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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Donald B.
dc.contributor.authorDempsey, Lloyd James
dc.coverage.spatial2000002742en
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-21T21:29:30Z
dc.date.available2005-07-21T21:29:30Z
dc.date.issued1987
dc.identifier.citationDempsey, L. J. (1987). Indians of the Prairie Provinces in World War I (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/13815en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315466774en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/23632
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 182-214.en
dc.description.abstractIn the First Wo??ld War between 3,500 and 4,000 Canadian Indians served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, many of them in front-line combat positions overseas. They enlisted from the onset of hostilities. By the end of the war 35 percent of Canada's natives had enlisted out of a possible total of 11,500 men who were eligible for service. This was at least equal to the ratio of the non-Indian population in Canada. This thesis examines the contribution Western Canadian Indians made to the war effort. It reviews,the Indian's cultural background, emphasising the survival of the warrior ethic thro ugh the early reservation period to the outbreak of World War One. This ethic, combined with a loyalty to the British Crown and a desire to escape the stagnant reserve life, led Western Canadian Indians to enlist. The thesis further examines the actual experiences of native so ldiers in enlistment, training, and overseas service. In the post-war period the returning Indian veterans expected an improvement in their status in Western Canada, but evidence indicates that their situation remained unchanged.
dc.format.extentvi, 221 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccE 78 P7 D45 1987en
dc.subject.lcshIndians of North America - Prairie Provinces - Social conditions - 1905-1945
dc.titleIndians of the Prairie Provinces in World War I
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/13815
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccE 78 P7 D45 1987en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 613 215772216


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.