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The Resource Halfbreed, Maria Campbell

Halfbreed, Maria Campbell

Label
Halfbreed
Title
Halfbreed
Statement of responsibility
Maria Campbell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A new, fully restored edition of the essential Canadian classic. An unflinchingly honest memoir of her experience as a Métis woman in Canada, Maria Campbell's Halfbreed depicts the realities that she endured and, above all, overcame. Maria was born in Northern Saskatchewan, her father the grandson of a Scottish businessman and Métis woman--a niece of Gabriel Dumont whose family fought alongside Riel and Dumont in the 1885 Rebellion; her mother the daughter of a Cree woman and French-American man. This extraordinary account, originally published in 1973, bravely explores the poverty, oppression, alcoholism, addiction, and tragedy Maria endured throughout her childhood and into her early adult life, underscored by living in the margins of a country pervaded by hatred, discrimination, and mistrust. Laced with spare moments of love and joy, this is a memoir of family ties and finding an identity in a heritage that is neither wholly Indigenous or Anglo; of strength and resilience; of indominatable spirit. This edition of Halfbreed includes a new introduction written by Indigenous (Métis) scholar Dr. Kim Anderson detailing the extraordinary work that Maria has been doing since its original publication 46 years ago, and an afterword by the author looking at what has changed, and also what has not, for Indigenous people in Canada today. Restored are the recently discovered missing pages from the original text of this groundbreaking and significant work
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLC
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1940-
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Campbell, Maria
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Campbell, Maria
  • Métis
  • Métis women
Label
Halfbreed, Maria Campbell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Call # 971.200497
  • With a new afterword by the author -- From cover
Control code
on1089268983
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Updated, restored edition.
Extent
xxi, 194 pages
Isbn
9780771024092
Label
Halfbreed, Maria Campbell
Publication
Note
  • Call # 971.200497
  • With a new afterword by the author -- From cover
Control code
on1089268983
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Updated, restored edition.
Extent
xxi, 194 pages
Isbn
9780771024092
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