Cree Narrative Memory: From Treaties to Contemporary Times

August 1, 2007|
Cree Narrative Memory: From Treaties to Contemporary Times by Neal Mcleod
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Neal McLeod examines the history of the nêhiyawak (Cree People) of western Canada from the massive upheavals of the 1870s and the reserve period to the vibrant cultural and political rebirth of contemporary times. Central to the text are the narratives of McLeod’s family, which give first hand examples of the tenacity and resiliency of the human spirit while providing a rubric for reinterpreting the history of Indigenous people, drawing on Cree worldviews and Cree narrative structures.

In a readable style augmented with extensive use of the Cree language throughout, McLeod draws heavily on original research, the methodology of which could serve as a template for those doing similar work. While the book is based on the Cree experience of the Canadian prairies, its message and methodology are applicable to all Indigenous societies.

Neal McLeod holds a doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies, and currently teaches Indigenous Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. In addition to being a visual artist and entertainer, he has published a book of poetry, Songs to Kill a Wihtikow, and has another forthcoming entitled Gabriel’s Beach. He is Cree and...
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Title:Cree Narrative Memory: From Treaties to Contemporary Times
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:144 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.37 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.37 in
Published:August 1, 2007
Publisher:Ubc Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781895830316

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