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  A History of Education in Saskatchewan: Selected Readings
A History of Education in Saskatchewan seeks to address what, until now, has been a gap in Canadian educational history. This book is not intended as a definitive history of education of Saskatchewan, but rather a collection of voices from various quarters. Each of these voices tells a story about an aspect of Saskatchewan's educational past. Collectively, these stories reveal much about how education has shaped the province and how the province shaped education.
  Agriculture History: History of the Prairie West volume 3
The eighteen articles selected for this third volume all focus on the agricultural history of the Canadian Plains. Early First Nations practices are examined, as are subsequent evolutions in farming, ranching, and marketing.
  Alberta Premiers of the Twentieth Century
This is a collection of biographical essays on the twelve premiers who led the province of Alberta during the twentieth century
  Architecture of Saskatchewan: A Visual Journey, 1930-2011
Architecture of Saskatchewan is a visual journey from the 1930s to the present,illustrating and explaining the evolution of architecture in the province and offering a guide to the architectural styles of the period. The publication of the book celebrates and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Saskatchewan Association of Architecture.
  Askel Sanemose and Canada: A Scandinavian Writer's Perception of the Canadian Prairies in the 1920's
In 1927 Sandemose made a trip to western Canada, sponsored in part by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The idea was that he would write about conditions inthe Danish settlements there and consider the advantages of immigrating to the country.
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  Berlin's Culturescape in the Twentieth Century
The essays contained in this volume are part of a discourse that examines expressions of the city's literature, film and fashion.
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  Clearing a Path:New ways of seeing traditional Indigenous art
In 2005, as part of the province's centennial celebrations, the Saskatchewan Arts Board contracted Sherry Farrell Racette and Carmen Robertson to curate an exhibition which would bring together a diverse group of contemporary artists working in traditional Indigenous media.
  Clearing the Plains
In arresting, but harrowing, prose, James Daschuk examines the roles that Old World diseases, climate, and, most disturbingly, Canadian politics—the politics of ethnocide—played in the deaths and subjugation of thousands of aboriginal people in the realization of Sir John A. Macdonald’s “National Dream.”
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  First Nations: Race, Class and Gender Relations
First published in 1993, First Nations: Race, Class, and Gender Relations remains unique in offering systematically, from a political economy perspective, an analysis that enables us to understand the diverse realities of Aboriginal people within changing Canadian and global contexts. The book provides an extended analysis of how changing social dynamics, organized particularly around race, class, and gender relations, have shaped the life chances and conditions for Aboriginal people within the structure of Canadian society and its major institutional forms.
  Frontier Farewell
Garrett Wilson introduces his epic account of the 1870's a decade that saw unprecedented changes come to the Great Plains of North America: famine, fire and pestilence-the disappearance of the buffalo-the last stand of the Sioux and the Métis-the Boundary Survey and the "March West" of the North-West Mounted Police-men like Dumont, Walsh, Macleod and Sitting Bull-all encompassed within a brief 10 years, which saw the disappearance of the Old West and the birth of a new society.
  Frontier Farewell (New edition)
"Frontier Farewell offers new perspectives on everything from the transfer of Rupert's Land to Canada, the Manitoba Resistance of 1869-70, and the Numbered Treaties of the 1870s, to the surveys of the Canadian Prairies, the coming of the North-West Mounted Police, and the fallout from the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
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  Grateful Prey: Rock Cree Human-Animal Relationships
Grateful Prey uncovers the interaction between magico-religious ideology and hunting strategies among the Asinskâwôiniwak, or Rock Crees, of Northern Manitoba.
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  Heritage and Hope
Heritage and Hope is a collection of essays exploring the role of the contemporary university.
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  In the Temple of the Rain God: The Life and Times of
Much of Charles' story is told in his own words with unusual authenticity and colour. Through his close association with Victoria Trust & Savings Company, the rise, fall and recovery of Saskatchewan's agricultural sector is seen through the vantage point of an Ontario based farm lender.
  Inside the Mental
Before she became a psychiatric nurse at "The Mental" in the 1950s, Kay Parley was a patient there, as were the father she barely remembered and the grandfather she'd never met. Part memoir, part history, and beautifully written, Inside The Mental offers an episodic journey into the stigma, horror, and redemption that she found within the institution's walls. Now in her nineties, Parley looks back at the emerging use of group therapy, the advent of patients' rights, evolving ethics in psychiatry, and the amazing cast of characters she met there. She also reveals her role in groundbreaking experiments with LSD, pioneered by the world's leading researchers at "The Mental" to treat addiction and mental illness.
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  kôhkominawak otâcimowiniwâwa Our Grandmothers' Lives
This collection of reminiscences and personal stories tells us about the daily lives of Cree women over the past century: household chores, snaring rabbits and picking berries, going to school, marriage, bearing and raising children. Seven Cree women share memories about their lives and the history of their people, and provide insights into the traditional teachings of a society where practical and spiritual matters are never far apart.
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  Letters Home: The Wartime Correspondence and Diary of John Edwin Gardiner, RCAF (1919-1942)
On August 18, 1942, on the eve of the Dieppe Raid, Edwin wrote to his father: “At long last we’re going to take part in something big which you will read all about in the papers long before you get this letter.” Edwin Gardiner was killed when his plane when down on the following day.
  Lipset's Agrarian Socialism A Re-examination
Reflecting on the seminal work of Seymour Martin Lipset -- Agrarian Socialism: the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation in Saskatchewan, A Study in Political Sociology -- academics and political practitioners revisit questions and consider whether the reputation of the best-known social science text on Saskatchewan still holds. As the political practitioners make clear, the geographic and constitutional boundaries may remain as they were, but the economic and cultural boundaries that once defined provinces have manifestly altered if not disappeared as a result of technological change and global perspective.
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  Metis and the Medicine Line: Creating a Border and Dividing a People
Metis and the Medicine Line is a sprawling, ambitious look at how national borders and notions of race were created and manipulated to unlock access to indigenous lands. It is also an intimate story of individuals and families, brought vividly to life by history writing at its best.
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  Northern Trader: The Last Days of the Fur Trade
First published in 1956, Northern Trader is a historically valuable, intimately personal and vividly expressed memoir of the last days of the fur trade. A gifted writer, Harold Kemp recounts the routines and rhythms of that long-lost way of life.
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  Other Alberta: Decoding A Political Enigma
A provocative political analysis of modern day Alberta
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  Payepot and His People
Payepot and His People was first published serially by The Western Producer. In 1957 it was published in book form by the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society. Abel Watetch was a nephew of Chief Payepot and a veteran of World War I. As noted in the introduction to the 1957 edition, Watetch had earlier set down in "fine, clear handwriting" the previously unwritten history of his people, having "assembled many of the recollections of his kin to 'set the record right'." These writings were the basis of the story told here, supplemented by further recollections by Watetch and his friend, Chief Sitting Eagle Changing Position (Harry Ball), documented either on tape or through written correspondence.
  People of the Plains
Amelia M. Paget records her observations of the customs, beliefs, and lifestyles of the Plains Cree and Saulteaux among whom she lived. She died in Ottawa in 1922.
  Practical Utopians: The Lives and Writings of Ed and Will Paynter
Ed and Will Paynter have been described as visionaries. Coming to adulthood at the turbulent end of the Victorian age, they were Canadians who had a different vision from the majority of their contemporaries. Instead of a liberal world of economic individualism, or a Darwinian struggle for economic existence, they saw a New Jerusalem, a utopia characterized by cooperation rather than competition.
  Privilege & Policy: A History of Community Clinics in Saskatchewan
Privilege and Policy: A History of Community Clinics in Saskatchewan is the inside story of a more radical vision of medicare, one that has still not been achieved in Canada.
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  Saint-Laurent, Manitoba: Evolving Metis Identities, 1850-1914
For the past 25 years there has been great interest in the study of all aspects of the Red River Metis and their history. This has been paralleled by an increase in pride for, and greater affirmation of, Metis identity by the descendants of these first families.
  Saskatchewan Politicians: Lives Past and Present
More than 275 biographies of Saskatchewan politicians.
  Saskatchewan Premiers of the Twentieth Century
This is a collection of biographical essays on the twelve premiers who led the province of Saskatchewan during the twentieth century.
  Settling Saskatchewan
In Settling Saskatchewan, author Alan Anderson expertly identifies and explains the patterns of immigration and settlement in the province and further enlightens us on the many peoples who now comprise its extraordinarily diverse cultural mosaic. They came from all parts of the world, from all walks of life—and they continue to come today. Together with the indigenous aboriginal population, they have made Saskatchewan what it is.
  Sighting/Citing/Siting
In August and September 2006, dozens of artists came together at the Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site to present Crossfiring/Mama Wetotan. The community-based event included a sound and installation exhibit featuring the work of over 20 artists and a large-scale site-specific performance involving 30 more artists.
  Singing the Blues
In Singing the Blues, longtime party insider Dick Spencer, writes with unique insight and perspective, traceing the history of one of Saskatchewan's great parties over a century of provincial politics.
  Storm of the Century: The Regina Tornado of 1912
In Storm of the Century, author Sandra Bingaman recounts one of the worst natural disasters in Canadian history—the rare F4 tornado that obliterated a broad swath of Regina, Saskatchewan, 100 years ago.
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  The Assiniboine
Denig's manuscript was unpublished until 1930, when J.N.B. Hewitt edited it for publication in the Smithsonian Bureau of Ethnology's Forty-sixth Annual Report. The report, long unavailable, is reprinted here for the first time. This new edition, with an introduction by David R. Miller, provides a complete ethnology of the Assiniboine Indians, including information on their history, tribal organization and government, religion, manners and customs, warfare, dances, and language.
  The Dakota of the Canadian North:Lessons for Survival
In this volume, Elias examines the economic strategies the Dakota in Canada used to survive, and demonstrates their cultural tenacity and economic ingenuity in adapting to the trying economic circumstances of their environment. Illustrations-26
  The Early Northwest
The Early Northwest has articles on "Early Aboriginal History", "The Fur Trade", "Rupert's Land and Red River", and "Resistance and 'Rebellion'".
  The Heavy Hand of History: Interpreting Saskatchewan's Past
The heavy hand of history is a metaphor for the weight exerted by past events, decisions, institutions and attitudes on the present. To prepare for 2005, Saskatchewan’s centennial year, the authors in this volume were asked to write essays on their interpretation of the long-run historical factors that significantly influence Saskatchewan today and that will continue to shape its future.
  The Identities of Marie Rose Delorme Smith
This book relates the history and self-identifying process of a Métis woman who lived on the western plains of Canada during the transitional period from fur trade to sedentary agricultural economy.
  The Plains Cree: An Ethnographic, Historical and Comparitive Study
First published in 1940, David Mandelbaum's study remains the definitive account of the Plains Cree.
  The Prairie Agrarian Movement Revisited
Eighteen essays honouring the 100th anniversary (in 2001) of the formation of the Territorial Grain Growers Association explore important aspects of the historical legacy of the agrarian movement and contemplate their relevance to the current setting for the rural prairies.
  The Western Métis
This book contains a collection of articles concerning the Western Metis, published in Prairie Forum between 1978 and 2007. These articles have been chosen for the breadth and scope of the investigations upon which they are based, and for the reflections they will arouse in anyone interested in Western Canadian history and politics.
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  Your Loving Son: Letters of an RCAF Navigator
Your Loving Son: Letters of an RCAF Navigator is a collection of George King's wartime letters to his family in Summerberry, Saskatchewan. These letters—humorous, heartwarming, poignant—offer a glimpse of the war and of Prairie life from the perspective of one young man who journeyed far from home to serve his country. Your Loving Son also includes the telegrams, government documents, and letters of condolence received by the King family after George's death. These provide a rare insight into the impact of the death of this young airman on his friends and family, the other and often forgotten casualties of war.
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