Title: Who Killed William Robinson?: Race, Justice, and Settling the Land: A Historic Whodunnit

Description: Created by history professors Ruth Sandwell and John Lutz, this Web site recreates the events surrounding the 1868 murder of William Robinson, a Black settler on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. A First Nations (Aboriginal) man was tried, convicted and executed for the murder. The Web site, through the use of archival records, permits you to draw your own conclusion about the validity of the case against Tshuanhusset (also called Tom). A teacher's guide is available by contacting either Ruth Sandwell or John Lutz. An extensive bibliography, Beyond This Site, contains links to other Web sites as well as published references. An earlier version of this site existed between 1997 and 2000.

Url: http://web.uvic.ca/history-robinson/
Release Flag: OK for Viewing
Date Issued: 2000-01-01
Date Of Record Creation: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Date Record Checked: 2002-12-03
Date Last Modified: 2004-04-03 08:53:35
Publisher: University of Victoria
Creator: Lutz, John
Sandwell, Ruth
Subject: Robinson, William, d. 1868
Tshuanhusset (Indian)
Salt Spring Island (BC)
Murder
British Columbia (Colony)
Indians of North America
Black Canadians
Classification: Historical Disciplines and Subjects -- Politics and Government
Historical Disciplines and Subjects -- Legal
History -- Study and teaching
Resource Type: Interactive Resource
Language: English
Audience: Undergraduate
Graduate
Research
Lifelong Learner
Format: HTML
 
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