Halfbreed
—Campbell, Maria, 1940- author.
Book
2019
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"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."-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
Campbell, Maria, 1940-
Métis -- Canada, Western -- Biography.
Métis women -- Canada, Western -- Biography.
Genre:
Saskatchewan author.
ISBN:
9780887801167
9780803263116
9780771083310
9780771083303
9780771024092
0771024096
Notes:
Canadiana.
Indigenous voices.
Publisher, pagination and printing dates may vary.
Previously published: Toronto : McClelland and Stewart Limited, ©1973.
Issued also in electronic format.
Link to PAC
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