Towards a Prairie Atonement by Trevor Herriot

Towards a Prairie Atonement

byTrevor Herriot

Hardcover | October 18, 2016

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Towards a Prairie Atonement addresses the question of our relationship with the land. Enlisting the help of a Metis Elder, Trevor Herriot revisits the history of one corner of the Great Plains.

This book's lyrical blend of personal narrative, prairie history, imagery, and argument begins with the cause of protecting native grassland on community pastures. As the narrative unfolds, however, Herriot, the award-winning author of Grass, Sky, Song and River in a Dry Land, finds himself recruited into the work of reconciliation.

Facing his own responsibility as a descendent of settlers, he connects today's ecological disarray to the legacy of Metis dispossession and the loss of their community lands. With Indigenous and settler people alienated from one another and from the grassland itself, hope and courage are in short supply. This book offers both by proposing an atonement that could again bring people and prairie together.

About The Author

Trevor Herriot is an award-winning author and a naturalist. Married with four children, Trevor and his wife, Karen, have a home in Regina, Saskatchewan, and a small cabin in the Aspen Parkland prairie south of Indian Head.

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Title:Towards a Prairie AtonementFormat:HardcoverDimensions:110 pages, 6.8 × 4.61 × 0.65 inPublished:October 18, 2016Publisher:University of Regina PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0889774544

ISBN - 13:9780889774544

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Table of Contents


Timeline of Events

Part 1: One Tent Peg to Share
Part 2: On the Sand Plains
Part 3: A Pasture to Share 

A Small Good Thing: An Afterword