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An Ethnohistorian in Rupert's Land


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IntroductionPart I: Finding Words and Remembering1 Rupert's Land, Nituskeenan, Our Land: Cree and European Naming and Claiming Around the Dirty Sea2 Linguistic Solitudes and Changing Social Categories3 The Blind Men and the Elephant: Touching the Fur TradePart II: "We Married the Fur Trade": Close Encounters and Their Consequences4 A Demographic Transition in the Fur Trade: Family Sizes of Company Officers and Country Wives, ca. 1750-1850 5 Challenging the Custom of the Country: James Hargrave, His Colleagues, and "the Sex"6 Partial Truths: A Closer Look at Fur Trade MarriagePart III: Families and Kinship, the Old and the Young7 Older Persons in Cree and Ojibwe Stories: Gender, Power, and Survival8 Kinship Shock for Fur Traders and Missionaries: The Cross-Cousin Challenge9 Fur Trade Children in Montreal: The St. Gabriel Street Church Baptisms, 1796-1825Part IV: Recollecting: Women's Stories of the Fur Trade and Beyond10 "Mrs. Thompson Was a Model Housewife": Finding Charlotte Small11 "All These Stories About Women": "Many Tender Ties" and a New Fur Trade History12 Aaniskotaapaan: Generations and Successions Part V: Cree and Ojibwe Prophets and Preachers: Braided Streams13 The Wasitay Religion: Prophecy, Oral Literacy, and Belief on Hudson Bay14 "I Wish to Be as I See You": An Ojibwe-Methodist Encounter in Fur Trade Country, 1854-5515 James Settee and His Cree Tradition: "An Indian Camp at the Mouth of Nelson River Hudsons Bay 1823"16 "As for Me and My House": Zhaawanaash and Methodism at Berens River, 1874-83 17 Fair Wind: Medicine and Consolation on the Berens River18 Fields of Dreams: A. Irving Hallowell and the Berens River OjibwePublication CreditsIndex

About the Author

Jennifer S. H. Brown taught history at the University of Winnipeg for twenty-eight years and held a Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal history from 2004 to 2011. She served as director of the Centre for Rupert's Land Studies, which focuses on Aboriginal peoples and the fur trade of the Hudson Bay watershed, from 1996 to 2010. She is the editor of the Rupert's Land Record Society documentary series (McGill-Queen's University Press), which publishes original materials on Aboriginal and fur trade history. She now resides in Denver, Colorado, where she continues her scholarly work.

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