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British traders and Ojibwe hunters. Cree women and their metis

daughters. Explorers and anthropologists and Aboriginal guides and

informants. These people, their relationships, and their complex

identities and worldviews were not featured in histories of North

America until the 1970s, when scholars from multiple disciplines began

to bring new perspectives and approaches to bear on the past.

Gathering Places presents some of the most innovative and

interdisciplinary approaches to metis, fur trade, and First Nations

history being practised today. Whether they are discussing dietary

practices on the Plateau, trees as cultural and geographical markers in

the trade, the meanings of totemic signatures, issues of representation

in public history, or the writings of Aboriginal anthropologists and

historians, the authors link archival, archaeological, material, oral,

and ethnographic evidence to offer novel explorations that extend

beyond earlier scholarship centred on the archive. They draw on

Aboriginal perspectives, material forms of evidence, and personal

approaches to history to illuminate cross-cultural encounters and

challenge older approaches to the past.

These fascinating essays on aspects of the history of Rupert's

Land mark a significant departure from the old paradigm of history

writing and will serve as models for recovering and communicating

Aboriginal and cross-cultural experiences and perspectives.

Synopsis:

Scholars from multiple disciplines draw on unique and innovative sources - archaeological and material evidence, personal experience and oral history - to recover Aboriginal and cross-cultural histories and explore new approaches to the past.

Table of Contents

Preface

1

Introduction: Complex Subjectivities, Multiple Ways of Knowing

/ Laura Peers and Carolyn Podruchny

Part 1: Using Material Culture

2 Putting Up

Poles: Power, Navigation, and Cultural Mixing in the Fur Trade /

Carolyn Podruchny, Frederic W. Gleach, and Roger Roulette

3 Dressing for

the Homeward Journey: Western Anishinaabe Leadership Roles Viewed

through Two Nineteenth-Century Burials / Cory Willmott and

Kevin Brownlee

Part 2: Using Documents

4 Anishinaabe

Toodaims: Contexts for Politics, Kinship, and Identity in the Eastern

Great Lakes / Heidi Bohaker

5 The Contours

of Everyday Life: Food and Identity in the Plateau Fur Trade

/ Elizabeth Vibert

6 "Make

it last forever as it is": John McDonald of Garth's Vision

of a Native Kingdom in the Northwest / Germaine

Warkentin

Part 3: Ways of Knowing

7 Being

and Becoming Métis: A Personal Reflection / Heather

Devine

8 Historical

Research and the Place of Oral History: Conversations from Berens River

/ Susan Elaine Gray

Part 4: Ways of Representing

9 Border

Identities: Métis, Halfbreed, and Mixed-Blood / Theresa

Schenck

10 Edward

Ahenakew's Tutelage by Paul Wallace: Reluctant Scholarship,

Inadvertent Preservation / David R. Miller

11 Aboriginal

History and Historic Sites: The Shifting Ground / Laura Peers

and Robert Coutts

Afterword: Aaniskotaapaan — Generations and Successions /

Jennifer S.H. Brown

Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780774818445
Author:
Podruchny, Carolyn
Publisher:
University of British Columbia Press
Author:
Peers, Laura
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
World History-Canada
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Native American » Canada
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » World History » Canada
History and Social Science » World History » General

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