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Half-Breed [Maria Campbell]

Half-Breed [Maria Campbell]

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Maria Campbell's biography is a classic, vital account of a young Métis woman's struggle to come to terms with the joys, sorrows, loves and tragedies of her northern Saskatchewan childhood.
Maria was a strong and sensitive child who lived in a community robbed of its pride and dignity by the dominant culture. At 15 she tried in vain to escape by marrying a white man, only to find herself trapped in the slums of Vancouver -- addicted to drugs, tempted by suicide, close to death. But the inspiration of her Cree great-grandmother, Cheechum, gives her confidence in herself and in her people, confidence she needs to survive and to thrive.
Half-Breed offers an unparalleled understanding of the Métis people and of the racism and hatred they face. Maria Campbell's story cannot be denied and it cannot be forgotten: it stands as a challenge to all Canadians who believe in human rights and human dignity.

    • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Formac Publishing Company Limited (Jan. 1 1983)
    • Paperback: 184 pages
    • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0887801161
    • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0887801167