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.
Living on the Land: Indigenous Women's Understanding of Place, examines how patriarchy, gender, and colonialism have shaped the experiences of Indigenous women as both knowers and producers of knowledge. From a variety of methodological perspectives, contributors to the volume explore the nature and scope of Indigenous women’s knowledge, its rootedness in relationships both human and spiritual, and its inseparability from land and landscape.
A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture is a welcome addition to the literature on Aboriginal education, worldview, and spirituality from an Indigenous scholar. Dr. Joseph Couture (1930–2007), known affectionately as Dr. Joe, stood at the centre of some of the greatest political, social, and intellectual struggles of Aboriginal peoples in contemporary Canada.
Recollecting is a rich collection of essays that illuminates the lives of late-eighteenth-century to mid-twentieth-century Aboriginal women, who have been overlooked in sweeping narratives of the history of the West. Some essays focus on individuals such as a trader, or a performer. Other essays examine cohorts of women such as wives, midwives, seamstresses, and nuns. Authors look beyond the documentary record and standard representations of women, drawing on records generated by the women themselves, including their beadwork, other material culture, and oral histories.