Honore Jaxon

Coteau BooksSKU: 9781550503678

Author:
Smith, Donald B.
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Metis
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
294
Publisher:
Coteau Books

Price:
Sale price$24.95

Description

Honore Jaxon: Prairie Visionary by historian Donald B Smith examines the intriguing life of William Henry Jackson (1861-1952) who assumed an Indigenous Métis identity in the manner of Long Lance and Grey Owl. William Henry Jackson was born an Anglo-Saxon Methodist in Southern Ontario. Leaving behind that identity, he served as Louis Riel's secretary during the 1885 Resistance, narrowly avoiding lengthy imprisonment. Escaping an asylum for the insane, he went on to become a prominent labour leader in Chicago, finally trying his hand as a real-estate developer in New York City. Archival photographs appear throughout the biography and assist the reader in discovering this little-known historical figure.

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