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Red Sun: Gabriel Dumont, the Folk Hero

$25.00

Red Sun: Gabriel Dumont, the Folk Hero upturns generations of Eurocentric scholarship and properly restores Dumont’s indigeneity.  In this timely book, Thompson presents the reader with the concept of Gabriel Dumont, the “Brayroo” and the “Valorous Worthy” who selflessly served his fellow Métis and other Indigenous peoples within the context of the Nehiyaw-Pwat (Cree-Assiniboine) alliance.  Based on decades of research and on dozens of oral history interviews with Dumont family members and extended kin, the author deftly melds oral histories, legends and traditional stories which portray Gabriel Dumont in a new and refreshing light.  This is an innovative, highly memorable book about the “greatest Métis hero of them all.”

“Red Sun is a must read. Charles Duncan Thompson is an amazing raconteur. He has spent decades with the Michif collecting oral histories.”

∞ Lawrence J. Barkwell, author of Veterans and Families of the 1885 Northwest Resistance

“There are important voices here, and information and interpretation to be found nowhere else.”

∞ Nicholas C.P. Vrooman, author of “The Whole Country was…‘One Robe:’” The Little Shell Tribe’s America

$25.00

Red Sun: Gabriel Dumont, the Folk Hero upturns generations of Eurocentric scholarship and properly restores Dumont’s indigeneity.

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Red Sun: Gabriel Dumont, the Folk Hero upturns generations of Eurocentric scholarship and properly restores Dumont’s indigeneity.  In this timely book, Thompson presents the reader with the concept of Gabriel Dumont, the “Brayroo” and the “Valorous Worthy” who selflessly served his fellow Métis and other Indigenous peoples within the context of the Nehiyaw-Pwat (Cree-Assiniboine) alliance.  Based on decades of research and on dozens of oral history interviews with Dumont family members and extended kin, the author deftly melds oral histories, legends and traditional stories which portray Gabriel Dumont in a new and refreshing light.  This is an innovative, highly memorable book about the “greatest Métis hero of them all.”

“Red Sun is a must read. Charles Duncan Thompson is an amazing raconteur. He has spent decades with the Michif collecting oral histories.”

∞ Lawrence J. Barkwell, author of Veterans and Families of the 1885 Northwest Resistance

“There are important voices here, and information and interpretation to be found nowhere else.”

∞ Nicholas C.P. Vrooman, author of “The Whole Country was…‘One Robe:’” The Little Shell Tribe’s America

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