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Publisher Comments:

"I write this for all of you, to tell you what it is like to be a Halfbreed woman in our country. I want to tell you about the joys and sorrows, the oppressing poverty, the frustration and the dreams. . . . I am not bitter. I have passed that stage. I only want to say: this is what it was like, this is what it is still like."

For Maria Campbell, a Métis ("Halfbreed") in Canada, the brutal realities of poverty, pain, and degradation intruded early and followed her every step. Her story is a harsh one, but it is told without bitterness or self-pity. It is a story that begins in 1940 in northern Saskatchewan and moves across Canada's West, where Maria roamed in the rootless existence of day-to-day jobs, drug addiction, and alcoholism. Her path strayed ever near hospital doors and prison walls.

It was Cheechum, her Cree great-grandmother, whose indomitable spirit sustained Maria Campbell through her most desperate times. Cheechum's stubborn dignity eventually led the author to take pride in her Métis heritage, and Cheechum's image inspired her in her drive for her own life, dignity; and purpose.

Synopsis:

It is a story that begins in 1940 in northern Saskatchewan and moves across Canada's West, where Maria roamed in the rootless existence of day-to-day jobs, dope addiction, and alcoholism.

About the Author

Maria Campbell lives in Saskatchewan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803263116
Author:
Campbell, Maria
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Social sciences
Subject:
Campbell, Maria
Subject:
Canada - General
Subject:
Cree indians
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Canada -- Biography.
Subject:
Mâetis.
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Canada.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Bison book ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
369
Publication Date:
19821131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
157
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 0.4 lb

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