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Prairie History: Number 8, Summer 2022 (Special Issue: The Indigenous West)

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Prairie History #8:
The Indigenous West

Cover photographs clockwise from top right: “Weasel Tail or Medium Pipe, Blackfoot, 1891, IP060”, “two Tsuut’ina women, IP061”, and “Sixapo (Black Plume), Blood, 1895, IP054”.
All from University of Alberta Library, Peel Collection, TR 681 I58 I64

Publication of this special issue focusing on the Indigenous history of western Canada, co-edited by Drs. Cheryl Troupe and Robert Coutts, is made possible by a Centennial Institute Grant from The Winnipeg Foundation.

This issue has been mailed to subscribers and is available for purchase.


The Indigenous West
by Cheryl Troupe, Associate Editor (Indigenous Initiatives)

Feature Articles

Louis Riel, Wahkohtowin, and the First Act of Resistance at Red River
by Derrick M. Nault

Nineteenth-Century Metis Material Culture at Red River and the Struggle for Landownership
by Christoph Laugs

Wapaha Sk ̅a Dakota Oyat ̅e Ihduhap ̅i: Widening the Lens on Whitecap Dakota First Nation in Pion-Era Photographs, 1955-1969
by Stephanie M. Danyluk, Melvin Littlecrow, and Elizabeth A. Scott

The West Beyond the Levant: Comparing British and Ottoman Colonization in the Writings of Algernon Heber-Percy
by Daniel Sims

Wahkotowin, Keemooch, and Home: A History of the Conklin Métis Community, 1886-2020
by Peter Fortna

Indigenous Perspective on Heritage Conservation and the Ecomuseum Approach: Initial Findings from Saskatchewan
by Dwight Peigan, Glenn Sutter, and Amber J. Fletcher

Transforming the Settler-Colonial Criminal Justice System: A History of First Nations Efforts in Saskatchewan, 1970s-1980s
by Laura Beach

Prairie Pageant

David Thompson in the West: A Conversation with Artist Don McMaster

Prairie Photography of the Tyrrell Expedition, 1887-1889
by Dale Dutton


Walking Through History: Exploring an Early 20th-Century Pair of Pointed-Toe Moccasins
by Amy M. Briley

Book Reviews

Katherine A. H. Graham and David Newhouse (eds.), Sharing the Land, Sharing a Future: The Legacy of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, University of Manitoba Press, 2021
by Sheilla Jones

Travis Hay, Inventing the Thrifty Gene: The Science of Settler Colonialism, University of Manitoba Press, 2021
by Caden Colegrove

Nancy Marguerite Anderson, The York Factory Express: Fort Vancouver to Hudson Bay, 1826-1849, Vancouver: Ronsdale Books, 2021
by Sheila Grover

Bruce Erickson and Sarah Wylie Krotz (eds.), The Politics of the Canoe, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2021
by Jamie Benidickson

Exhibit Review: Kwaata-Nihtaawakihk: A Hard Birth, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 19 March - 3 September 2022
by Amanda McLeod

Sarah Whitecalf, Cree is Who I Truly Am – Me I Am Truly a Cree Woman: A Life Told by Sarah Whitecalf. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2021
by Nicole Rosen

Sarah Carter and Inez Lightning, Ancestors: Indigenous Peoples of Western Canada in Historic Photographs, Bruce Peel Special Collections, University of Alberta Press, 2021
by Felix Berry

Prairie Gazette

Endangered Places in Canada
by Sheila Grover

2021 Top-Ten Endangered Structures in Manitoba
by Gordon Goldsborough

They Remember. They Remember Us. They Remember for Us.
by Tarah Hogue

New Government of Canada Legislation Gives Indigenous People A Stronger Voice
by Greg Thomas

New from Canada Post: Indigenous Leaders Honoured, and Help for Ukraine
by Sheila Grover

Sacred Artifacts Returned to Alberta’s Blackfoot Community
by Greg Thomas

Woodland Caribou in Canada’s Boreal Forest
by Sheila Grover

‘Wordle’ Word Game Assisting Old Languages
by Sheila Grover

Winnipeg’s Bay Building Gets New Lease on Life
by Greg Thomas

2021 Margaret McWilliams Awards

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