Tag Archives: Metis – History – Cumberland House Region

Thistle (1986) Indian-European Trade Relations On-Line Release

Paul C. Thistle, former Curator of The Sam Waller Museum in The Pas; former docent, cataloguer, and term Assistant Curator of Ethnology at the Former Manitoba Museum of Man & Nature now has made his history of early Cree relations with fur trading companies in The Pas, Manitoba and Cumberland House, Saskatchewan region freely available online under a Creative Commons license.

This national, provincial, and academic award-winning book Indian-European Trade Relations in the Lower Saskatchewan River Region to 1840 has been out of print.

 

See this news release as presented in the Association of Manitoba Museums Spring 2015 Newsletter by clicking on the following link

Thistle 1986 Release in AAM Spring 2015 .

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The Twatt Family, 1780-1840: Amerindian, Ethnic Category, or Ethnic Group Identity? (Thistle 2007)

This article “The Twatt Family, 1780-1840: Amerindian, Ethnic Category, or Ethnic Group Identity?” in The Western Métis: Profile of a People. edited by Patrick C. Douad (Regina: University of Regina & Canadian Plains Research Center, 2007) is a reprint of a 1997 Prairie Forum 22(2):193-212 article, appearing with contributions from several eminent scholars in the field of Métis history

Abstract:

My purpose is to examine a group of mixed descent people in the Nipawin, Saskatchewan area centred on Mansack and Willock Twatt to determine whether it developed from an other-identified ethnic category into a self-identified functional ethnic group during the during the latter eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.  This will serve as a preliminary step in a proposed full-scale history of mixed descent groups in the Lower Saskatchewan River region in an attempt to provide some additional balance to the previously identified preponderance of studies on Red River and more generally Plains area Métis history which remains largely unaddressed.

The entire article can be read by clicking The Twatt Family, 1780-1840: Amerindian, Ethnic Category, or Ethnic Group Identity? .  See PDF pages 80-96 & Endnotes 289-294.  Note that this file takes ca. 5 minutes to download because it contains the entire book Douad (2007).