One of the Famly

One of the Famly

Metis Culture in Nineteenth-century Northwestern Saskatchewan

Book - 2010
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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 path-breaking 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.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780774817301
Branch Call Number: 971.24 MCD 2010
Characteristics: 335 p


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