Long Journey Of A Forgotten People

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Author Lischke & Mcnab (Eds)
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Known as “Canada’s forgotten people,” the Métis have long been here, but until 1982 they lacked the legal status of Native people. At that point, however, the Métis were recognized in the constitution as one of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. A significant addition to Métis historiography,The Long Journey of a Forgotten Peopleincludes Métis voices and personal narratives that address the thorny and complicated issue of Métis identity from historical and contemporary perspectives. Topics include eastern Canadian Métis communities; British military personnel and their mixed-blood descendants; life as a Métis woman; and the Métis peoples ongoing struggle for recognition of their rights, including discussion of recent Supreme Court rulings.

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>The Long Journey of a Forgotten People: Métis Identities and Family Histories, edited by Ute Lischke and David T. McNabPreface: The Years of Achievement | Ute Lischke and David T. McNabIntroduction: We Are Still Here | Ute Lischke and David T. McNabPart I: Reflections on Métis IdentitiesOut of the Bush: A Journey to a Dream | Olive Patricia DickasonA Long Journey: Reflections on Spirit Memory and Métis Identities | David T. McNabReflections on Métis Connections in the Life and Writings of Louise Erdrich | Ute LischkeThe Winds of Change: Métis Rights after Powley, Taku and Haida | Jean TeilletPart II: Historical Perspectives“I Shall Settle, Marry, and Trade Here”: British Military Personnel and Their Mixed-Blood Descendants | Sandy CampbellEarly Forefathers to the Athabasca Métis: Long-Term North West Company Employees | Nicole St. OngeManipulating Identity: The Sault Borderlands Métis and Colmiac Intervention | Karl S. HeleNew Light on the Plains Métis: The Buffalo Hunters of Pembinah, 1870–71 | Heather DevineThe Drummond Island Voyageurs and the Search for Great Lakes Métis Identity | Karen J. TraversPart III: Métis Families and CommunitiesSearching for the Silver Fox: A fur-Trade Family History | Virginia (Parker) BarterThe Kokum Puzzle: Finding and Fitting the Pieces | Donna G. Sutherland“Where the White Dove Flew Up”: The Saguingue Métis Community and the Fur Trade at Southampton on Lake Huron | Patsy Lou Wilson McArthurMy Story: Reflections on Growing Up in Lac la Biche | Jaime Koebel