Saint-Laurent, Manitoba: Evolving M?tis Identities, 1850-1914 Nicole St-Onge

ISBN: 9780889771734

Published: May 7th 2004

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137 pages


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Saint-Laurent, Manitoba: Evolving M?tis Identities, 1850-1914  by  Nicole St-Onge

Saint-Laurent, Manitoba: Evolving M?tis Identities, 1850-1914 by Nicole St-Onge
May 7th 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 137 pages | ISBN: 9780889771734 | 9.33 Mb

For the past 25 years there has been great interest in the study of all aspects of the Red River Métis and their history. This has been paralleled by an increase in pride for, and greater affirmation of, Métis identity by the descendants of theseMoreFor the past 25 years there has been great interest in the study of all aspects of the Red River Métis and their history. This has been paralleled by an increase in pride for, and greater affirmation of, Métis identity by the descendants of these first families. This is especially true when one visits and speaks to the residents of the small Manitoba village of Saint-Laurent du Lac.

However, this study contends that this was not always the case. Between 1850 and 1914 the residents of Saint-Laurent experienced a series of social and economic changes with both internal and external origins that affected them in a variety of ways. The author contends that, first, prior to 1880 the Métis of Saint-Laurent led a more diversified life than the Métis specialized in bison hunting. Second, their self-identification as Métis did not follow clear and steadfast rules as has been argued in past studies.

Third, economic variations within the lakeshore community had been growing from 1850 onward and produced complex social interrelationships that affected self-identity. After 1914 only a fraction of the descendants of families identified as Métis in 1870 considered themselves or were considered by others as being of Métis origin.

The reasons for such identification had more to do with economic well-being, lifestyle and class position than with genealogy and ancestry.



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