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Timothy P. Foran

Timothy P. Foran is the Curator of British North America at the Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Quebec.

Defining Métis

Catholic Missionaries and the Idea of Civilization in Northwestern Saskatchewan, 1845-1898

Timothy P. Foran (Author)

Defining Métis examines categories used in the latter half of the nineteenth century by Catholic missionaries to describe Indigenous people in what is now northwestern Saskatchewan. It argues that the construction and evolution of these categories reflected missionaries’changing interests and agendas.