Saturday Mar 10 2018 7:30 pm, McNally Robinson Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Travel Alcove
Launch of Threads in the Sash: The Story of the Métis People (Pemmican Publications).
Recent years have seen one of Canada’s founding people – the Metis – come to national prominence. Yet many questions remain. Where did the Metis come from? Why were the people who were once denounced as ‘half-breeds’ recognized now as key players in Manitoba’s history?
A new book answers those questions and many more, for a provocative, peppery read that offers Canadian history at its liveliest and most illuminating.
With verve and wit, and drawing upon years of teaching Metis courses at the University of Manitoba and the University of Saskatchewan, Shore combs the threads of history to explore and explain many aspects that have mystified the general public.
Fred Shore is a leading Metis historian and scholar, with much important writing to his credit. Shore was born in Quebec, where he began his career as a teacher. His studies resumed later in Manitoba, and at the University of Manitoba in 1991 he earned his PhD in Canadian History. He joined the faculty of the university’s Native Studies department in 1984, and since then has been head of the department and chair of its graduate program.
– Trade paperback
by Fred Shore – $20.95 –