Rooster Town: The History Of An Urban Métis Community, 1901-1961 by Evelyn PetersRooster Town: The History Of An Urban Métis Community, 1901-1961 by Evelyn Peters

Rooster Town: The History Of An Urban Métis Community, 1901-1961

byEvelyn Peters, Matthew Stock, Adrian Werner

Paperback | October 16, 2018

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Melonville. Smokey Hollow. Bannock Town. Fort Tuyau. Little Chicago. Mud Flats. Pumpville. Tintown. La Couleeese were some of the names given to Métis communities at the edges of urban areas in Manitoba. Rooster Town, which was on the outskirts of southwest Winnipeg endured from 1901 to 1961.Those years in Winnipeg were characterized by the twin pressures of depression, and inflation, chronic housing shortages, and a spotty social support network. At the city’s edge, Rooster Town grew without city services as rural Métis arrived to participate in the urban economy and build their own houses while keeping Métis culture and community as a central part of their lives.In other growing settler cities, the Indigenous experience was largely characterized by removal and confinement. But the continuing presence of Métis living and working in the city, and the establishment of Rooster Town itself, made the Winnipeg experience unique. Rooster Town documents the story of a community rooted in kinship, culture, and historical circumstance, whose residents existed unofficially in the cracks of municipal bureaucracy, while navigating the legacy of settler colonialism and the demands of modernity and urbanization.
Evelyn Peters is an urban social geographer whose research has focused on First Nations and Métis people in cities. She taught in the Universityof Winnipeg’s Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies, where she held a Canada Research Chair in Inner-City Issues, Community Learning, and Engagement. Mathew Stock lives in Ottawa, Ontario...
Title:Rooster Town: The History Of An Urban Métis Community, 1901-1961Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:October 16, 2018Publisher:University of Manitoba PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887558259

ISBN - 13:9780887558252


Table of Contents

Ch.1 Settler Colonialism and the Dispossession of the Manitoba Métis Ch.2 The Establishment and Consolidation of Rooster Town, 1901-1911Ch.3 Devising New Economic and Housing Strategies: Rooster Town during the First World War and After, 1916-1926 Ch.4 Persistence and Community: Rooster Town During and After the Great Depression, 1931-1946 Ch.5 Stereotyping, Dissolution, and Dispersal: Rooster Town, 1951-1961

Editorial Reviews

"Very little is written about Indigenous urban histories. They are typically hidden, or erased, from the histories of Prairie cities, and Canadian cities generally. Rooster Town is an authoritative correction to that colonial erasure in the written record." - Ryan Walker