Looks at commercial compacts, peace and friendship treaties, territorial treaties, differing interpretations of treaty history, and difference between history and legal history. Chapter one from A History of Treaties and Policies, which is vol. 7 in the Aboriginal Policy Research series. Originally presented at the third annual Aboriginal Policy Research Conference, 2009.
Speech given at the1885 and After Conference held in Saskatoon in 1985 looks at historical ideologies regarding Métis culture in a contemporary context.