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Canada and the Métis, 1869-1885

D.N. Sprague

Hardcover 216 pp.

ISBN13: 978-0-88920-958-9

Release Date: June 1988


Hardcover edition is out of print.  

Paper 216 pp.

ISBN13: 978-0-88920-964-0

Release Date: June 1988

Online discount: 25%

$42.99  $32.24


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“In this book, Professor D.N. Sprague tells why the Métis did not receive the land that was supposed to be theirs under the Manitoba Act.... Sprague offers many examples of the methods used, such as legislation justifying the sale of the land allotted to Métis children without any of the safeguards ordinarily required in connection with transactions with infants. Then there were powers of attorny, tax sales—any number of stratgems could be used, and were—to see that the land intended for the Métis and their families went to others. All branches of the government participated. It is a shameful tale, but one that must be told.”

— from the foreword by Thomas R. Berger

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“If Canada and the Métis causes serious scholarly re-examination of other accepted assumptions about the Métis, then the history of Canada stands to benefit.”

Native Studies Review

“... sufficiently important to establish Canada and the Métis as the new interpretive standard.”

Canadian Book Review Annual