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published: July 1995
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publisher: Theytus Books

Stories of the Road Allowance People

by Maria Campbell, illustrated by Sherry Farell Racette

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list price: $16.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
category: Fiction
published: July 1995
ISBN:9780919441538
publisher: Theytus Books
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I remember a warm kitchen on a stormy winter night. I am sitting on the floor with my Cheechum and the old ladies. The room is full of grandpas, mammas and papas, aunties, uncles and cousins. There is laughter, hot sweet tea and the smell of red willow tobacco. "Hahaa kiyas mana kisayanoo kah kee achimoot...Long ago the old man told us his story," my uncle would begin and my Cheechum and the old ladies would puff their clay pipes and nod. "Tapwe anima, tapwe... Yes, yes it is true."

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Maria Campbell

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Sherry Farell Racette

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Stories of the Road Allowance People: The Revised Edition

This revised edition of the 1995 original includes two new stories and new illustrations. The lilting text of these Métis folk tales reflects the oral tradition from which they were collected. The provenance of the stories is presented. Maria Campbell, highly acclaimed Métis Elder, collected the tales with permission and presents them to enhance understanding of the Métis worldview. Complex and humorous, these accounts evoke more recent time and place than creation narratives, and challenge colonial preconceptions. Racette’s illustrations beautifully complement the text. A CD contains two of the stories read aloud and examples of traditional music.

Caution: Includes coarse language, adult situations and sexual references.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2011-2012.

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