The Resource Defining Métis : Catholic missionaries and the idea of civilization in northwestern Saskatchewan, 1845-1898, Timothy P. Foran

Defining Métis : Catholic missionaries and the idea of civilization in northwestern Saskatchewan, 1845-1898, Timothy P. Foran

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Defining Métis : Catholic missionaries and the idea of civilization in northwestern Saskatchewan, 1845-1898
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Defining Métis
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Catholic missionaries and the idea of civilization in northwestern Saskatchewan, 1845-1898
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Timothy P. Foran
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Language
eng
Summary
""Defining Métis" examines categories used in the latter half of the nineteenth century by Catholic missionaries to describe Indigenous people in what is now northwestern Saskatchewan. It argues that the construction and evolution of these categories reflected missionaries' changing interests and agendas. "Defining Métis" sheds light on the earliest phases of Catholic missionary work among Indigenous peoples in western and northern Canada. It examines various interrelated aspects of this work, including the beginnings of residential schooling, transportation and communications, and relations between the Church, the Hudson's Bay Company, and the federal government. While focusing on the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and their central mission at Île-à-la-Crosse, this study illuminates broad processes that informed Catholic missionary perceptions and impelled their evolution over a fifty-three-year period. In particular, this study illuminates processes that shaped Oblate conceptions of sauvage and métis. It does this through a qualitative analysis of documents that were produced within the Oblates' institutional apparatus--official correspondence, mission journals, registers, and published reports. Foran challenges the orthodox notion that Oblate commentators simply discovered and described a singular, empirically existing, and readily identifiable Métis population. Rather, he contends that Oblates played an important role in the conceptual production of les métis."--Provided by publisher
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271/.7607124/1
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Indigenous Collection
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adult
Defining Métis : Catholic missionaries and the idea of civilization in northwestern Saskatchewan, 1845-1898, Timothy P. Foran
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Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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1819495
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x, 229 pages
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9780887557743
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) LSC3142975
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  • (OCoLC)968344973
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