Recollecting by Sarah Carter
Lives of Aboriginal Women of the Canadian Northwest and Borderlands (West Unbound: Social and Cultural Studies)

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Recollecting is a rich collection of essays that illuminate the lives of Aboriginal women from the late-eighteenth century to the mid -twentieth century. They have often been overlooked in sweeping narratives of the history of the West. Some essays focus on individual women - a trader, a performer, a non-human woman - while others examine cohorts of women - wives, midwives, seamstresses, nuns. Authors look beyond the documentary record to and standard representations of women, drawing also on records generated by the women themselves, including their beadwork, other material culture, and oral histories.


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Sarah Carter is a professor and Henry Marshall Tory Chair in both the Department of History and Classics and the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. Her most recent books are The Importance of Being Monogamous: Marriage and Nation Building in Western Canada and Montana Women Homesteaders: A Field of One’s Own. Patricia A. McCormack is an associate professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on Aboriginal peoples of the northwestern Plains, northern Canada, and Scotland. She is the author of Fort Chipewyan and the Shaping of Canadian History, 1788-1920s, published by UBC Press.Contributors: Sarah Carter, Patricia A. McCormack, Susan Berry, Alison K. Brown, with Christina Massan and Alison Grant, Lesley Erickson, Maureen Atkinson, Kristin Burnett, Jean Barman, Nathan D. Carlson, Susan Elaine Gray, Jennifer S.H. Brown, and Kristin L. Gleeson.
Published April 4, 2011 by University of Washington Press. 432 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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