Michel Bouchard | Robert Foxcurran | Sebastien Malette
Baraka Books Oct 26, 2016
History / North American / Indigenous Peoples of the Americas / Social Science / Ethnic Studies - American - Native American Studies
Paperback 448 pages
6.50" x 9.50"
Songs Upon the Rivers
The Buried History of the French-Speaking Canadiens and Metis from the Great Lakes and the Mississippi across to the Pacific.
Before the Davie Crockets, the Daniel Boones and Jim Bridgers, the French had pushed far west and north establishing trade and kin networks across the continent. They founded settlements that would become great cities such as Detroit, Saint Louis, and New Orleans, but their history has been largely buried or relegated to local lore or confined to Quebec. In this seminal work, Foxcurran, Bouchard, and Malette scrutinize primary sources and uncover the alliances between early French settlers and voyagers and the indigenous nations.