDN$ 5.59 (20%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

We Were Not the Savages: Collision Between European and Native American Civilizations Paperback – Apr 1 2007


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
CDN$ 22.36
CDN$ 22.36 CDN$ 38.00

Best Books of 2014
Unruly Places is our #1 pick for 2014. See all

Frequently Bought Together

We Were Not the Savages: Collision Between European and Native American Civilizations + The Colonization of Mi'kmaw Memory and History, 1794-1928: The King v. Gabriel Sylliboy
Price For Both: CDN$ 53.66


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought



Product Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Fernwood Publishing; 3rd Revised edition edition (April 1 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552662098
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552662090
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,504 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product Description

About the Author

<DIV><DIV>Daniel N. Paul is a human rights activist and 2006 inductee into the Order of Canada. Formerly, he worked for the Canadian Department of Indian Affairs as the district superintendent of lands, revenues, trusts, and statutory requirements. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.</DIV></DIV>

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David W. Lord on June 20 2008
Format: Paperback
Excellent. It needs to be a required reading for all students in Canada. The historical documents support Daniel Paul every step. It is well written with the facts easily understood. I enjoyed reading the aboriginal side of history and his use of the documentation written by the Europeans to support his views.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Babineau on July 13 2009
Format: Paperback
Using the colonialist's own words in many cases, this Mi'gmaq author reveals a history that is often painful but necessary to know. This is a book that should be mandatory reading for every student in Canada.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms.Briann Smith on Feb. 4 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Well written historical account of the atrocities inflicted by the British. It is a very interesting comparison to "Cornwallis". I would recommend it.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William L on Aug. 5 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A very complete and interesting history literature about the Mi'kmaq.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 7 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
As a White Descendent, I was interested in my ancestors from the Mi'kmaq Nations March 6 2013
By Retired Critic - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I received this for Christmas a few years ago since my paternal grandmother was the daughter of an English woman and a Mi'kmaq who lived and worked in the gold mining area of Nova Scotia. The author, a Mi'kmaq himself, tells a story of a peaceful people who believed the land belonged to all and thus welcomed the European settlers. The Protestant British settlers were hard on the natives and, the Catholic French, who intermarried more often with them were more tolerant. However both groups often killed and scalped the natives when it became convenient.

The fact of the matter is, the Mi'kmaq had the numbers to annihilate the early settlers but did not because of their spiritual beliefs. As a result the so called civilized settlers annihilated them.

I rated this four stars because it is academic in nature with footnotes and large tracts of quotes, making the reading hard going. It is well edited however, and no doubt quite accurate.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Native Voices telling as it was and is Sept. 4 2013
By K. Flowers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The history we study in school was written by the ruling class not by the peoples who were here before the explorers and settlers came. Paul gives readers a look into the "other" side of history from the perspective of those who were displaced by the colonists. A must read for anyone who is interested in history and finding the truth about what happened when North America was "invaded" by the Western European nations. The author speaks candidly about the planned genocide of the Native American race. Something which history tends to gloss over. Excellently written with balance and honesty.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
crucial March 5 2008
By claude larue - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
the cover is worth the price. have any pre-conceptions? this will explode them. a brilliant and important work.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A must read March 15 2012
By Joe - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Mr. Paul brings a perspective that must be heard. If you care about the indigenous people of North America you should read this book.
Four Stars Nov. 23 2014
By Lloyd E. Elling - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
No human should be identified as SAVAGES.


Feedback