The Canadian Indian : a reference paper.: R5-234/1966E-PDF

"At the time of the first settlements in North America about four centuries ago, the Indian population of what is now Canada was, according to the best estimates of anthropologists, about 200,000. Shortly after the advant of the Europeans, the Indian population started to decline, and continued to dwindle until it became a common belief that the Indians were a dying race. The population had decreased by almost half early in this century. Then it began to increase, slowly at first then more rapidly so that now Indians are increasing faster than any other group in Canada. Today they have exceeded their original number, having a total population of some 210,000."--p. 1.

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Department/Agency Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
Canada. Indian Affairs Branch.
Title The Canadian Indian : a reference paper.
Variant title Canadian Indian : Indian Affairs Branch
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Format Electronic
Electronic document

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Note(s) "March, 1966."
Digitized edition from print [produced by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada].
Publishing information Ottawa : Department of the Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Indian Affairs Branch, 1966.
Description 13 p.
Catalogue number
  • R5-234/1966E-PDF
Subject terms Indians, Population, Canadian identity

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