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Bois-Brûlés : the untold story of the Métis of western Québec

Bois-Brûlés : the untold story of the Métis of western Québec

Author: Michel Bouchard; Sébastien Malette; Guillaume Marcotte
Publisher: Vancouver, BC ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"We think of Métis as having exclusively Prairie roots. Quebec doesn't recognize a historical Métis community, and the Métis National Council contests the existence of any Métis east of Ontario. Quebec residents who seek recognition as Métis under the Canadian Constitution therefore face an uphill legal and political battle. Who is right? 'Bois-Brûlés' examines archival and ethnographic evidence to piece  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Genealogy
Family histories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bouchard, Michel, 1969-
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2020
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Bouchard; Sébastien Malette; Guillaume Marcotte
ISBN: 9780774862325 0774862327 9780774862332 0774862335
OCLC Number: 1140781675
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Translation of: Les Bois-Brûlés de l'Outaouais : une étude ethnoculturelle des Métis de la Gatineau.
Description: xvi, 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Foreword / Michel Noël --
A note for readers --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Part 1. Theoretical and Methodological Considerations --
1. Studying Métis identities --
2. Métis identities and ethnonyms --
Part 2. The Métis Presence in the Outaouais Region --
3. The Outaouais fur trade of the nineteenth century --
4. Shared cultural traits of the Bois-Brûlés --
5. Algonquin half-breeds, priests, and the Métis collectivity --
Part 3. Métis of the Gatineau Valley - Rivière Désert, Lac-Sainte-Marie, and Lac des Sables --
6. Crowded crossroads --
7. Comparing Lac-Sainte-Marie and Sault Ste. Marie --
8. Louis Riel and the McGregors of the Lièvre --
Part 4. Historical Continuity and Contemporary Concerns --
9. A new era : The creation of the Maniwaki Reserve --
10. Petitions and politics : The Maniwaki Reserve and the forest industry --
11. The great awakening : Outaouais Métis voices, 1969-2017 --
Conclusion : Toward recognition? --
Appendix : Principal Métis families of the Gatineau --
Notes --
Works cited --
Other Titles: Bois-Brûlés de l'Outaouais.
Responsibility: Michel Bouchard, Sébastien Malette, and Guillaume Marcotte.


Bois-Brules shatters the prevailing orthodoxy that Metis communities are found solely in western Canada by demonstrating that a distinct community emerged in the fur trade frontier of Quebec in the  Read more...


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