HARRISON, Julia D.
Title: Metis : People between Two Worlds. First Paperback Edition.
Publisher:  Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver, 1985, ISBN:0888944217
Seller ID: 102278
HARRISON, Julia D. Metis : People between Two Worlds. Vancouver and Toronto: The Glenbow-Alberta Institute, in association with Douglas & McIntyre, (1985). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (9),10-160, with illustrated and map endpapers. Double column. Illustrated in black and white. Square 8vo, illustrated dark grey card covers with white lettering to front and spine. "Since the tragedy of the North-West Rebellion and the execution of Riel in 1885, the Metis have been a largely forgotten people. Despinte these hundred years of obscurity, many Metis have struggled to keep alive their independent spirit, sense of identity and culture. Their dual heritage -- Native and European -- gives them links to both worlds, though they belong to neither. Julia Harrison tells the story of the Metis from the days of the fur trade tothe present. Their struggles for land and recognition began with the openi ng of the West, and from that time on the Metis have had to deal with prejudice and poverty while fighting for their political rights. Insights into the independent character and dual culture of the Metis are provided by lively extracts from books written by and about Metis. Over 80 black-and-white photographs vividly portray the Metis and their way of life from early times to the present. Two colour portfolios of Metis clothing and handmade personal and household items reveal more than any words can the vibrancy, prideand cultural heritage of the Metis people." - from rear. Some light shelfw ear, else very good. 20.00