The translation of indigenous land into property: the mere analogy of English jurisprudence...

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Abstract

Translation, in both literal and metaphoric senses of the term, is intimately bound
up with the history and practice of colonisation. Once colonial rule is established,
linguistic translation becomes an important political technology for the maintenance of domination. Thus, the Instructions from the London Council of the Virginia Company in 1609 to the prospective governor of the colony ordered him to institute a plan for educating children of the Algonquian leaders in English language, religion and manners. Their reason for doing so was that, ‘if you intreate well and educate those which are younge and to succeede in the government in your Manners and Religion, their people will easily obey you and become in time Civill and Christian
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-38
Number of pages14
JournalParallax
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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