French Canadians Furs and Indigenous Women

UBC PressSKU: 9780774828055

Author:
Jean Barman
Grade Levels:
College, University
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
472
Publisher:
UBC Press

Price:
Sale price$55.95

Description

Jean Barman rewrites the history of the Pacific Northwest from the perspective of the French Canadians involved in the fur economy, the Indigenous women whose presence in their lives encouraged them to stay, and their descendants. For half a century, French Canadians were the region's largest group of newcomers, facilitating early overland crossings, driving the fur economy, initiating non-wholly-Indigenous agricultural settlement, and easing relations with Indigenous people. When the region was divided in 1846, they also ensured that the northern half would go to Britain, ultimately giving Canada its Pacific shoreline.

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