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"Not as a White Man, Not as a Sojourner": James A. Teit and the Fight for Native Rights in British Columbia, 1884-1922

Document type Article
Author Campbell, Peter
Journal Left History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Historical Inquiry and Debate
Volume 2
Date 1994
ISSN 1913-9632
Pages 37-57


James Teit played a key role in the native rights movement in British Columbia, and he spearheaded the attempt to bring greater unity to the movement by struggling for the unity of natives and non-natives, and the unity of the interior and coast native peoples. It is simply impossible to understand the history of the native rights movement in British Columbia in the first two decades of the twentieth century without understanding the role played by James Teit. --From Introduction