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Following the River: Traces of Red River Women (Inscribed) - Glenn, Lorri Neilsen

Following the River: Traces of Red River Women (Inscribed) - Glenn, Lorri Neilsen

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INSCRIPTION FROM LORRI on title page; Clean, tight, unmarked; absolute minimal wear; appears unread; A tragic fire on Lake Winnipeg and her Aunt Kay's haunting family photos set Lorri Neilsen Glenn on a path to learn the story of her great-grandmother Catherine's life and death. Digging deep into the fur-trading history of Rupert's Land, Neilsen Glenn traces five generations of grandmothers back to York Factory and the Red River Settlement. But details of the lives of these Indigenous women and their contemporaries are sparse: sexism, colonial biases and religious and class conflict threaten to erase their stories. In elegant prose, poetry and forms in between, the former Halifax Poet Laureate pieces together portraits of women only glimpsed in newspaper articles, museums and archives. This book is a lyric reflection on the importance of remembering and honouring women whose strength and resilience have survived generations.
Near Fine
Soft cover
Wolsak & Wynn Pub Ltd
2017
Hamilton, ON

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