ERIC Number: ED110208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Metis: Canada's Forgotten People.
Sealey, D. Bruce; Lussier, Antoine S.
The Metis appeared early on the pages of Canada's history, were a major determinant in the westward expansion of the nation, and are still a significant segment of modern Canadian society. This book (1) traces their origin and their slow evolution to nationhood; (2) examines the Golden Age; (3) describes the battles won and lost with the nation of Canada; (4) follows their exodus and dispersion; (5) takes the reader into that black period of Canadian history when the Metis were persecuted and blatantly discriminated against; (6) sets the stage for their resurgence as a people; and (7) describes some of the problems they still face. Emphasis is upon the total lifestyle of a people that most Canadians believe disappeared when Louis Riel was hanged in 1885. Written with humor, compassion and insight, the book creates an awareness of the long history of the Metis and how it relates to the plight in which so many find themselves today. The last chapters give a comprehensive picture of the modern Metis, their social and economic problems and the attempts being made to solve them. (Author)
Descriptors: American Indians, Cultural Background, Culture Conflict, Ethnic Origins, History, Life Style, Politics, Revolution, Sociocultural Patterns, Socioeconomic Background
Manitoba Metis Federation Press, 301-374 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2J2 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Metis Federation, Winnipeg.
Identifiers - Location: Canada