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From new peoples to new nations : aspects of Métis history and identity from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries

Author: Gerhard J Ens; Joe Sawchuk
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From New Peoples to New Nations is a broad historical account of the emergence of the Metis as distinct peoples in North America over the last three hundred years. Examining the cultural, economic, and political strategies through which communities define their boundaries, Gerhard J. Ens and Joe Sawchuk trace the invention and reinvention of Metis identity from the late eighteenth century to the present day. Their
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerhard J Ens; Joe Sawchuk
ISBN: 9781442649781 144264978X 9781442627116 1442627115
OCLC Number: 904979571
Awards: Winner of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2016 (United States)
Short-listed for Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017 (Canada)
Description: xii, 687 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I: Hybridity and patterns of ethnogenesis --
Race and nation : changing ethnological and historical constructions of hybridity --
Economic ethnogenesis : the fur trade and Métissage in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries --
pt. II: The genesis and development of the idea of the Métis nation to the 1930s --
Fur trade wars, the Battle of Seven Oaks, and the idea of the Métis nation, 1811-1849 --
Louis Riel and the religion of Métis nationalism, 1869-1885 --
L'union Nationale Métisse Saint-Joseph, A.-H. Trémaudan, and the re-imagining of the Métis nation, 1910 to the 1930s --
pt. III: Government policy and the intervention of Métis status in the nineteenth century --
The Manitoba Act and the creation of Métis status --
Extinguishing rights and inventing categories : Métis scrip as policy and self-ascription --
Indian treaty versus Métis scrip : the permeability of status categories and ethnicities --
The United States/Canada border and the bifurcation of the plains Métis 1870-1900 --
pt. IV: Economic marginalization and the Métis political response, 1896 to the 1960s --
St. Paul des Métis colony, 1896-1909 : identity as pathology --
Political mobilization in Alberta and the Métis Population Betterment Act of 1938 --
The Liberals, the CCF, and the Metis of Saskatchewan, 1935-1964 --
Social science and the Métis, 1950-1970 --
pt. V: Politics, the courts, and the Constitution: reformulating Métis identities since the 1960s --
A renewed political awareness, 1965-2000 --
Reformulated identities, 1965-2013 --
The Métis of Ontario --
Organizational politics, land claims, and the Métis of the Northwest Territories --
Ethnic symbolism : reinterpreting and recreating the past.
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