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Gathering places : Aboriginal and fur trade histories

"British traders and Ojibwe hunters. Cree women and their metis daughters. Explorers and anthropologists and Aboriginal guides and informants. These people, their relationships, and their complex identities and worldviews were not featured in histories of North America until the 1970s, when scholars from multiple disciplines began to bring new perspectives and approaches to bear on the past
Print Book, English, ©2010
UBC Press, Vancouver, ©2010
xi, 324 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
9780774818438, 9780774818445, 0774818433, 0774818441
1 Introduction: Complex Subjectivities, Multiple Ways of Knowing / Laura Peers and Carolyn Podruchny
Part 1: Using Material Culture
2 Putting Up Poles: Power, Navigation, and Cultural Mixing in the Fur Trade / Carolyn Podruchny, Frederic W. Gleach, and Roger Roulette
3 Dressing for the Homeward Journey: Western Anishnaabe Leadership Roles Viewed through Two Nineteenth-Century Burials / Cory Willmott and Kevin Brownlee
Part 2: Using Documents
4 Anishinaabe Toodaims: Contexts for Politics, Kinship, and Identity in the Eastern Great Lakes / Heidi Bohaker
5 The Contours of Everyday Life: Food and Identity in the Plateau Fur Trade / Elizabeth Vibert
6 "Make it last forever as it is": John McDonald of Garth's Vision of a Native Kingdom in the Northwest / Germaine Warkentin
Part 3: Ways of Knowing
7 Being and Becoming Métis: A Personal Reflection / Heather Devine
8 Historical Research and the Place of Oral History: Conversations from Berens River / Susan Elaine Gray
Part 4: Ways of Representing
9 Border Identities: Métis, Halfbreed, and Mixed-Blood / Theresa Schenck
10 Edward Ahenakew's Tutelage by Paul Wallace: Reluctant Scholarship, Inadvertent Preservation / David R. Miller
11 Aboriginal History and Historic Sites: The Shifting Ground / Laura Peers and Robert Coutts
Afterword: Aaniskotaapaan
Generations and Successions / Jennifer S.H. Brown