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Author Flannery, Regina.

Title Ellen Smallboy : glimpses of a Cree woman's life / Regina Flannery ; historical context by John S. Long ; literature on the Cree of James Bay, suggestions for the further reading by Laura Peers.

Published Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, [1995]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  971.4115 SMAL/ FLAN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 104 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Series Rupert's Land Record Society series ; 4.
Rupert's Land Record Society series ; 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [91]-98) and index.
Contents Foreword / Laura Peers and John S. Long -- Meeting Ellen -- Ellen's Early Days at Kesagami -- Married Life on French Creek -- Old Age at Moose Factory -- Perspectives on Ellen's Life -- Revisiting Moose Factory, 1985 -- Historical Context / John Long -- Literature on the Cree of James Bay -- Suggestions for Further Reading / Laura Peers -- Afterword / Lorraine Le Camp.
Summary Flannery recounts Smallboy's childhood at Lake Kesagami, her father's early death and the effect of this tragedy, her marriage to Simon Smallboy and move to French River, and her old age at Moose Factory. Through Smallboy's anecdotes and episodes in her life, long-vanished values and norms of Cree society are illustrated and recorded. A concise history of European contact with James Bay Cree by John Long and a summary of literature on the Cree of Moose Factory and James Bay by Laura Peers place Smallboy's life in historical context.
Subject Smallboy, Ellen, 1853-1941.
Cree women -- James Bay Region (Ont. and Québec) -- Biography.
Cree Indians -- James Bay Region (Ont. and Québec) -- History.
Cree Indians -- James Bay Region (Ont. and Québec) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 0773513698 (paperback)