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Metis and the Medicine Line: Creating a Border and Dividing a People

Michel Hogue


Born of encounters between Indigenous women and Euro-American men in the first decades of the nineteenth century, the Plains Metis people occupied contentious geographic and cultural spaces. Living in a disputed area of the northern Plains inhabited by various Indigenous nations and claimed by both the United States and Great Britain, the Metis emerged as a people with distinctive styles of speech, dress, and religious practice, and occupational identities forged in the intense rivalries of the fur and provisions trade. This book explores how, as fur trade societies waned and as state official ... More

Keywords: Indigenous women, Euro-American men, Plains Metis people, fur trade, Canada, non-Indians, Indians, nation-states

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469621050
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621050.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michel Hogue, author