WHO ARE WE?A forthcoming Pemmican book explains Métis history and culture at last.Recent years have seen one of Canada's founding peoples ? the Métis ? come to national prominence at last. Yet man
WHO ARE WE?
A forthcoming Pemmican book explains Métis history and culture at last.
Recent years have seen one of Canada's founding peoples ? the Métis ? come to national prominence at last. Yet many questions remain. Where did the Métis come from? Why were the people who were once denounced as 'half—breeds' recognized now as Indigenous people? How much did they build of Manitoba?
A new book from Canada's eminent Metis publishing house, Pemmican Publications, answers those questions and many more, for a provocative, peppery read that earns pride of place in every curriculum. Threads in the Sash ? The Story of the Metis People, by Fred J. Shore, is Canadian history at its liveliest and most illuminating.
With verve and wit, and drawing upon years of teaching Métis courses at the University of Manitoba and the University of Saskatchewan, Shore combs the threads of history to explore and explain many aspects that have mystified the general public, from the origins of a nation through the fur trade to the importance of the Red River settlement in Manitoba to Métis proliferation in Canada.