Books – Critical Studies in Native History
Haudenosaunee Land Tenure on the Grand River
A Haudenosaunee telling of Haudenosaunee history.
The Canadian Government and the Residential School System
The groundbreaking bestseller reissued.
The Stories of Francis Pegahmagabow
The stories of Canada’s most decorated Indigenous soldier.
The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder
A compelling, harrowing, but ultimately uplifting story of resilience and self-discovery.
A modern history of Indigenous labour in the Canadian workforce.
Contemporary Kinship and Cowessess First Nation
An entirely new way of viewing Aboriginal cultural identity on the northern plains.
Memory, Teachings, and Story Medicine
A rare and inspiring guide to the health and well-being of Aboriginal women and their communities.
Epidemics in the Petit Nord, 1670 to 1846
Although new diseases had first arrived in the New World in the 16th century, by the end of the 17th century shorter transoceanic travel time meant that a far greater number of diseases survived the journey from Europe and were still able to infect new communities. These acute, directly transmitted infectious diseases – including smallpox, influenza, and measles — would be responsible for a monumental loss of life and would forever transform North American Aboriginal communities. Historical geographer Paul Hackett meticulously traces the diffusion of these diseases from Europe through central Canada to the West.
Historical Perspectives on the Ojibwa Midewiwin
The Midewiwin is the traditional religious belief system central to the world view of Ojibwa in Canada and the US. The rituals of the Midewiwin were observed by many 19th century Euro-Americans, most of whom approached these ceremonies with hostility and suspicion. As a result, although there were many accounts of the Midewiwin published in the 19th century, they were often riddled with misinterpretations and inaccuracies. Historian Michael Angel compares the early texts written about the Midewiwin, and identifies major, common misconceptions in these accounts.
Original People of the Great Swampy Land
The original people of the Hudson Bay lowlands, often known as the Lowland Cree and known to themselves as Muskekowuck Athinuwick, were among the first Aboriginal peoples in northwestern North America to come into contact with Europeans. This book challenges long-held misconceptions about the Lowland Cree, and illustrates how historians have often misunderstood the role and resourcefulness of Aboriginal peoples during the fur-trade era.