The Historical Society of Alberta publishes the quarterly journal, Alberta History and quarterly newsletters, History Now. Readers have free access to the past 50 years of Alberta History via the University of Alberta’s Peel Collection. Browsing through this University of Alberta site will offer many articles and research tools for your resource needs.

Over 50 titles have been published or sponsored by the HSA’s Alberta Records Publication Board (ARPB) or the HSA chapters. Enjoy reading about Alberta’s rich past in our publications.

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A Special Opportunity to purchase Hugh Dempsey's The Great Blackfoot Treaties

Renowned historian Hugh Dempsey traces the evolution of Blackfoot territorial negotiations - beginning with inter-tribal treaties, then moving on to treaties between the Blackfoot and the United States government, and finally examining the numbered treaties between the Blackfoot and the Canadian government. Zeroing in on Treaty Seven, signed in 1877, Dempsey examines the motives and ideologies that drove the Blackfoot treaties, the implications of their terms, and the far-reaching effects of their administrative failures.

The Great Blackfoot Treaties challenges several common assumptions about First Nations' experience with diplomatic negotiations and gives an illuminating and nuanced analysis of this pivotal chapter in Canadian Indigenous history.

ISBN 978-1-77203-078-5 (SC 262 pp) $22.95. (To order, click on Publication List and Order Form, above)

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