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Louis Riel and the creation of modern Canada : mythic discourse and the postcolonial state

Author: Jennifer Reid
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2008.
Series: Religions of the Americas series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jennifer Reid looks at the man known today as the founder of Manitoba. Not just a traditional biography, Reid examines Riel's education and religious beliefs."--[book jacket].
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Genre/Form: Folklore
History
Named Person: Louis Riel; Louis Riel; Louis Riel
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Reid
ISBN: 9780826344151 0826344151
OCLC Number: 226389321
Description: xi, 314 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Setting the stage: the North-West to 1885 --
Canadian myths and Canadian identity --
Nation-States and National discourses --
Violence and state creation --
Revolution, identity, and Canada --
Riel and the Canadian state --
Heterogeneity and the Postcolonial state.
Series Title: Religions of the Americas series.
Responsibility: Jennifer Reid.
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Politician, founder of Manitoba, and leader of the aboriginal Metis people, Louis Riel led two resistance movements against the Canadian government. This book examines Riel's religious background,  Read more...

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