Metis and the Medicine Line
Creating a Border and Dividing a People
By Michel Hogue
344 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 17 halftones, 3 maps, notes, bibl., index
Not for Sale in Canada
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-2105-0
Published: April 2015
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-2106-7
Published: April 2015
David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History
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Awards & distinctions
2016 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize, Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Clio Prize, The Prairies, Canadian Historical Association
Shortlist, Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, Governor General's History Award for Scholarly Research
Finalist, 2016 Canada Prize in the Humanities, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Grounded in extensive research in U.S. and Canadian archives, Hogue's account recenters historical discussions that have typically been confined within national boundaries and illuminates how Plains Indigenous peoples like the Metis were at the center of both the unexpected accommodations and the hidden history of violence that made the "world's longest undefended border."
Published with support provided by the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas
About the Author
Michel Hogue is assistant professor of history at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
For more information about Michel Hogue, visit the Author Page.
“Particularly effective in documenting how questions of race and nationality as well as the disappearance of the buffalo and the emergence of a more well-defined border determined the fate of the Plains Metis...Recommended.”--Choice
“Changes the terrain of our understanding.”--American Indian Culture and Research Journal
“An important and useful book, exhaustively researched and well written.”--Western Historical Quarterly
“An important addition to the Metis studies canon.”--Canadian Journal of History
“One of the best studies written about the western Canadian-US borderlands.”--Labour/Le Travail
“[A} substantial historical achievement . . . in the field of Metis history.”—Canadian Historical Review
Multimedia & Links
Visit the author's website at michelhogue.com.