By Brian Titley
In most cases thought of a sympathetic portrayer of the Canadian Indian, Duncan Campbell Scott printed in his writings his genuine ideals in regards to the stipulations and way forward for Canada's local humans. in the course of his lengthy and turbulent tenure as Deputy Superintendent normal of Indian Affairs, his reaction to demanding situations comparable to the making of treatises in northern Ontario, land claims in British Columbia, and the prestige of the Six international locations underscored his ideals that the Indians didn't have any valid grievances and that the dep. knew most sensible.
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This twenty volume series of biographies was executed in the "great man" tradition of history. In fact, the choice of editors was a strange one since neither possessed credentials as historians. 1" Nevertheless, in the major controversy that surrounded the publication of the series, Scott defended the right of authors to their own interpretation. D. Le Sueur as the biographer of William Lyon Mackenzie. L. Mackenzie King, deputy minister of labour in Laurier's government and grandson of the rebel leader, opposed the choice of Le Sueur, whom he suspected would be critical.
52 It would have been more accurate to note that the buffalo had been systematically slaughtered by whites to amass quick profits in the robe trade. It had also at the same time deprived the plains Indians of their principal means of sustenance rendering them incapable of resisting the encroaching tide of settlement. The Indians had always lived off the buffalo, and they had used all parts of the animals, not just the hides. To blame them for a landscape dotted with rotting carcasses and bleached bones was hardly fair.
Scott is describing The Poet and the Indians 33 the Iroquois after their settlement in Upper Canada: The savage nature was hardly hidden under the first, thinnest film of European customs. 50 In Scott's opinion, the Indians had not only exhibited these characteristics in the dim and distant past, but also had continued to do so within his own living memory. 51 As for the disappearance of the buffalo on the Prairies, Scott apportioned blame equally among Indians and whites. 52 It would have been more accurate to note that the buffalo had been systematically slaughtered by whites to amass quick profits in the robe trade.