Muskekowuck Athinuwick: Original People


Author:
Lytwyn, Victor P.
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Cree, Subarctic
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
289
Publisher:
University of Manitoba Press

Price:
Sale price$29.95
Stock:
In stock

Description

The original people of the Hudson Bay lowlands, often known as the Lowland Cree and known to themselves as Muskekowuck Athinuwick, were among the first Aboriginal peoples in northwestern North America to come into contact with Europeans. Muskekowuck Athinuwick: Original People of the Great Swampy Land challenges long-held misconceptions about the Lowland Cree, and illustrates how historians have often misunderstood the role and resourcefulness of Aboriginal peoples during the fur-trade era. Although their own oral histories tell that the Lowland Cree have lived in the region for thousands of years, many historians have portrayed the Lowland Cree as relative newcomers who were dependent on the Hudson's Bay Company fur-traders by the 1700s. Historical geographer Victor Lytwyn shows instead that the Lowland Cree had a well- established traditional society that, far from being dependent on Europeans, was instrumental in the survival of traders throughout the network of HBC forts during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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