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Suggested Readings on the Métis

Chris Andersen, “Métis”: race, recognition, and the struggle for indigenous peoplehood (Vancouver, 2014).

L. J. Barkwell et al., Metis legacy: a Metis historiography and annotated bibliography (Winnipeg, 2001).

George Colpitts, Pemmican empire: food, trade, and the last bison hunts in the North American plains, 1780–1882 (New York, 2015).

Contours of a people: Metis family, mobility, and history, ed. Nicole St‑Onge et al. (Norman, Okla., 2012).

R. J. Coutts, The road to the rapids: nineteenth-century church and society at St. Andrew’s parish, Red River (Calgary, 2000).

G. J. Ens, Homeland to hinterland: the changing worlds of the Red River Metis in the nineteenth century (Toronto, 1996).

G. J. Ens and Joe Sawchuk, From new peoples to new nations: aspects of Métis history and identity from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries (Toronto, 2015).

The Forks and the battle of Seven Oaks in Manitoba history, ed. R. J. Coutts and Richard Stuart (Winnipeg, 1994).

La francophonie nord-américaine, sous la dir. d’Yves Frenette et al. (Québec, 2012).

From Rupert’s Land to Canada: essays in honour of John E. Foster, ed. Theodore Binnema et al. (Edmonton, 2001).

Cole Harris, The reluctant land: society, space, and environment in Canada before confederation (Vancouver, 2008).

Michel Hogue, Metis and the medicine line: creating a border and dividing a people (Regina, 2015).

Nathalie Kermoal, Un passé métis au féminin (Québec, 2006).

Anne Lederman, “Aboriginal fiddling: the Scottish connection,” in Irish and Scottish encounters with indigenous peoples: Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia, ed. Graeme Morton and D. A. Wilson (Montreal, 2013), 323–40.

Library and Arch. Canada, “Métis nation”: www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/aboriginal-heritage/metis/Pages/introduction.aspx (consulted 20 Jan. 2017).

The long journey of a forgotten people: Métis identities & family histories, ed. Ute Lischke and D. T. McNab (Waterloo, Ont., 2007).

Métis in Canada: history, identity, law and politics, ed. Christopher Adams et al. (Edmonton, 2013).

Étienne Rivard, “Les Bois-Brûlés et le Canada français: une histoire de famille éclatée,” Bull. d’hist. politique (Montréal), 24 (2015–16), no.2: 55–74.

Nicole St‑Onge, Saint-Laurent, Manitoba: evolving Métis identities, 1850–1914 (Regina, 2004).


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