File 55 - The Nisga'a and their neighbours.

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The Nisga'a and their neighbours.

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    Patterson, E Palmer

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E Palmer Patterson II is a writer and former faculty member at the University of Waterloo and St. Jerome's University.

Patterson was born in 1927 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His history PhD thesis focused on the life and career of Andrew (Andy) Paull. He briefly taught in the United States before moving to Canada in 1962 to accept a faculty position at St. Jerome's University. He taught there until 1964, at which time he transferred to the University of Waterloo where he taught courses in the Department of History.

Patterson's research and the courses he taught focused on the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada and the American south during the post civil war period. He wrote a number of publications about Indigenous peoples in Canada for academic journals as well as textbooks for elementary and secondary school children in Ontario and British Columbia. One of his most notable works remains, "The Canadian Indian: a history since 1500," published between 1971-1972.

Patterson married his wife Nancy-Lou in Seattle, Washington on June 10, 1951. Together they raised eight children.

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A spiral bound volume (approximately one hundred and fifty leaves) containing photocopies of twelve published articles by E Palmer Patterston preceded by a title page and a table of contents.

Includes the following articles:

1. Patterson, E P. "Early Nishga-European Contact to 1860: A People for "those Who Talk of the Efficiency of Moral Lectures to Subdue the Obduracy of the Heart"." Anthropologica. N.s. 25 (1983): 193-219.

2. Patterson, E P. "Nishga Initiative and Missionary Response: Robert Doolan at Quinwoch, B.C." Missiology: an International Review. 9.3 (1981): 337-344.

3. Patterson, E P. "Kincolith, B.C. : Leadership Continuity in a Native Christian Village, 1867-1887." Canadian Journal of Anthropology. 3.9 (1982) : 45-55.

4. Patterson, E P. "An Indian View of Missions and Missionaries." [publisher not identified] : 10.

5. Patterson, II E P. "A Decade of Change: Origins of the Nishga and Tsimshian Land Protests in the 1880s." Journal of Canadian Studies. 18.3 (1983): 40-54.

6. Patterson, E P. "Arthur E. O'meara, Friend of the Indians." The Pacific Northwest Quarterly. 58.2 (1967): 90-99.

7. Patterson, E P. "Native Missionaries of the North Pacific Coast: Philip Mckay and Others." The Pacific Historian. 30.1 (1986) : 22-36.

8. Patterson, E P. "Nishga Perceptions of Their First Resident Missionary, the Reverend R. R. A. Doolan (1864-1867)." Anthropologica. 30.2 (1988): 119-135.

9. Patterson, E P. "Kincolith's First Decade: A Nisga'a Village, 1867-1878." The Canadian Journal of Native Studies. 12.2 (1992) : 229-250.

10. Patterson, E P. "Neshaki: Kinfolk and Trade." Culture. 10.2. (1990) : 13-24.

11. Patterson, E P. "The Nishga and the Fur Trade, 1834-1842." Native studies review. 6.1 (1990) : 67-82.

12. Patterson, E P. ""the Indians Stationary Here": Continuity and Change in the Origins of the Fort Simpson Tsimshian." Anthropologica. 36 (1994): 181-203.

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Donated by E Palmer Patterson in 2002.


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Described in 2002/2003.
Revised by NM in 2020.

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