Unsettled Pasts: Reconceiving The West Through Women's by Sarah Carter, Lesley Erickson, Patricia Roome, Char Smith,

By Sarah Carter, Lesley Erickson, Patricia Roome, Char Smith, Kristin Burnett, Christine Georgina Bye, Mary Leah De Zwart, Lesley A. Erickson, Cheryl Foggo, Nadine I. Kozak, Siri Louie, Graham A. Macdonald, Florence Melchior, Patricia A. Roome, Eliane Leslau

This assortment stems from a contemporary convention at collage of Calgary that incorporated essentially the most tested names within the box of women's background within the US & Canada, in addition to more youthful students, activists within the Aboriginal neighborhood & in farm women's organizations, volunteers in old societies operating to maintain women's voices, kin & genealogical researchers, film-makers, a poet, a playwright & many others. Designed to generate writing & study in regards to the West via women's eyes, the imperative objective of the convention was once to spark discussion throughout obstacles, even if geographic, cultural or disciplinary. the amount is split into elements: the 1st part discusses the position of ladies in historical past as neighborhood developers & cultural preservationists, & the second one part is worried with gender background in several disciplines resembling historical past, schooling, nursing & verbal exchange reports. This assortment highlights the level to which Western & women's heritage continues to be a contested or unsettled terrain & argues that the best power of old analyses that take intercourse & gender into consideration is their skill to complicate & accordingly go beyond local myths & frontier legacies that emerged out of imperial & masculine priorities & views.

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13 22 “Bury Our Sorrows in the Sacred Heart” The Riel family’s intense religiosity and high standing within the Métis merchant-trader and farming class made its members ideal candidates for Catholic missionary endeavours. 14 Politically, Jean-Louis distinguished himself by leading, at certain stages, Métis resistance against the HBC ’s monopoly over the fur trade. The struggle culminated in the 1849 Sayer Trial, which granted the Métis political representation to the Council of Assiniboia and the right to independent trade.

Milner II, and Charles E. , Negotiators of Change: Historical Perspectives on Native American Women (New York: Routledge, 1995); Sarah Carter, Capturing Women: The Manipulation of Cultural Imagery in Canada’s Prairie West (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1997), 169–82; Susan SleeperSmith, Indian Women and French Men: Rethinking Cultural Encounter in the Western Great Lakes (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2001); Adele Perry, On the Edge of Empire: Gender, Race, and the Making of British Columbia, 1849–1871 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001); Lucy Eldersveld Murphy, “Public Mothers: Native American and Métis Women as Creole Mediators in the Nineteenth-Century Midwest,” Journal of Women’s History 14 (Winter 2003): 142–66.

One year earlier, for instance, Riel had encouraged her students to participate in an English recital to honour the birthday of the Chief Factor’s son. 67 Sara Riel’s conflict with the Métis at Île-à-la-Crosse reflected changes that were occurring within the HBC . After 1872, for instance, the directors decided that the company would no longer provide Indian and Métis hunters with credit. Father Légéard feared that the company’s new policy would force the Métis to leave the mission. Seven years later, Riel wrote Taché and informed him that the Catholic Métis at the fort suffered because the HBC bourgeois, Ewen M.

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