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The Ermatingers

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Author: W. Brian Stewart
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774840706
Size: 80.20 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
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The Ermatingers

by W. Brian Stewart, The Ermatingers Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Ermatingers books, In about 1800, fur trader Charles Ermatinger married an Obijwa woman, Mananowe. Their three sons grew up with both their mother's hunter/warrior culture and their father's European culture. As adults, they lived adventurously in Montreal and St Thomas, where they were accepted and loved by fellow citizens while publicly retaining their Ojibwa heritage. The Ermatingers contrasts the "European" commercial and trading society in urban Montreal, where Charles was brought up, with the Ojibwa hunter/warrior values of Mananowe's society. Their sons variously risked life at war in Spain and in the Upper and Lower Canada rebellions, policed Montreal streets in an era of riots, spied on the Fenians on the US border, and made a hazardous journey to help establish the Canadian Pacific Railway's route. Brian Stewart argues that the sons' Ojibwa traditions and values shaped their adult lives: during their adventures, the sons fought for Native rights for themselves as well as for Ojibwa relatives and friends. The Ermatingers is an exciting story that contributes to our understanding of Indian and European biculturalism and its effects on those who make up the various forms of M�tis society today. It will appeal to general readers as well as scholars and students in Native studies and Canadian history.




Fur Trade Letters Of Francis Ermatinger

Fur Trade Letters of Francis Ermatinger PDF
Author: Lois Halliday MacDonald
Publisher: Arthur H Clark
ISBN:
Size: 80.90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 317
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Fur Trade Letters Of Francis Ermatinger

by Lois Halliday MacDonald, Fur Trade Letters Of Francis Ermatinger Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Fur Trade Letters Of Francis Ermatinger books, Describes the life of a Hudson's Bay Company clerk, based on extracts from his letters.




The Beaver

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Size: 30.99 MB
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Category : Canada
Languages : en
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The Beaver

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Ranald Macdonald

Ranald MacDonald PDF
Author: JoAnn Roe
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Size: 21.82 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Ranald Macdonald

by JoAnn Roe, Ranald Macdonald Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ranald Macdonald books, Ranald MacDonald, a solitary venturer, entered secretive Japan in 1848, risking certain imprisonment, if not death, in the closed kingdom. Born at Astoria on the banks of the Columbia River, MacDonald (1824-94) was the son of a high-ranking Chinook woman and a Hudson's Bay Company official. He became fascinated with stories about the little-known Japanese while a youngster at the HBC's Ft. Vancouver and Red River schools. In 1848, 24-year-old MacDonald arranged with the captain of an American whaling ship to be cast off in a rowboat on the cold, northern Japanese coast. Interned but escaping execution, MacDonald was sent by high-ranking Japanese officials to more populous parts of the country and ordered to teach English to Japanese translators. After nearly a year in captivity, he was released along with a small group of other American sailors stranded on the forbidden coast. In the 1850s, several of MacDonald's Japanese interpreters served in key roles when Commodore Perry of the U.S. Navy forced a not entirely unwilling Japan to open its doors to the outside world. MacDonald's wandering spirit led him throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, and eastern Canada, before returning to the Pacific Northwest in 1858, where he lived for the rest of his life, but not without further adventures. He joined a difficult exploration of Vancouver Island, and, for many years, participated in the gold excitement of Canada's Fraser and Cariboo districts.




Ontario History

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Size: 52.92 MB
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Category : Ontario
Languages : en
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Ontario History

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Mr Dickens Hits Town

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Author: Jan Mark
Publisher: Tundra Books
ISBN: 9780887765780
Size: 16.51 MB
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Mr Dickens Hits Town

by Jan Mark, Mr Dickens Hits Town Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mr Dickens Hits Town books, Why do people react so strangely in the presence of the famous? The first “media” tour of North America – complete with fans and reporters – was that of the mid-nineteenth century British novelist Charles Dickens. At the end of his journey, Dickens made a stop in Montreal, where he was invited to join the amateur theatrical group of the Montreal garrison. In short order, he took over the production, dismissing the organizing committee and taking the best roles for himself. He even raided people’s homes for furniture for the sets. All the while, Dickens neglected his poor, accident-prone wife, Kate. With insight and wit, Jan Mark explores the mixed blessings of becoming involved with the very famous. Regolo Ricci’s wickedly funny paintings combine the high drama and the farce of Dickens’s writing…and his life.