The Ermatingers: A 19th-Century Ojibwa-Canadian Family is a new history of a Metis family and the descendents of fur trader Charles Ermatinger and Mananowe Katawabidai, daughter of Ojibwe Chief Katawabidai. The marriage took place around 1800 and the family lived in the Sault Ste. Marie area and later moved to Montreal. The author looks at the descendents of this mixed-race family over the years and traces their relatives to Western Canada, Quebec, and Germany. He notes that the descendents identified with their Ojibwe cultural history and often took stands that defended their relatives' Aboriginal rights. The descendents also lived fairly successful lives in urban communities. This is a fascinating history of one family whose roots trace back to the Canadian fur trade period. This title is also available in a hardcover edition.