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Towards a prairie atonement / Trevor Herriot ; afterword by Norman Fleury.

Herriot, Trevor. (Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Creston Public Library 971.274 HER (Text) 35140100012965 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Checked out 12/22/2017

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780889774544
  • Physical Description: xix, 125 p. : map ; 18cm
  • Publisher: Regina, Sask. : University of Regina Press, 2016.

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Summary, etc.: "In the wake of colonization, in a landscape of loss and dispossession, can we rediscover ways to share the land with other creatures and one another? Towards a Prairie Atonement addresses this question by enlisting the help of a Metis Elder and revisiting the history of one corner of the Great Plains. Set on a prairie remnant seven thousand years old, 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, Trevor 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 colonial decisions to remove the Metis and their community land ethic from the prairie. With Indigenous and settler people alienated from one another and from the grassland itself, hope and courage are in short supply. This book proposes an atonement that could again bring people and prairie together." -- Provided by the Publisher.
Subject: Métis > Manitoba > Ste. Madeleine > History.
Métis > Land tenure > Manitoba > Ste. Madeleine > History.
Grassland ecology > Manitoba > Ste. Madeleine.
Ste. Madeleine (Man.) > Ethnic relations > History.
Ste. Madeleine (Man.) > History.

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