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Rooster Town : the history of an urban Métis community, 1901-1961, Evelyn Peters, Matthew Stock, and Adrian Werner with Lawrie Barkwell

Label
Rooster Town : the history of an urban Métis community, 1901-1961
Title
Rooster Town
Title remainder
the history of an urban Métis community, 1901-1961
Statement of responsibility
Evelyn Peters, Matthew Stock, and Adrian Werner with Lawrie Barkwell
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A Métis enclave at Winnipeg's edge. Melonville. Smokey Hollow. Bannock Town. Fort Tuyau. Little Chicago. Mud Flats. Pumpville. Tintown. La Coulee. These were some of the names given to Métis communities at the edges of urban areas in Manitoba. Rooster Town, which was on the outskirts of southwest Winnipeg endured from 1901 to 1961. Those years in Winnipeg were characterized by the twin pressures of depression and inflation, chronic housing shortages, and a spotty social support network. At the city's edge, Rooster Town grew without city services as rural Métis arrived to participate in the urban economy and build their own houses while keeping Métis culture and community as a central part of their lives. In other growing settler cities, the Indigenous experience was largely characterized by removal and confinement. But the continuing presence of Métis living and working in the city, and the establishment of Rooster Town itself, made the Winnipeg experience unique. Rooster Town documents the story of a community rooted in kinship, culture, and historical circumstance, whose residents existed unofficially in the cracks of municipal bureaucracy, while navigating the legacy of settler colonialism and the demands of modernity and urbanization
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CNSLL
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1951-
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Peters, Evelyn J.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1989-
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  • Stock, Matthew
  • Barkwell, Lawrie
  • Werner, Adrian
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  • Métis
  • Métis
  • Métis
  • Community life
  • Urbanization
  • Rooster Town (Winnipeg, Man.)
Label
Rooster Town : the history of an urban Métis community, 1901-1961, Evelyn Peters, Matthew Stock, and Adrian Werner with Lawrie Barkwell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Call # 305.89707
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Settler colonialism and the dispossession of the Manitoba Métis -- The establishment and consolidation of Rooster Town, 1901-1911 -- Devising new economic and housing strategies : Rooster Town during the First World War and after, 1916-1926 -- Persistence and community : Rooster Town during and after the Great Depression, 1931-1946 -- Stereotyping, dissolution, and dispersal : Rooster Town, 1951-1961
Control code
on1048300014
Extent
xviii, 225 pages
Isbn
9780887558252
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Rooster Town : the history of an urban Métis community, 1901-1961, Evelyn Peters, Matthew Stock, and Adrian Werner with Lawrie Barkwell
Publication
Note
Call # 305.89707
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Settler colonialism and the dispossession of the Manitoba Métis -- The establishment and consolidation of Rooster Town, 1901-1911 -- Devising new economic and housing strategies : Rooster Town during the First World War and after, 1916-1926 -- Persistence and community : Rooster Town during and after the Great Depression, 1931-1946 -- Stereotyping, dissolution, and dispersal : Rooster Town, 1951-1961
Control code
on1048300014
Extent
xviii, 225 pages
Isbn
9780887558252
Other physical details
illustrations

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