One of the Family

One of the Family

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 groundbreaking study, Brenda Macdougall employs the concept of wahkootowin - the Cree term for a worldview that privileges family and values interconnectedness - to trace the emergence of a Metis community in northern Saskatchewan. Wahkootowin 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 : UBC Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780774817295
Branch Call Number: 970.4124 M13o
Characteristics: xxii, 335 pages ; 24 cm


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