An Ethnohistorian in Rupert's Land provides examples of Jennifer S H Brown's exceptional skill in the close study of texts, including oral documents, images, artifacts, and other cultural expressions. The volume as a whole represents the scholarly evolution of one of the leading ethnohistorians in Canada and the United States. In 1670, the ancient homeland of the Cree and Ojibwe people of Hudson Bay became known to the English entrepreneurs of the Hudson's Bay Company as Rupert's Land, after the founder and absentee landlord, Prince Rupert. For four decades, Jennifer S.H.
Contributions to Ojibwe Studies: Essays, 1934-1972 is a collection of 28 of the various essays by A. Irving Hallowell about the Ojibwe and Saulteaux of Manitoba. Hallowell was an anthropologist whose focus of study was the Berens River Ojibwe through the use of psychoanalysis with its psychiatric background, its concepts of individual psychodynamics and personality.
Memories, Myths and Dreams of an Ojibwe Leader is the new publication from McGill-Queen's University Press documenting the stories of traditional Ojibwe leader, William Berens (1866-1947). The stories, oral traditions, legends, dream experiences, reminiscences, and narratives were recorded by anthropologist A. Irving Hallowell (1892-1974). The collection is organized into four main sections that cover an introduction to the collaboration; Reminiscences of Chief William Berens; Dibaajimowinan, Stories and Dreams for Living; and Aadizookaanag, Myths.
The Orders of the Dreamed: George Nelson on Cree and Northern Ojibwa Religions and Myth, 1832 examines the works of fur trader George Nelson stationed at Lac la Ronge with the Hudson's Bay company during the 1820s. From Nelson's letter-journal, addressed to his father, he related his observations of Cree and Northern Ojibwa spiritually and traditional accounts. This document is reproduced here for the first time.
The New Peoples: Being and Becoming Metis in North America first published in 1985 is now in its fourth edition. Edited by Jennifer Brown, professor of history at the University of Winnipeg, this volume includes contributions from Marcel Giraud, Olive Dickason, Jacqueline Peterson, John Foster, Irene Spry, Verne Dussenberry, John Long, Trudy Nicks, Kenneth Morgan, R. David Edmunds, Jennifer Brown, Sylvia Van Kirk, Ted Brasser, John Crawford, and Robert Thomas.
Reading Beyond Words: Contexts for Native History is the second edition of this popular collection of historical essays in Canadian Aboriginal history. The first edition of this highly praised collection presented some of the best new efforts to examine critically the possible interpretations of Native North American history and Native-European encounters over 500 years. In doing so it served as a model for revisiting Native history. To this extensively revised new edition, editors Jennifer S. H.