Books – Métis Studies

  • Returning to Ceremony

    Spirituality in Manitoba Métis Communities

    Chantal Fiola (Author)

    A homecoming through ceremony.

    Published October 2021 | Decolonization, History, Identity Studies, Indigenous Studies, Métis Studies, Oral History & Storytelling, Religion

  • Daniels v. Canada

    In and Beyond the Courts

    Nathalie Kermoal (Editor), Chris Andersen (Editor)

    Jurisprudence and the Métis Nation.

    Published April 2021 | Identity Studies, Indigenous Studies, Law, Métis Studies

  • Rooster Town

    The History of an Urban Métis Community, 1901–1961

    Evelyn Peters (Author), Matthew Stock (Author), Adrian Werner (Author)

    A Métis enclave at Winnipeg’s edge.

    Published October 2018 | History, Indigenous Studies, Métis Studies, Urban Studies

  • Defining Métis

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

    Timothy P. Foran (Author)

    A thorough examination of the Oblates’ evolving definition of Métis.

    Published April 2017 | History, Indigenous Studies, Métis Studies, Religion

  • Rekindling the Sacred Fire

    Métis Ancestry and Anishinaabe Spirituality

    Chantal Fiola (Author)

    A study of Métis and Anishinaabe spirituality.

    Published April 2015 | Decolonization, History, Identity Studies, Indigenous Studies, Métis Studies, Religion

  • Louis Riel and the Creation of Modern Canada

    Mythic Discourse and the Postcolonial State

    Jennifer Reid (Author)

    A political study of the role Louis Riel has played, and continues to play, in our conception of Canadian political identity.

    Published February 2012 | History, Identity Studies, Métis Studies, Political Studies, Religion

  • Reporting the Resistance

    Alexander Begg and Joseph Hargrave on the Red River Resistance

    Alexander Begg (Author), J.M. Bumsted (Editor)

    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.

    Published December 2003 | Film & Media Studies, History, Métis Studies

  • Thomas Scott’s Body

    And Other Essays on Early Manitoba History

    J.M. Bumsted (Author)

    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.

    Published November 2000 | Biography, History, Métis Studies, Social History

  • River Road

    Essays on Manitoba and Prairie History

    Gerald Friesen (Author)

    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.

    Published December 1996 | History, Indigenous Studies, Labour Studies, Métis Studies, Social History

  • The New Peoples

    Being and Becoming Métis

    Jacqueline Peterson (Editor), Jennifer S.H. Brown (Editor)

    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.

    Published October 1985 | Critical Studies in Native History, History, Indigenous Studies, Métis Studies