Hybrid Identities in Canada's Red River Colony

  title={Hybrid Identities in Canada's Red River Colony},
  author={Sharron FitzGerald},
Scholarship on Canada's Metis women has been informed largely by their central economic and reproductive roles in the British fur trade in North America. This article moves beyond these representations and focuses on Victorian discourses of race, class, gender and sexuality in a reconceptualization of women's lives and experiences in territory. The article's primary aim is to evaluate the concept of female agency in Canada's Red River Colony (now Winnipeg, Manitoba) in 1850 and 1863. I use case… 
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