French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest

French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest

By: Jean Barman (author)Hardback

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This book will appeal to scholars interested in Canadian history, especially of Quebec and British Columbia; in American history, especially of the West, and of Oregon, Washington, and Montana; in indigenous history, especially of indigenous women, metis history, the fur trade, gender and colonialism, and borderlands. It will also appeal to a general audience and to genealogists and others seeking information on French Canadians.

About Author

Jean Barman is a nationally recognized historian and author, and a professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia. She is the recipient of the 2014 George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the 2006 City of Vancouver Book Prize, the 2004 Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for best book on British Columbia history, and numerous other honours and awards. She is the author or editor of several books, including British Columbia: Spirit of the People (2008, Harbour Publishing), The West beyond the West: A History of British Columbia (3rd ed., 2007, rev. 1996, orig. 1991, University of Toronto Press), and Stanley Park's Secret: The Forgotten Families of Whoi Whoi, Kanaka Ranch, and Brockton Point (2005, Harbour Publishing).


Introduction Part 1: French Canadians and the Fur Economy 1 To Be French Canadian 2 Facilitating the Overland Crossings 3 Driving the Fur Economy 4 Deciding Whether to Go or to Stay Part 2: French Canadians, Indigenous Women, and Family Life in the Fur Economy 5 Taking Indigenous Women Seriously 6 Innovating Family Life 7 Initiating Permanent Settlement 8 Saving British Columbia for Canada Part 3: Beyond the Fur Economy 9 Negotiating Changing Times 10 Enabling Sons and Daughters 11 To Be French Canadian and Indigenous 12 Reclaiming the Past Appendix Notes Works Cited Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774828048
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 472
  • ID: 9780774828048
  • ISBN10: 0774828048

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