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Recollecting is a rich collection of essays that illuminate 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 individual women --- a trader, a performer, a non-human woman. Other essays examine cohorts of women --- wives, midwives, seamstresses, nuns. Authors look beyond the documentary record and standard representations of women, drawing also on records generated by the women themselves, including their beadwork, other material culture, and oral histories. Exploring the constraints and boundaries these women encountered, the authors engage with difficult and important questions of gender, race, and identity. Collectively these essays demonstrate the complexity of qcontact zoneq interactions, and they enrich and challenge dominant narratives about histories of the Canadian Northwest54 Then, on Sunday, baptismal and communion services were held. Arthur Barner described the scene: The church was crowded to the doors. We had asked Frances to sing one of her Gospel songs. She responded with a€œHe Lifted Me.

Author:Sarah Carter, Patricia Alice McCormack
Publisher:Athabasca University Press - 2011


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