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Amelinckx, Andrea, and Russel Barsh. A Mi'kmaq Sourcebook on Treaty Rights and Human Rights with Particular Emphasis on Harvesting. PEI Human Rights Committee, Subcommittee of the Mi'kmaq Grand Council, 1995.

Ayers, Nancy E. "Aboriginal Rights in the Maritimes." Canadian Native Law Reporter 2, no. 1 (1984): 1-84.

Bartlett, Richard H. Indian Reserves in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada. Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan Native Law Centre, 1986.

Bell, D. G. "Was Amerindian Dispossession Lawful?: The Response of 19th Century Maritime Intellectuals." Dalhousie Law Journal 23, no. 1 (Spring, 2000): 168-82.

Boudreault, René. "Réflexion concernant les droits ancestraux, les limites à ces droits et les voies d'action possibles : Lectures de nature juridique par un négociateur" [A Reflexion Concerning Ancestral Rights, the Limits of These Rights, and Possible Courses of Action: Readings of a Legal Nature by a Negotiator]. Recherches amérindiennes au Québec 30, no. 2 (2000): 83-87.

Caldbick, Mary L. "Locke's Doctrine of Property and the Dispossession of the Passamaquoddy." MA Thesis, University of New Brunswick, September 1997.

Caron, Fred. "Challenges of the Treaty Relationship." New Brunswick Law Journal 43 (1994): 255-60.

Clarke, Bruce D., and the Micmac Grand Council. The Mi'kmaq Treaty Handbook. Edited by Lisa Patterson. Sydney & Truro, Nova Scotia: Native Communications Society of Nova Scotia, 1987.

Coates, Kenneth S. The Marshall Decision and Native Rights. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000.

Daugherty, Wayne E. Maritime Indian Treaties in Historical Perspective = Historique des Traités avec les Indiens des Maritimes. Ottawa: Treaties and Historical Research Centre, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1983.

Daugherty, Wayne E. Select Annotated Bibliography on Indian Maritime History. Ottawa: Treaties and Historical Research Centre, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1984.

Daugherty, Wayne E. Discussion Report on the Status of Maritime Indian Treaties. Ottawa: Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1993.

DIAND. Bibliography: Containing Material of Relevance for Research Matters Concerning Indian History (Particularly Treaties) in Québec and the Atlantic Provinces. Ottawa: Treaties and Historical Research Centre, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1974.

Dickason, Olive Patricia. "Louisbourg and the Indians: A Study in Imperial Race Relations." In History and Archaeology 6, ed. 3-206. Ottawa: Parks Canada and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, 1976.

Dickason, Olive Patricia. "Amerindians Between French and English in Nova Scotia, 1713-1763." American Indian Culture and Research Journal 10, no. 4 (1986): 31-56.

Ghere, David L. "Mistranslations and Misinformation: Diplomacy on the Maine Frontier, 1725-1755." American Indian Culture and Research Journal 8, no. 4 (1984): 3-26.

Gould, Gary P. and Alan J. Semple. Our Land: The Maritimes. Fredericton: Saint Anne's Point Press, 1980.

Grammond, Sébastien. "L'arrêt Marshall ou comment reconstruire un traité." Recherches amérindiennes au Québec 29, no. 2 (1999): 106-09.

Grammond, Sébastien. "Les Autochtones ont-ils un droit de participer à la forecterie commerciale?" Recherches amérindiennes au Québec 30,no. 2 (2000): 87-93.

Henderson, James Youngblood. "Mikmaw Tenure in Atlantic Canada." Dalhousie Law Journal 18 (1995): 196-294.

Henderson, James Youngblood. The Mi'kmaw Concordat. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 1997.

Henderson, James Youngblood. Impact of Delgamuukw Guidelines in Atlantic Canada. May 1999.

Henderson, James Youngblood. "Constitutional Powers and Treaty Rights." Saskatchewan Law Review 63 (2000): 719-49.

Hunt, Richard. "British-American Rivalry for the Support of the Indians of Maine and Nova Scotia, 1775-1783." MA Thesis, University of Maine at Orono, January 1973.

Indian-Eskimo Association of Canada. Report of Discussions [on] Legal Status of Indians in the Maritimes. Toronto: Indian-Eskimo Association of Canada, 1970.

Isaac, Thomas. "Understanding Treaty Rights in Atlantic Canada: R. v. Marshall." The Solicitor's Journal 16, no. 3 (2000): 15-18.

Isaac, Thomas. Aboriginal and Treaty Rights in the Maritimes: The Marshall Decision and Beyond. Saskatoon: Purich Publishing, 2001.

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Kennedy, Patricia. "Treaty Texts: When Can We Trust the Written Word?" SSHARE / ERASSH 3, no. 1 (Spring / Summer 1995): 1, 8, 20-25.

Kuhlen, Daniel J. A Layperson's Guide to Treaty Rights in Canada. Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan Native Law Centre, 1985.

LaForest, Marie. W. "Native Fishing and Hunting Rights in New Brunswick." University of New Brunswick Law Journal 29 (1980): 111-22.

Leavitt, Robert M. and Marie Ann Battiste. Maliseet and MicMac: First Nations of the Maritimes. Fredericton: New Ireland Press, 1995.

Leighton, James Douglas. "The Development of Federal Indian Policy in Canada, 1840-1890." PhD Thesis, University of Western Ontario, August 1975.

MacInnes, J. Todd. "Law and Salmon Fishing on the Kingsclear Maliseet Reserve." MA Thesis, University of New Brunswick, 1991.

Marshall, Joseph B. "Hunting and Fishing Rights of Mi'kmaq." In Paqtatek, ed. Patrick Johnson, 35-39. Halifax: Garamond Press, 1991.

Morrison, Kenneth M. The Embattled Northeast: The Elusive Ideal of Alliance in Abenaki-Euramerican Relations. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1984.

Morse, Bradford W. A View From the North: Aboriginal and Treaty Issues in Canada. Paper Presented At: Tribal Sovereignty: Back to the Future? In St. Thomas Law Review, Volume 7, Summer 1995. Miami, Florida: Saint Thomas University, 1995.

New Brunswick Association of Métis and Non-Status Indians. The Maritime Treaties 1675 to 1794 - Their Nature and Scope. New Brunswick Association of Métis and Non-Status Indians, 1986.

Nicholas, Andrea Bear. "Maliseet Aboriginal Rights and Mascarene's Treaty, Not Dummer's Treaty." In Actes du dix-septieme Congrès des Algonquinistes, ed. William Cowan, 215-29. Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1986.

Nicholas, Andrea Bear. "Mascarene's Treaty of 1725." University of New Brunswick Law Journal 43 (1993): 3-11.

O'Donnell, Brendan. Maritime Indian Treaties - The Historical / Legal Background Concerning Native Fishing Rights. Ottawa: Fisheries and Oceans, Native Affairs Division, Policy and Planning Issue 12, 25 August 1989.

Palmater, Pamela D. "An Empty Shell of a Treaty Promise: R. v. Marshall and the Rights of Non-Status Indians." Dalhousie Law Journal 23, no. 1 (2000): 102-48.

Patterson, E. Palmer II. The Canadian Indian: A History Since 1500. Don Mills, Ontario: Collier-Macmillan Canada, Ltd., c. 1972.

Patterson, Stephen E. "1744-1763: Colonial Wars and Aboriginal Peoples." In The Atlantic Region to Confederation: A History, eds. Phillip A. Buckner and John G. Reid, 125-55; 413-19. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994.

Patterson, Stephen E. "Anatomy of a Treaty: Nova Scotia's First Native Treaty in Historical Context." University of New Brunswick Law Journal 48 (1999): 41-64.

Patterson, Stephen E. "Indian-White Relations in Nova Scotia, 1749-61: A Study in Political Interaction." Acadiensis 23, no. 1 (Autumn 1993): 23-59.

Paul, Daniel N. We Were Not the Savages: A Micmac Perspective on the Collision of European and Aboriginal Civilizations. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing Ltd., 1993.

Paul, Stewart C. and Ronald E. Gaffney. As Long As the Sun and Moon Shall Endure: A Brief History of the Maritime First Nations Treaties, 1675-1783. Fredericton: Paul & Gaffney and Associates, 1986.

Pibus, Christopher J. "The Fisheries Act and Native Fishing Rights in Canada: 1970-1980." University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review 39, no. 1 (1983): 43-54.

Plank, Geoffrey. "The Two Majors Cope: The Boundaries of Nationality in Mid-18th Century Nova Scotia." Acadiensis 25, no. 2 (1996): 18-40.

Prins, Harald E. The Mi'kmaq: Resistance, Accommodation and Cultural Survival. Fort Worth, Texas: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1996.

Ray, Arthur J. I Have Lived Here Since the World Began. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1996.

Ray, Arthur J. "Regina v. Marshall: Native History, the Judiciary and the Public." Acadiensis 29, no. 2 (2000): 138-46.

Reid, Jennifer. Myth, Symbol, and Colonial Encounter - British and Mi'kmaq in Acadia, 1700-1867. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1995.

Reid, John G. "1686-1720: Imperial Intrusions." In The Atlantic Region to Confederation: A History, eds. Phillip A. Buckner and John G. Reid, 78-103; 403-09. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994.

Rounthwaite, H. Ian. The Legality of Suspending Hunting and Fishing Charges Against Treaty and Status Indians. Saskatoon: The Native Law Centre, 1980.

Saunders, Ivan J. Nova Scotia Indian Treaty, 1778. 1971.

Sharma, Parnesh. Aboriginal Fishing Rights: Laws, Courts and Politics. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 1998.

Sheffer, W. J. "Aboriginal Treaty Rights and Wrongs." Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues 10 (2000): 77-103.

Slattery, Brian. "The Land Rights of Indigenous Canadian Peoples, As Affected by the Crown's Acquisition of Their Territories." PhD Thesis, University of Oxford, 1979.

Slattery, Brian. "Some Thoughts on Aboriginal Title." University of New Brunswick Law Journal 48 (1999): 19-40.

Thorp, Daniel B. "Equals of the King: The Balance of Power in Early Acadia." Acadiensis 25, no. 2 (1996): 3-17.

Union of Nova Scotia Indians. Crown Land Rights and Hunting and Fishing Rights of Micmac Indians in the Province of Nova Scotia. Union of Nova Scotia Indians, 31 March 1976.

Upton, L.F.S. "Indian Policy in Colonial Nova Scotia 1783-1871." Acadiensis 5, no. 1 (1975): 3-31.

Upton, L.F.S. "Contact and Conflict on the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of Canada." Acadiensis 9, no. 2 (1980): 3-13.

Upton, L.F.S. Micmacs and Colonists. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1979.

Walker, Elizabeth. The Colonial Office Papers and the Maritime Indian Treaties, 1749-1755. Ottawa: Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1989.

Wetzel, Jerry, Pat Anderson, and Douglas E. Sanders. Freedom to Live Our Own Way in Our Own Land. Conne River, NF: Ktaqamkuk Ilnui Saquimawoutie and the Conne River Indian Band Council, July 1980.

Whitehead, Ruth Holmes. The Old Man Told Us: Excerpts From Micmac History 1500-1950. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing Ltd., 1991.

Wicken, William C. "Mi'kmaq Land in Southwestern Nova Scotia, 1771-1823." In Making Adjustments: Change and Continuity in Planter Nova Scotia, 1759-1800, ed. Margaret Conrad, 113 -122. Fredericton: Acadiensis Press, 1991.

Wicken, William C. "Encounters with Tall Sails and Tall Tales: Mi'kmaq Society, 1500-1760." PhD Thesis, McGill University, 1994.

Wicken, William C. "Mi'kmaq and Wuastukwiuk Treaties." University of New Brunswick Law Journal 43 (1994): 241-53.

Wicken, William C. "'Heard It From Our Grandfathers:' Mi'kmaq Treaty Tradition and the Syliboy Case of 1928." University of New Brunswick Law Journal 44 (1995): 145-55.

Wicken, William C. Mi'kmaq Treaties on Trial. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002.

Wicken, William C., and John G. Reid. An Overview of the 18th Century Treaties Signed Between the Mi'kmaq and Wuastukwiuk Peoples and the English Crown, 1725-1928. Ottawa: Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, 1993.

Wildsmith, B. H. "The Mi'kmaq and the Fishery: Beyond Food Requirements." Dalhousie Law Journal 18 (1995): 116-40.