Napoléon Sureau dit Blondin built a house in Saskatoon in the 1920s, an era when French-speakers like him were deemed "undesirable" by the political and social elite, who sought to populate the Canadian prairies with WASPs only. Renowned author Candace Savage scours public records and historical accounts and interviews several of Napoléon's descendants to reveal a family story marked by challenge and resilience. In the process, she examines a troubling episode in Canadian history, one with surprising relevance today.
French Canadians -- Saskatchewan -- Saskatoon.
Political culture -- Saskatchewan -- Saskatoon.
Racism -- Saskatchewan -- Saskatoon.
Saskatoon (Sask.) -- History -- 20th century.
Saskatoon (Sask.) -- Race relations.
Saskatoon (Sask.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.