Scholarly Book Reviews
Reading is one of the pleasures that we seldom get enough time to do, and reading book-length works can be particularly challenging given all the demands on our time.
I have approached book reviews to help people zero in on what may be significant about a work, and to offer a critical view where warranted. Most of the books I have reviewed are set in Coast Salish communities or are related ethnographic work.
(2017) Review Article. The Contemporary Coast Salish: Essays by Bruce Granville Miller. Edited by Bruce Granville Miller and Darby C. Stapp. Memoir 12 Journal of Northwest Anthropology. BC Studies, 195:158-159. http://bcstudies.com/?q=book-reviews/contemporary-coast-salish-essays-bruce-granville-miller
(2013) Review Article. 'We Are Still Didene' Stories of Hunting and History from Northern British Columbia, by Thomas McIlwraith. Native Studies Review. 22(1):210-211. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=101390139&site=ehost-live&scope=site
(2006) Review Article. Authentic Indians: Episodes of Encounter from the Late Nineteenth Century Northwest Coast, by Paige Raibmon. American Indian Culture and Research Journal. 30(4):135-138. http://dx.doi.org/10.17953/aicr.30.4.m735141t56467644
(2005) Review Article. Musqueam Reference Grammar, by Wayne Suttles. American Anthropologist. 107(4):746. https://www.jstor.org/stable/3567428
(2005) Commentary. A Stó:lo - Coast Salish Historical Atlas: A Rejoinder to Carlson and McHalsie (2004). American Anthropologist. 107(1):175. https://www.jstor.org/stable/3567731
(2004) Review Article. At Home with the Bella Coola Indians: T.F. McIlwraith’s Field Letters, 1922-4, by John Barker and Douglas Cole (eds). Anthropologica. 46(1):116-117. https://www.jstor.org/stable/25606184
(2001) Review Article. Cis Dideen Kat: When Plumes Rise, The Way of the Lake Babine Nation, by Jo-Anne Fiske and Betty Patrick. Native Studies Review. 14(2):142-146 http://publications.usask.ca/nativestudiesreview/reviews/14-2Review.pdf#page=6 [HTML]
(2000) « Compte Rendu. Tribal Boundaries in the Nass Watershed, par Neil Sterrit, Susan Marsden, Robert Galois, Peter Grant & Richard Overstall. » Recherches Amérindiennes au Québec. 30(2):93-95. [HTML English] [HTML Français]
(2000) Review Article. Spuzzum: Fraser Canyon Histories, 1808-1939, by Andrea Laforet & Annie York. Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 20(1):215-216. http://www3.brandonu.ca/cjns/20.1/cjnsv20no1_pg197-229.pdf#page=19