In the Days of Our Grandmothers: A Reader in Aboriginal Women's History in Canada

TitleIn the Days of Our Grandmothers: A Reader in Aboriginal Women's History in Canada
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsHorton, C
ISBN Number0005-2949
KeywordsBook reviews, Books, Fur trade, Native peoples, Native studies, Native women, Oral history, Women
Abstract

Organized roughly chronologically and featuring scholars from a range of disciplines, this volume displays broad thematic and temporal reach as it explores Aboriginal women's historical intersections with the fur trade (chapters by Susan Sleeper-Smith and Bruce M. White), religious encounter (Nancy Shoemaker and Carol Williams), colonial settlement (Sarah Carter and Sylvia Van Kirk), labour (Hetty Jo Brumbach, Robert Jarvenpa, and John Lutz), sexuality and reproduction (Mary C. Wright and Jean Barman), law and the state (Joan Sangster and Jo-Anne Fiske), and writing and the politics of representation (Veronica Strong-Boag and Emma LaRocque). In addition to "epistemic humility" (6), Aboriginal women's history demands a creative methodological tool kit for reading against the grain those colonial sources that, due to the combined historical forces of racism and sexism, inevitably serve as (partial) evidence.