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Forums such as commissions courtroom trials and tribunals that have been established through the second half of the twentieth century to address Aboriginal land claims have consequently created a particular way of presenting Aboriginal colo- nial and national histories. The history that emerges from these land-claims processes is often criticized for being presentist inaccurately in- terpreting historical actions and actors through the lens of present-day values practices and concerns. In Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History Arthur Ray examines how claims-oriented research is often tted to the existing frames of Indigenous rights law and claims legislation and as a result has inuenced the development of these laws and legislation. Through a comparative study encompassing Aus- tralia Canada New Zealand South Africa and the United States Ray also explores the ways in which various procedures and settings for claims adjudication have inuenced and changed the use of historical evidence made space for Indigenous voices stimulated scholarly debates about the cultural and historical experiences of Indigenous peoples at the time of initial European contact and afterward and have provoked reactions from politicians and scholars. While giving serious consideration to the aws and strengths of presentist histories Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History provides Aboriginal academic and legal communities with essential information on how history is used and how methods are adapted and changed. Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History is accessible and fascinating and will appeal to a broad general audience. It also deals with important current issues that will be of interest to historians and lawyers and other researchers practitioners and technicians. Carwyn Jones Faculty of Law Victoria University of Wellington Arthur J. Ray is professor emeritus of history at the University of British Columbia and the author of Telling It to the Judge Taking Native History to Court. 1 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 6 I N D I G E N O U S S T U D I E S H I S T O R Y Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History arthur j. ray How research into Indigenous rights claims is inuenced by and in turn changes Indigenous law and claims legislation. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queens Native and Northern Series June 2016 978-0-7735-4743-8 29.95A 29.95A 20.99 paper 978-0-7735-4742-1 100.00S 100.00S 69.00 cloth 6 x 9 312pp 15 maps 20 photos Ebook available