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The Whiskey Trade of the Northwestern Plains: A Multidisciplinary Study Hardcover – December, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0820425962 ISBN-10: 0820425966
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The Author: Margaret A. Kennedy is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Saskatchewan. She received her Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Calgary in 1991 and has been involved in numerous studies of the historical archaeology of the northwestern plains over the past two decades.
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Product Details

  • Series: American University Studies Series IX, History (Book 171)
  • Hardcover: 181 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers (December 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0820425966
  • ISBN-13: 978-0820425962
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,306,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 13, 1999
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The whiskey trade was a significant, albeit largely illegal commercial enterprise focused on Montana and southern Alberta. It had a major impact on the lives of the Plains Indians, particularly members of the Blackfoot confederacy. Although Dr. Kennedy could have focused on the archaeological studies she has made on this enterprise, she choses instead to try to build a more inclusive picture of industry by bringing in documents and oral history. The history of selling alcohol always brings out interesting characters and questionable ethics. You should read this if you think rum-running began with the prohibition or you are interested in the early commercial and First Nation's history of the west.
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