Aboriginal People in the Canadian Military
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CHARTRAND, René, Canadian military heritage: Volume I (1000-1754), (Montreal : Art Global, 1993).

RAY, Arthur J., I have lived here since the world began: an illustrated history of Canada’s Native People, Rev. ed., (Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2005).

TRIGGER, Bruce G., The children of Aataentsic : a history of the Huron People in 1660, (Kingston, Ont. ; Montreal : McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1987).


BEAULIEU, Alain, Les autochtones du Québec: des premiéres alliances aux revendications contemporaines, (Québec : Éditions Fides, 2000).

CHARTRAND, René, Canadian military heritage: Volume II (1755-1871), (Montreal : Art Global, 1995).

DICKASON, Olive Patricia, Canada’s First Nations: a history of founding peoples from earliest times, 3rd ed., (Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, 2002).

HAVARD, Gilles, The Great Peace of Montreal of 1701: French-native diplomacy in the seventeenth century, (Montreal : McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001).

LACKENBAUER, P. Whitney, Craig Mantle and Scott Sheffield, eds., Aboriginal Peoples and military participation: Canadian and international perspectives, (Kingston, Ont. : Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2007).

MILER, James R., Skyscrapers hide the heavens : a history of Indian-white relations in Canada, 3rd ed., (Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2000).


ALEN, Robert S, His Majesty’s Indian allies: British Indian policy in the defence of Canada, 1774-1815, (Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2008).

BEN, Carl, The Iroquois in the War of 1812, (Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1998).

MACLEOD, D. Peter, The Canadian Iroquois and the Seven Years War, (Toronto : Dundurn Press, 1996).

MORTON, Desmond, A military history of Canada: from Champlain to Kosovo, 5th ed., (Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 2007).


BERNIER, Serge, Canadian military heritage: Volume III (1872-2000), (Montreal : Art Global, 2000).

GRAVES, Donald E., Guns across the river : the battle of the Windmill, 1838, (Prescott, Ont. : Friends of the Windmill Point ; Toronto : Robin Brass Studio, 2001).

STACE Y, Charles P., ed., Records of the Nile Voyageurs, 1884-85: the Canadian Voyageur Contingent in the Gordon Relief Expedition, (Toronto : Champlain Society, 1959).

STANLE Y, George F.G., Toil and trouble: military expeditions to Red River, (Toronto : Dundurn Press, 1989).

STONECHILD, Blair and Bill Waiser, Loyal till death: Indians and the North-West Rebellion, (Calgary : Fifth House, 1997).


GAFEN, Fred, Forgotten soldiers, (Penticton, B.C. : Theytus Books, 1985).

DEMPSEY, L. James, Warriors of the King: Prairie Indians in World War I, (Regina : Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina, 1999).

HAYES, Adrian, Pegahmagabow: legendary warrior, forgotten hero, (Huntsville, Ont. : Fox Meadow Creations, 2003).

SHEFIELD, R. Scott, The redman’s on the warpath: the image of the ‘Indian’ and the Second World War, (Vancouver : UBC Press, 2004).

SUMMERBY, Janice, Native soldiers, foreign battlefields, (Ottawa : Veterans Affairs Canada, 2005).


CANADA, Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Volume 1. Looking forward, looking back, Chapter 12: Veterans, (Ottawa : Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, 1996).

LACKENBAUER, P. Whitney, Battle grounds: The Canadian military and aboriginal lands, (Vancouver : UBC Press, 2007).

MACFARLANE, John and John Moses, Different drummers: aboriginal culture and the Canadian Armed Forces, 1939-2002 (Canadian Military Journal, Vol. 6, no. 1, Spring 2005).

Canadian Ranger Mary-Jane Kunkel, Operation NARWHAL 07
Canadian Ranger Mary-Jane Kunkel reacts with glee after her first flight in a Griffon helicopter.
Ranger Kunkel is one of many Canadian Rangers who participated in Operation NARWHAL 07.
Photo by Sgt Brad Phillips [The Maple Leaf, 13 June 07 ]