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.

Reviews

“A significant contribution to our understanding of this recent field of historic endeavour.”

Canadian Historical Review

“An indispensable introduction to the complexity of Métis communities.”

American Historical Review

About the Authors

Jennifer Brown is professor of history at the University of Winnipeg. An anthropologist and historian, she has written widely on fur-trade social history and ethnohistory.

Other contributors: Marcel Giraud, Olive Dickason, Jacqueline Peterson, John Foster, Irene Spry, Verne Dussenberry, John Long, Trudy Nicks, Kenneth Morgan, R. David Edmunds, Jennifer Brown, Sylvia Van Kirk, Ted Brasser, John Crawford, Robert Thomas

Book Details

  • The New Peoples: Being and Becoming Métis
  • Jacqueline Peterson (Editor), Jennifer S.H. Brown (Editor)
  • Published October 1985, 306 pages
  • Paper, ISBN: 9780887556173, 6 × 9, $24.95
  • Topic(s): Indigenous Studies
  • Part of the U of M Press series: Critical Studies in Native History

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