The People Who Own Themselves: Aboriginal Ethnogenesis in a Canadian Family, 1660-1900 (Paperback)Heather Devine (author)
Paperback 358 Pages / Published: 01/11/2018
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NOW AVAILABLE IN SOFTCOVER The search for a Metis identity and what constitutes that identity is a key issue facing many Aboriginals of mixed ancestry today. The People Who Own Themselves : Aboriginal Ethnogenesis in a Canadian Family, 1660-1900 reconstructs 250 years of Desjarlais family history across a substantial area of North America, from colonial Louisiana, the St. Louis, Missouri, region, and the American Southwest to Red River and Central Alberta. In the course of tracing the Desjarlais family, social, economic, and political factors influencing the development of various Aboriginal ethnic identities are discussed. With intriguing details about Desjarlais family members, this book offers new, original insights into the 1885 Northwest Rebellion, focusing on kinship as a motivating factor in the outcome of events. With a unique how-to appendix for Metis genealogical reconstruction, this book will be of interest to Metis wanting to research their own genealogy and to scholars engaged in the reconstruction of Metis ethnic identity.
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Number of pages: 358
Weight: 528 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 25 mm
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