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  Inventory No. 521

Bowsfield, Hartwell.

Louis Riel: Selected Reading

Copp Clark Pitman Ltd., Toronto, 1988, First Trade Paperback Edition, Stiff Paper Wraps 21.5 cm, 262 pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Very Good     The book is clean internally, there is light soiling to the text block. The covers are bit rubbed and there is a crease in the upper corners.
This title comes from the New Canadian Readings Series. This book presents a series of papers, written by various researchers who have expressed their and others view's on Louis Riel and what had been happening with the Métis in the North-West Territory 1840-1900.
$ 20.00   ORDER     isbn 0773047387 ( Métis, Riel, Flanagan, Stanley, Sprague, North-West )


  Inventory No. 522

Bowsfield, Hartwell.

Louis Riel : The Rebel and The Hero

Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1971, First Trade Paperback Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 19.5 cm, 160 pp includes bibliography and index
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Very Good     The interior is clean and bright. The covers show light rubbing along the edges.
This is a biography of Riel, illustrated throughout with b/w images and maps.
$ 20.00   ORDER     isbn 0195401824 ( Métis, Red River, Batoche, Riel, 1885, Rebellion )


  Inventory No. 553

Bumsted J. M..

Louis Riel V. CANADA : The Making of a Rebel

Great Plains Publications, Winnipeg, 2001, First Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 23.0 cm, 334 pp includes index
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     The book is clean bright and tight.
A quote from the dust jacket. Respected academic J. M. Bumsted takes a look at Riel from a historical perspective, examining the political and cultural ramifications of Riel's life for the citizens of western Canada.
$ 30.00   ORDER     isbn 1894283252 ( Metis, Riel, Queen, Rebel, Western Canada )


  Inventory No. 525

Campbell, Maria.

Halfbreed

GoodRead Biographies, Halifax, 1983, Later Printing, mmpb 18.0 cm, 184 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     The books has some light toning pages are still supple.
This is a story of Maria Campbell growing up in the culture of the Road Allowance people. Of finding courage and confidence in herself and her people.
$ 7.00   ORDER     isbn 0887801161 ( Métis, Saskatchewan, Maria Campbell, Racism )


  Inventory No. 566

Editor: A. S. Lussier.

Louis Riel & the Metis : Riel Mini-Conference Papers

Pemmican Publications, Winnipeg, 1983, Reprint, Illustrated Card Covers 23.0 cm, ix; 10-173 pp includes appendix, bibliographies, and footnotes
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     The covers show light rubbing and creasing to the spine edge. There is also light sunning to spine and top. Previous owners name in ink on fep. There a few lines of text that have underlining, the best bits describing the demise of the Red River Metis's old way 1860's.
The papers in this volume were presented at a small academic session-advertised as the ''Riel Mini-Conference'' The project is to collect and publish the complete writings of Louis Riel The essays included will help to clarify important aspects of Riel's life and times.
$ 30.00   ORDER     isbn 0919143164 ( Metis, Riel, Red River, Resistance 1885 )


  Inventory No. 203

Editors: Antoine S. Lussier & D. Bruce Sealey.

The Other Natives the-les Métis: Volume Two - Tome Deux 1885-1978

Manitoba Metis Federation Press, Winnipeg, 1978, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 23.5 cm, viii, 192 pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Very Good     This is an ex-library with the stamps no pockets. It is still in very good condition, with light rubbing to boards. The interior is clean and bright.
From the introduction: This volume is not an in-depth analysis of modern Métis societies but is a description of some forces that appear to have molded it.
$ 30.00   ORDER     isbn 0919213944 ( Métis, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Society, Western Canada, Canadiana )


  Inventory No. 539

Editors: Laura Burnouf, Norman Fleury, Guy Lavallee.

The Michif Resource Guide : Lii Michif Niiyanaan, aan Michif biikishwanaan

Gabriel Dumont Institute, Saskatoon, 2007, First Edition, Metal Coil Bound Binding 28.0 cm, v; 56 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     Shows light rubbing to top edge. The interior is clean and tight.
Includes lists of Métis-specific phrases and everyday grammar for te three Michif languages spoken in Western Canada.
$ 25.00   ORDER     isbn 9780920915837 ( Michif, Métis, Resource, Western Canada, Language )


  Inventory No. 564

Fauchon, Joseph Jean.

The Metis Alphabet Book
Sheldon Mauvieux,
The Gabriel Dumont Institute, Saskatoon, 2005, First Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 27.5 cm, 55 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     the book is in near fine condition, clean and bright.
A quote from the dust jacket. The Metis Alphabet Book is a unique addition to the creative genre of children's alphabet books, highlights historical figures, significant events, places of interest and other aspects of being Metis .
$ 20.00   ORDER     isbn 0920915728 ( Metis, Alphabet, Canadian )


  Inventory No. 570

Flanagan, Thomas.

Riel and the Rebellion 1885 Reconsidered

Western Producer Prairie Books, Saskatoon, 1983, First Trade Paperback Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 23.0 cm, ix; 177 pp includes chapter notes, and index
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     There is light rubbing to bottom edges, and back cover at spine. Light rubbing and a bump to back cover. This is a very good to near fine copy clean and bright on the inside.
''After re-examining the documentary evidence surrounding the North-West Rebellion, I concluded that the Metis grievances were at least partly of their own making: The government was on the verge of resolving them when the Rebellion broke out.'' and this is where the controversy begins with Flanagan's assumptions and observations.
$ 20.00   ORDER     isbn 088833110X ( Metis, Aboriginal, Riel, Indian, Treaty, Rebellion, Flanagan, 1885 Rebellion )


  Inventory No. 526

Janet Rosenstock and Dennis Adair.

Riel

Paperjacks, Markham, 1979, Reprint, mmpb 18.0 cm, 208 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     There is light age toning to pages, which are still supple. The copy is clean and tight.
This is a movie tie in book, Riel based on the original screenplay by Roy Moore. ''Based on the CBC/Green River Production, Riel relives the colourful days of a tiny nation's bitter struggle for survival, and the final tragic ending to a dream.''
$ 7.00   ORDER     isbn 077010102X ( Riel, Métis, Canadian West, Northwest Rebellion, Saskatchewan )


  Inventory No. 543

MacEwan, Grant.

Marie Anne: The Frontier Adventures of Marie Anne Lagimodiere

Western Producer Prairie Books, Saskatoon, 1984, First Trade Paperback Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 23.0 cm, viii; 246 pp includes notes
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     There is a crease on the cover the length of the book. The interior is tight and clean.
A quote from the dust jacket. In this new biography, Grant MacEwan gives his readers a rare glimpse of the frontier through the eyes of a remarkable woman. -Lord Selkirk said at the time, he would have made her governor of Red River. Mother to Louis Riel jr.
$ 15.00   ORDER     isbn 088833138X ( Métis, French, Red River, Frontier, Pioneer 1806 )


  Inventory No. 559

McCourt, Edward.

Revolt in the West : The Story of the Riel Rebellion
Jack Ferguson,
Macmillan Book Publishing Group, Toronto, 1958, First Edition, Hard Cover 22.0 cm, 159 pp
Near Fine/ Near Fine     A very nice bright copy.
A book published by Macmillan for the Great Stories of Canada Series. The book details the story of the Riel Rebellion from Duck Lake to the fall of Gabriel Dumont's' forces at Batoche and the ultimate capture of Riel. The book is illustrated in two tone, with map endpapers depicting the battle areas and notes.
$ 35.00   ORDER     ( Metis, Riel, Batoche, Gabriel Dumont, Rebellion, Resistance 1885 )


  Inventory No. 179

Michael Barnholden (Translator).

Gabriel Speaks

Talonbooks, Vancouver, 2009, 2nd Edition Revised, Illustrated Paper Wraps 21.5 cm, 96 pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Fine     Fine as new.
A quote from the dust jacket. in 1903.....Louis Riel's adjutant general Gabriel Dumont dictated his memoirs to a group of friends,....Now re-translated into English, it preserves the record of an unrepeatable oral recital...events in the history of the Métis in a new context.
$ 17.00   ORDER     isbn 9780889226258 ( Métis, Gabriel Dumont, Riel, Riel Rebellion, Military Leader )


  Inventory No. 545

Pelletier, Joanne.

The Skirmish at Seven Oaks

Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research, Regina, 1985, Revised Edition, Illustrated Stapled Card Covers 22.0 cm, 19 pp includes footnotes, bibliography
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     Clean and Bright copy.
''The skirmish at Seven Oaks took place on June 19, 1816the Metis led by Cuthbert Grant of the NorthWest Company and the opposing group led by Governor Semple of the Hudson Bay Company. The skirmish itself lasted 15 minutes.'' This skirmish defined who the Metis were.
$ 20.00   ORDER     ( Metis, Seven Oaks, Cuthbert Grant, Red River, Hudson Bay )


  Inventory No. 237

Ron Rivard and Catherine Littlejohn.

The History of the Métis of Willow Bunch
Signed by Ron
Ron Rivard and Catherine Littlejohn, Saskatoon, 2003, First Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 28.0 cm, x; 268 pp includes; bibliography, chapter notes, reference, and list of illustrations
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Near Fine     Bright and tight.
The book is illustrated throughout with maps and photographs. From prologue: Willow Bunch is a Métis Community. ...We were real people with real homes...the history of Willow Bunch started long before those who said they were here first.
$ 65.00   ORDER     ( Métis, Willow Bunch, Aboriginal, Saskatchewan, Red River )


  Inventory No. 544

Ron Rivard and Catherine Littlejohn.

The History of the Métis of Willow Bunch
signed: both authors 2004
Ron Rivard Management, Saskatoon, 2003, First Edition, Illustrated Paper Wraps 28.0 cm, x; 268 pp includes chapter notes, references
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     The book is near fine condition, clean and bright.
This history of the Métis of Willow Bunch does not just include Willow Bunch Métis, but all Métis comers and goers of an early history, within Saskatchewan. There are familial connections, shared histories, within the Métis of Saskatchewan who had come out of Red River to Willow Bunch and area. Ron Rivard and Catherine Little John have managed to integrate the histories to reflect the connections.
$ 75.00   ORDER     ( Métis, Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan, North-West, Northwest, Red River )


  Inventory No. 565

Weekes, Mary.

The Last Buffalo Hunter

Fifth House Publishers, Saskatoon, 1994, Reprint, Trade Paperback 21.5 cm, 181 pp includes songs of the Buffalo Hunters
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     Avery nice copy clean, tight and bright.
The Last Buffalo Hunter is one of the few remaining oral accounts of the old North-West during the late nineteenth century. This is the story of Norbert Welsch as told to Mary Weekes while sitting in a little village in Saskatchewan, ''Lebret''.
$ 25.00   ORDER     isbn 189561838X ( Metis, Buffalo, Buffalo Hunter, North-West )


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