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Rooster Town

The History of an Urban Metis Community, 1901-1961

October 16, 2018 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780887558252
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Description

Melonville. Smokey Hollow. Bannock Town. Fort Tuyau. Little Chicago. Mud Flats. Pumpville. Tintown. La Coule. These were some of the names given to Métis communities at the edges of urban areas in Manitoba. Rooster Town, which was on the outskirts of southwest Winnipeg endured from 1901 to 1961. Those years in Winnipeg were characterized by the twin pressures of depression, and inflation, chronic housing shortages, and a spotty social support network. At the city's edge, Rooster Town grew without city services as rural Métis arrived to participate in the urban economy and build their own houses while keeping Métis culture and community as a central part of their lives. In other growing settler cities, the Indigenous experience was largely characterized by removal and confinement. But the continuing presence of Métis living and working in the city, and the establishment of Rooster Town itself, made the Winnipeg experience unique. Rooster Town documents the story of a community rooted in kinship, culture, and historical circumstance, whose residents existed unofficially in the cracks of municipal bureaucracy, while navigating the legacy of settler colonialism and the demands of modernity and urbanization.

About this Author

EVELYN PETERS is an urban social geographer whose research has focused on First Nations and Métis people in cities. She taught in the University of Winnipeg's Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies, where she held a Canada Research Chair in Inner-City Issues, Community Learning, and Engagement.
MATTHEW STOCK lives in Ottawa, Ontario, where he works as a civil servant. His research interests include social policy and Canadian history.
ADRIAN WERNER is a GIS analyst whose work has included research in urban form and urban history.

ISBN: 9780887558252
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 248
Publisher: University of Manitoba Press
Published: 2018-10-16

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