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An ethnohistorian in Rupert's Land : unfinished conversations

An ethnohistorian in Rupert's Land : unfinished conversations

Author: Jennifer S H Brown
Publisher: Edmonton, AB : AU Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In 1670, the ancient homeland of the Cree and Ojibwe people of Hudson Bay became known to the English entrepreneurs of the Hudson's Bay Company as Rupert's Land, after the founder and absentee landlord, Prince Rupert. For four decades, Jennifer S.H. Brown has examined the complex relationships that developed among the newcomers and the Algonquian communities--who hosted and tolerated the fur traders--and later, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Brown, Jennifer S.H., 1940-
Ethnohistorian in Rupert's Land.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer S H Brown
ISBN: 9781771991711 1771991712
OCLC Number: 1130012502
Description: viii, 360 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: IntroductionPart I: Finding Words and Remembering1 Rupert's Land, Nituskeenan, Our Land: Cree and European Naming and Claiming Around the Dirty Sea2 Linguistic Solitudes and Changing Social Categories3 The Blind Men and the Elephant: Touching the Fur TradePart II: "We Married the Fur Trade": Close Encounters and Their Consequences4 A Demographic Transition in the Fur Trade: Family Sizes of Company Officers and Country Wives, ca. 1750-1850 5 Challenging the Custom of the Country: James Hargrave, His Colleagues, and "the Sex"6 Partial Truths: A Closer Look at Fur Trade MarriagePart III: Families and Kinship, the Old and the Young7 Older Persons in Cree and Ojibwe Stories: Gender, Power, and Survival8 Kinship Shock for Fur Traders and Missionaries: The Cross-Cousin Challenge9 Fur Trade Children in Montreal: The St. Gabriel Street Church Baptisms, 1796-1825Part IV: Recollecting: Women's Stories of the Fur Trade and Beyond10 "Mrs. Thompson Was a Model Housewife": Finding Charlotte Small11 "All These Stories About Women": "Many Tender Ties" and a New Fur Trade History12 Aaniskotaapaan: Generations and Successions Part V: Cree and Ojibwe Prophets and Preachers: Braided Streams13 The Wasitay Religion: Prophecy, Oral Literacy, and Belief on Hudson Bay14 "I Wish to Be as I See You": An Ojibwe-Methodist Encounter in Fur Trade Country, 1854-5515 James Settee and His Cree Tradition: "An Indian Camp at the Mouth of Nelson River Hudsons Bay 1823"16 "As for Me and My House": Zhaawanaash and Methodism at Berens River, 1874-83 17 Fair Wind: Medicine and Consolation on the Berens River18 Fields of Dreams: A. Irving Hallowell and the Berens River OjibwePublication CreditsIndex
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These essays Jennifer Brown's investigations into the surprising range of interactions among Indigenous people and newcomers as they met or observed one another from a distance, and as they competed,  Read more...


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