Maps and Dreams
Author(s): Hugh Brody
Synopsis: Maps and Dreams is a journey into the lives and lands of the Beaver Indians, forest hunter of the Canadian sub-Arctic. Fascinating descriptions of daily life and the Indians’ dreams of hunting trails and of heaven alternate with a perceptive commentary on the history, politics, and social conditions of northeastern British Columbia. Two realities emerge: the rapacious dreams and plans of the white man, and the maps the Indians made to demonstrate the tenacity of hunting and trapping economy.