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Turnstone Press Fall 2020

North-west 1885
By (author): Walter Hildebrandt
Walter Hildebrandt


Turnstone Press



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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Apr 01, 2023
$19.00 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 x 0.25 in | 0.14 lb

Page Count:

120 pages
Turnstone Press
POETRY / Canadian
Poetry by individual poets|Indigenous people: governance and politics|Colonialism and imperialism

In the spring of 1885, after years of growing tensions between the Canadian government and the spurned Métis, an armed resistance broke out that left dozens dead and wounded and generations of Indigenous peoples subjugated to Canadian rule.

In a hypnotic retelling of this North-West Resistance, acclaimed poet Walter Hildebrandt breaches the divide between Imperialist narrative, Indigenous orality, and Continental philosophy to disrupt this heavily-charged period of Canadian history. With resounding precision, Rupture: North-West 1885 opens the fissure between long-held Indigenous doctrines and the fates handed to those who dared to demand fair representation, ushering in a more just vision of the past and future.

Walter Hildebrandt is a recipient of the Stephen G. Stephensson Award for Poetry and was awarded the Gustavus Myers Award in 1997 for outstanding work on human rights in North America for his book The True Spirit and Original Intent of Treaty 7. Once the director for the University of Calgary Press and Athabasca University Press, he has also been a historian for Parks Canada and a consultant for the Treaty 7 Tribal Council, the Office of the Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan, and various First Nations communities. He lives and writes in Edmonton. Rupture is his eleventh book of poetry.

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