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By Brian Titley

As a rule thought of a sympathetic portrayer of the Canadian Indian, Duncan Campbell Scott printed in his writings his actual ideals in regards to the stipulations and way forward for Canada's local humans. in the course of his lengthy and turbulent tenure as Deputy Superintendent normal of Indian Affairs, his reaction to demanding situations comparable to the making of treatises in northern Ontario, land claims in British Columbia, and the prestige of the Six countries underscored his ideals that the Indians didn't have any valid grievances and that the dep. knew most sensible.

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At that stagethere were twenty young families in the colony producing good crops and raising their children in the English language. 63 Sifton was evidently impressed with Graham's work and cited his achievements in the House of Commons on a number of occasions as evidence of the progress that was being made. "64 In 1904, he was again praising Graham's accomplishments. Noting that the agent had been promoted to inspector, he observed that the agencies under his charge had shown the "greatest improvement" in the Northwest.

8 The proBritish sentiments of the Tories undoubtedly appealed to him, and his views The Poet and the Indians 25 reflected that peculiar blend of imperial pride and patriotic attachment to the homeland that characterized English-Canadian nationalism. Scott firmly believed in the great civilizing mission of the British Empire, and he saw Canada's international role as an integral component of that entity. The men who had built the Empire were among his great heroes. "9 Grey's actions as a military commander and colonial administrator subduing aboriginal peoples helped to extend and strengthen British hegemony in Australia, New Zealand, and southern Africa during the nineteenth century.

He depicted this menace in what is a revealing passage: The Indian nature now seems like a fire that is waning, that is smouldering and dying away in ashes; then it was full of force and heat. " His penchant for hyperbole is clearly evident. Engaged in what he called the "Science of History," he gathered the most emotionally charged adjectives he could muster to attach to the Indian. "Savage," "wild," "desperate," "cunning," "treacherous," "superstitious," and "brutal" are prominent in this catalogue of abuse.

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