Books – Métis Studies
Returning to Ceremony
Spirituality in Manitoba Métis Communities
A homecoming through ceremony.
Daniels v. Canada
In and Beyond the Courts
Jurisprudence and the Métis Nation.
The History of an Urban Métis Community, 1901–1961
A Métis enclave at Winnipeg’s edge.
Catholic Missionaries and the Idea of Civilization in Northwestern Saskatchewan, 1845–1898
A thorough examination of the Oblates’ evolving definition of Métis.
Rekindling the Sacred Fire
Métis Ancestry and Anishinaabe Spirituality
A study of Métis and Anishinaabe spirituality.
Louis Riel and the Creation of Modern Canada
Mythic Discourse and the Postcolonial State
A political study of the role Louis Riel has played, and continues to play, in our conception of Canadian political identity.
Reporting the Resistance
Alexander Begg and Joseph Hargrave on the Red River Resistance
Reporting the Resistance brings together two first-person accounts to give a view “from the ground” of the developments that shocked Canada and created the province of Manitoba. In 1869 and 1870, Begg and Hargrave were regular correspondents for the Toronto Globe and the Montreal Herald. They describe, often from very different perspectives, the events of the resistance, as well as give insider accounts of the social and political background. Largely unreprinted until now, this correspondence remains a relatively untapped resource for contemporary views of the resistance. These are the Red River’s own accounts, and are often quite different from the perspective of eastern observers.
Thomas Scott’s Body
And Other Essays on Early Manitoba History
What did happen to the body of Thomas Scott? The disposal of the body of Canadian history’s most famous political victim is the starting point for historian J.M. Bumsted’s new look at some of the most fascinating events and personalities of Manitoba’s Red River Settlement. By looking at well-known figures from a new perspective, and by examining some of the more obscure corners of the settlement’s history, Bumsted challenges many of the widely held assumptions about Red River.
Essays on Manitoba and Prairie History
The prairies are a focal point for momentous events in Canadian history, a place where two visions of Canada have often clashed: Louis Riel, the Manitoba School Question, French language rights, the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, and the dramatic collapse of the Meech Lake Accord when MLA Elijah Harper voted “No.” In River Road, historian Gerald Friesen considers new viewpoints of the prairie past, using the perspectives of ethnic and cultural history, women’s history, regional history, and labour history to raise questions of interpretation and context. The time frame considered is equally wide-ranging, from the Aboriginal and Red River society to the political arena of current constitutional debates.
The New Peoples
Being and Becoming Métis
A path-breaking collection of original essays by twelve leading Canadian and American scholars, this volume is the first major work to explore, in a North American context, the dimension and meaning of the process fundamental to the European invasion and colonization of the western hemisphere: the intermingling of European and native American peoples.