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In might 1914, four hundred Sikhs left for British Columbia by means of chartered send, resolved to assert their correct to equivalent remedy with white voters of the British Empire and strength access into Canada. They have been anchored off Vancouver for over months, enduring severe actual privation and harrassment by means of immigration officers, yet defying federal deportation orders even if the Canadian executive tried to implement them with a gunboat.
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Because sharing was considered a duty, the hoarding of personal wealth was regarded as antisocial, and leaders were expected to exhibit great generosity. In direct contrast to the Europeans, a northern Native person gained status by giving rather than by accumulating. Sharing also took place between groups. If moose or caribou hunts 22 Arthur Ray failed in a band's territory, permission was normally granted to hunt on the range of neighbouring bands. Sometimes food shortages could be alleviated through trade, particularly for northern bands who lived adjacent to the Iroquoian area of southern Ontario.
Those people are so far from viewing this engagement as a mere ceremony, like most of our Christian god-fathers and god-mothers, who, notwithstanding their vows... scarcely ever afterward remember what they have promised, that there is not an instance of a Northern Indian having once neglected the duty which he is supposed to have taken upon himself to perform. Perhaps reflecting the male perspective of the time, Hearne does not tell us whether Indian men had to seek the consent of their wives for these arrangements.
Prominent men often reminded the world of their heroic deeds by having pictures painted on their lodge coverings. WHEN Two WORLDS MET 35 hides, buffalo robes, and feathered wear flowed northward from Mandan villages along well-established trading routes into the Canadian prairies. In return, the Plains Assiniboine and Cree carried unpainted hides, robes, and dried provisions southward to the Mandan. Very likely furs too were important in the southward-bound traffic, given that the Mandan lived outside the prime fur area.