One of the family : Metis culture in nineteenth-century northwestern Saskatchewan (Book, 2010) []
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One of the family : Metis culture in nineteenth-century northwestern Saskatchewan

One of the family : Metis culture in nineteenth-century northwestern Saskatchewan

Author: Brenda MacDougall
Publisher: Vancouver UBC Press c 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In recent years there has been growing interest in identifying the social and cultural attributes that define the Metis as a distinct people. In this study, Brenda Macdougall employs the concept of wahkootowin to trace the emergence of a Metis community in northern Saskatchewan. Wahkootowin, a Cree term, describes how relationships worked and helps to explain how the Metis negotiated with local economic and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda MacDougall
ISBN: 0774817291 9780774817295 9780774817301 0774817305 9780774817318 0774817313
OCLC Number: 838080087
Awards: Winner of Clio Prize for the Prairies, Canadian Historical Association 2011 (Canada)
Description: XXII, 335 Seiten Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Note on Methodology and Sources Note on Writing Conventions Introduction 1 "They are strongly attached to the country of rivers, lakes, and forests": The Social Landscapes of the Northwest 2 "The bond that connected one human being to another": Social Construction of the Metis Family 3 "To live in the land of my Mother": Residency and Patronymic Connections Across the Northwest 4 "After a man has tasted of the comforts of married life this living alone comes pretty tough": Family, Acculturation, and Roman Catholicism 5 "The only men obtainable who know the country and Indians are all married": Family, Labour, and the HBC 6 "The HalfBreeds of this place always did and always will dance": Competition, Freemen, and Contested Spaces 7 "I Thought it advisable to furnish him": Freemen to Free Traders in the Northwest Fur Trade Conclusion Appendix Glossary Notes Bibliography Index of Names Index of Subjects
Responsibility: Brenda Macdougall


Employs a sophisticated theoretical framework and diverse sources to trace the birth and growth of a Metis community in northern Saskatchewan.  Read more...


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In a meticulously crafted study of the connections between the Metis families of the Sakitawak (Ile a la Crosse) region of Saskatchewan, Brenda Macdougall adds richness to a familiar story by Read more...

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