Pemmican Wars by Katherena VermettePemmican Wars by Katherena Vermette

Pemmican Wars

byKatherena VermetteIllustratorScott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk

Paperback | November 17, 2017

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Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee's history class turns extraordinary, and Echo's life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee's lecture, Echo finds herself transported to another time and place-a bison hunt on the Saskatchewan prairie-and back again to the present. In the following weeks, Echo slips back and forth in time. She visits a Métis camp, travels the old fur-trade routes, and experiences the perilous and bygone era of the Pemmican Wars.

Pemmican Wars is the first graphic novel in a new series, A Girl Called Echo, by Governor General Award-winning writer, and author of Highwater Press' The Seven Teaching Stories, Katherena Vermette.
Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer of poetry, fiction, and children's literature. Her first book, North End Love Songs (The Muses' Company) won the 2013 Governor General Literary Award for Poetry. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in several literary magazines and anthologies, including Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the La...
Title:Pemmican WarsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:47 pages, 9.9 × 6.3 × 0.4 inShipping dimensions:9.9 × 6.3 × 0.4 inPublished:November 17, 2017Publisher:Portage & Main PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1553796780

ISBN - 13:9781553796787


Rated 5 out of 5 by from I need more Excellent introduction to the basics of the Pemmican War. A modern day Metis girl is just beginning to learn about her heritage. She is feeling lost at her new school while she is living in foster care. When she talks with her mom, she also learns that her mothers knows very little about their heritage. It is a great loss to peoples when they do not know of their own heritage. While the history of the white immigrants has long been taught in Canadian schools, very little in comparison has been taught about the history of our indigenous peoples. This short graphic novel makes me want to learn more about this war and about the Metis in general.
Date published: 2019-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! A great start to what sounds like an amazing series focusing on Metis culture and historical events. I loved Echo, a young teenaged Metis who dreams/travels through time to discover more about her heritage. I can't wait to read the next instalment in the series!
Date published: 2018-06-21

Editorial Reviews

...feelings of alienation, of loneliness, of not belonging, either at home or at school, are experienced by both genders and those teens - male or female - who eat their lunch alone and wander the halls without friends will understand Echo's plight Although I think that Pemmican Wars is a book which will find its greatest readership amongst students with Métis or Indigenous heritage, those who are the descendants of settlers will be offered a new perspective with this book.   - Joanne Peters - CM Association - 20171222