MUCKLE, Robert J.




Author Tags: Anthropology, First Nations

As a follow-up to Wilson Duff's seminal Indian History of British Columbia, Robert J. Muckle's overview of B.C.'s First Nations from an anthropological perspective is "unhindered by old fashioned and insensitive anthropology" according to a review in B.C. Studies. Muckle's The First Nations of British Columbia: An Anthropological Survey (UBC Press, 1998) was first reprinted by Broadview Press in 2006, followed by a third version from UBC Press in 2014. Muckle uses an anthropological framework to familiarize readers with the history and cultures of First Nations in the province, and provides a fundamental understanding of current affairs and concerns. As well as new photographs and artwork, the revised third edition includes a new introduction and conclusion; updated information and references; new sidebars on topics of interest such as totem poles, sasquatch, and the Chinook jargon; discussions of enduring stereotypes and misperceptions of First Nations; and excerpts from important historical documents, including the Canadian government’s Apology for Residential Schools.

Born on October 11, 1955 in Vancouver, archaeologist/anthropologist Robert J. Muckle is a professor of archaeology in the department of Anthropology at Capilano University. He is also the author of Indigenous Peoples of North America: A Concise Anthropological Overview (University of Toronto Press, 2012).

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
The First Nations of British Columbia: An Anthropological Overview, 3rd edition
Indigenous Peoples of North America: A Concise Anthropological Overview
The First Nations of British Columbia

BOOKS:

Indigenous Peoples of North America: A Concise Anthropological Overview (University of Toronto Press, 2012) $24.95 978-1-4426-0356-1
The First Nations of British Columbia: An Anthropological Survey (UBC Press, 1998; Broadview Press, 2006, second edition; UBC Press, 2014, third edition $19.95 9780774806633)
Introducing Archaeology (University of Toronto Press Pub. 2006, second edition University of Toronto Press Pub. 2014 ) $49.95 978-1-4426-0785-9

[BCBW 2014] "First Nations" "Anthropology"