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The Homesteaders

Stories of pioneers often evoke images of romance and hardship. Settlers came to the Great Northern Plains from all over the world seeking democracy, equality, and free land. But what they endured--arduous ...

Drought and Depression

The Great Depression of the 1930s often recalls images of the drought-stricken Great Plains. Prolonged drought exacerbated the economic effects of the Great Depression to such a degree that the prairies ...

The Prairie Populist

George Hara Williams was the most successful of the early leaders of the CCF in Saskatchewan. But his role in the party was undermined by Tommy Douglas and M. J. Coldwell, and now he is almost forgotten. ...

Starving Ukraine

"There is no comprehensive study of the Canadian reaction to the famine in the English or Ukrainian language, [...] so this is a major contribution. It is an interesting story and an important one for ...

Mapmaker

"[M]arvelous and compelling..." - John Milloy, author of The Plains Cree and A National Crime

As the first inland surveyor for the Hudson's Bay Company, Philip Turnor stands tall among the explorers and ...

Claiming Anishinaabe

Denied her Indigenous status, Lynn Gehl has been fighting her entire life to reclaim mino-pimadiziwin--the good life. Exploring Anishinaabeg philosophy and Anishinaabeg conceptions of truth, Gehl shows ...

Biblio Files

From the efforts of its first librarian who ensured immigrants could access books in their own languages, to the present day as an active community hub, the library has been responsible for many groundbreaking ...

Speaking in Cod Tongues

By Lenore Newman
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 "What is Canadian cuisine? Lenore Newman distils much of the current thinking into the erudite and elegantly readable Speaking in Cod Tongues. Her odyssey across the country provides a wealth of culinary ...

On the Frontier

In this first-hand account of the earliest days of settlement in the Canadian West, William Wallace conveys a sense of unspoken courage--the courage that was needed to make a fresh start in a strange ...