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Author Macdougall, Brenda, 1969-

Title One of the family : Metis culture in nineteenth-century northwestern Saskatchewan / Brenda Macdougall

Publ Info Vancouver : UBC Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  E99.M47 M33 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xxii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-311) and index
Contents They are strongly attached to the country of rivers, lakes, and forests : the social landscapes of the northwest -- The bond that connected one human being to another : social construction of the Metis family -- To live in the land of my mother : residency and patronymic connections across the Northwest -- After a man has tasted of the comforts of married life this living alone comes pretty tough : family, acculturation, and Roman Catholicism -- The only men obtainable who know the country and Indians are still married : family, labour, and the HBC -- The Halfbreeds of thsi place always did and always will dance : competition, freemen, and contested spaces -- I thought it advisable to furnish him : freemen to free traders in the Northwest fur trade
Note "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 religious institutions while nurturing a society that emphasized family obligation and responsibility. This innovative exploration of the birth of Metis identity offers a model for future research and discussion."--BOOK JACKET
LC subject Métis -- Saskatchewan -- Ile-`a-la Crosse -- History -- 19th century
Métis -- Kinship -- Saskatchewan -- Ile-`a-la Crosse -- History -- 19th century
Métis -- Saskatchewan -- Ile-`a-la Crosse -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Métis -- Saskatchewan -- Ile-`a-la Crosse -- Ethnic identity
Fur trade -- Saskatchewan -- History -- 19th century
Catholic Church -- Saskatchewan -- History -- 19th century
Ile-à-la-Crosse (Sask.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Ile-à-la-Crosse (Sask.) -- Church history -- 19th century
ISBN 9780774817295 (acid-free paper)
0774817291 (acid-free paper)