• Métis Veterans of Manitoba: From Buffalo to Battlefields
    • The Battle of Seven Oaks: A Métis Perspective
    • The Boundary Commission's Métis Scouts: The 49th Rangers
    • Women of the Métis Nation
    • Métis Firsts in North America
    • Veterans and Families of the 1885 Northwest Resistance
    • The Métis - Memorable Events and Memorable Personalities
    • Louis Hébert and Marie Rollet - Canada's Premier Pioneers

 

 

Métis Veterans of Manitoba: From Buffalo to Battlefields

 

When World War One was declared, volunteers from all areas of the Métis nation came forward to join the Canadian Army. They had to forget the inhumane treatment which other Canadian soldiers had recently inflicted on their fathers and mothers during the dark days of 1870 and 1885. They set aside these sad stories and feelings to fight a common enemy. Germany was waging war against France, a country that many Métis felt a bond with as many of their ancestors had come from there. They were as anxious to visit France as a child would be to visit a grandparent.

Written by: A. Brian Cyr CD

Price: $29.95

210 pages - paperback

Suggested grades: High School - University (or as a teacher's resource)

ISBN # 978-0-9809912-2-2 (Volume 1)

 

The Battle of Seven Oaks: A Métis Perspective

 

The Battle of Seven Oaks was a culmination of the Pemmican Wars and the escalating fur trade disputes between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company. Most of Governor Semple's men who were killed in this confrontation were part of an Irish paramilitary force hired by Selkirk to cut off the North West Company's trade. Most accounts of this encounter are one-sided and do not list the men from both sides who were involved in this battle. This monograph will correct these omissions. The widely held beliefs that the battle was against the Selkirk Settlers and that Cuthbert Grant attacked Governor Semple are shown to be false.

Written by: Lawrence J. Barkwell

Price: $9.95

40 pages - paperback

Suggested Grades: High School to University (or as a teacher's resource)

ISBN # 978-0-9809912-9-1

 

The Boundary Commission's Métis Scouts: The 49th Rangers

 

In 1872, the formal survey of the border between Canada and the United States began. The Commission surveyed from the Northwest Angle of the Lake of the Woods to the Red River over the winter of 1872-73. They used Métis guides and Chippewa men to assist them with this task.

During 1873 and 1874, the Boundary Commission surveyed from Pembina to the Rocky Mountains. The British Commission employed William Hallett and 30 armed Métis guides and scouts, the subject of this monograph.

Written by: Larry Haag and Lawrence J. Barkwell

Price: $9.95

56 pages - paperback

Suggested grades: High School to University (or as a teacher's resource)

ISBN # 978-0-9809912-4-6

 

 

Women of the Métis Nation

 

This book is intended to give the reader an overview of Métis history through the biographies of a very diverse cross section of North America's Métis women. We attempt to correct the oversight of previous historical treatments which have failed to document the lives of Métis women.

Métis women were integral to all endeavours. Métis women played important roles in commercial and domestic production and in the political life of what was to become the Canadian and American Northwest. Métis women were the clothing designers, doctors, pharmacists, midwives, peacekeepers, teachers, artists and agriculturalists. Métis women were the children's teachers and keepers of the Métis languages.

Within this volume, well-known Métis personalities (such as writers Louise Erdrich and Maria Campbell) as well as the unsung heroes of Métis communities and families are documented.

Written through the contributions of various authors. Edited by: Lawrence J. Barkwell

Price: $24.95

188 pages - paperback

Suggested Grades: High school to university (or as a teacher's resource)

ISBN # 978-0-9809912-5-3

 

Métis Firsts in North America: Many Little Known Facts About the Métis

 

Métis contributions to North American life and history. Many other entries relate interesting Métis trivia.

Compiled by: Lawrence J. Barkwell

Price: $5.95

76 pages - paperback

ISBN # 978-0-9865369-5-3

 

Veterans and Families of the 1885 Northwest Resistance

 

One hundred and twenty-six years ago, approximately 250 Métis men took up arms to fight for their rights against an oppressive political regime. In this timely monograph, Lawrence J. Barkwell documents the Métis resistance in 1885 and the South Branch Métis Settlement's military and political structures. Besides methodically listing all the Métis participants in the 1885 Resistance, this useful genealogical resource also documents the Métis heroines of Batoche as well as the First Nations and Euro-Canadians who rallied to the Métis cause. Perhaps most importantly, this monograph provides a tangible link between contemporary Métis community people and their ancestors who desperately fought to preserve their way of life so long ago.

 

Written by: Lawrence J. Barkwell

Published by: Gabriel Dumont Institute

 

Price: $25.00

301 pages

Suggested grades: High School - University (or as a teacher's resource)

Paperback

ISBN # 978-1-926795-03-4

 

The Métis - Memorable Events and Memorable Personalities

 

This book provides an insightful picture into the history, heritage and culture of the Métis people. It brings to life many of their fabulous feats and magnetic personalities. It is a book written by a Métis to provide an accurate well-researched account of who the Métis people are, some of the memorable events and some of the memorable personalities in their unique history.

 

Written by: George and Terry Goulet

Published by: Fabjob Inc.

 

Price: $19.95

336 pages

Suggested grades: High School - University (or as a teacher's resource)

Paperback

ISBN # 13: 978-1-894638-98-2

 

Louis Hébert and Marie Rollet - Canada's Premier Pioneers

 

Louis Hébert made his first visit to Acadia in the early 1600s. After initial attempts to settle in Acadia were thwarted, Louis and his family immigrated to Quebec in 1617, thereby becoming the first permanent colonial family to settle in Canada. These intrepid pioneers blazed a path for the millions of newcomers who would follow their example by immigrating to Canada in order to find a better life.

 

Written by: George and Terry Goulet

Published by: Fabjob Inc.

 

Price: $19.95

192 pages

Suggested grades: High School - University (or as a teacher's resource)

Paperback

ISBN # 978-1-897286-15-9