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Synopsis: During the first half of the 19th century, a unique subculture built around hunting and mobility existed quietly in the Pacific Northwest. Descendants of European or Canadian fathers and Native American mothers, these mixed-blood settlers?called Mętis?were pivotal to the development of the Oregon Country, but have been generally neglected in its written history. Today we know them by the names they left on the land and the waters: The Dalles, Deschutes, Grand Ronde, Portneuf, Payette; and on the peoples who lived there: Pend Oreille, Coeur d?Alene, Nez Perce. John C. Jackson?s Children of the Fur Trade recovers a vital part of Northwest history and gives readers a vivid and memorable portrait of Mętis life at the western edge of North America. This informal account shows the Mętis as explorers and mapmakers, as fur trappers and traders, and as boatmen and travelers in a vanishing landscape. Because of their mixed race, they were forced into the margin between cultures in collision. Often disparaged as half-breeds, they became links between the dispossessed native peoples and the new order of pioneer settlement. Meet the independently minded Jacco Finlay, the beautiful Helene McDonald, fearsome Tom McKay and the bear-fighting Iroquois Ignace Hatchiorauquasha, whose Mętisse wife, Madame Gray, charmed lonely fur traders. Here is the rawhide knot of the mountain men who brought their Indian wives to suffer the censure of missionaries while building a community where their mixed-blood children were no longer welcome. A riveting glimpse into a unique heritage, illustrated with historic maps, drawings, and photographs, this book will interest and inform both the scholar and the general reader.
About the Author: JOHN C. JACKSON is the author of numerous books on Western history, including Shadow on the Tetons: David E. Jackson and the Claiming of the American West, The Piikani Blackfeet: A Culture Under Siege, and Jemmy Jock Bird: Marginal Man on the Blackfoot Frontier. Children of the Fur Trade was first published by Mountain Press in 1993. Jackson lives in Olympia, Washington.
Title: Children of the fur trade: Forgotten M├ tis ...
Publisher: Mountain Press Pub. Co
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Mountain Pr, 1995. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP75308753
Book Description Mountain Pr, Missoula, Montana, U.S.A., 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. 1st Edition. First Edition thus. Very Good/Very Good condition. Library discard with light internal stamping and exterior stickering. Dustjacket mylar protected. General light wear and light soiling to entire book. Otherwise page corners square and pages very tight, crisp and clean. Bookseller Inventory # 002775
Book Description Mountain Press Publishing Company 1995, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. ISBN 0-87842-329-X. Hardback. Very Good to Near Fine condition book in a Very Good to Near Fine condition dustjacket, with slight creasing on top edge of jacket, minor shelfwear on jacket covers. Tight, bright, attractive copy with no markings to the book, except for previous owner's short inscription on inside front endpaper. No statement of later printing on copyright page. $25.00 original price is present and unclipped on front flap of dustjacket. Dustjacket has been placed in a clear Brodart protective cover, causing no harm to the dustjacket, for your enjoyment and the dustjacket's protection. Bookseller Inventory # 150012
Book Description Mountain Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11087842329X
Book Description Mountain Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG087842329X