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As Their Natural Resources Fail

Native Peoples and the Economic History of Northern Manitoba, 1870-1930

In this groundbreaking study, Frank Tough examines the role of Native peoples, both Indian and Metis, in the economy of northern Manitoba from Treaty 1 to the Depression.


1998, Winner - Clio Award (Prairie Region), Canadian Historical Association

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Trading Beyond the Mountains

The British Fur Trade on the Pacific, 1793-1843

This books examines the Hudson's Bay company exploration efforts beyond the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean from 1793 to 1843 – which led to the commercial development of the Pacific coast and the Cordilleran interior of western North America.


1997, Winner - Medal for Historical Writing, Lieutenant Governer

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Sinews of Survival

The Living Legacy of Inuit Clothing


1997, Winner - Alcuin Citation for excellence in book design in Canada, Alcuin Society

1998, Winner - Millia Davenport Award, Costume Society of America

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The Power of Words

Literacy and Revolution in South China, 1949-95

This social and political history of the struggle for literacy in rural China shows how China's revolutionary leaders conceived and promoted literacy in the countryside and how villagers made use of the literacy education they were offered.


1997, Winner - K.D. Srivastava Award, UBC Press

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Gamblers and Dreamers

Women, Men, and Community in the Klondike

Gamblers and Dreamers tackles some of the myths about the history of the North in the era of the gold rush.


1999, Winner - Clio Award (North), Canadian Historical Association

2000, Winner - W. Turrentine Jackson Prize, Western History Association

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Legends of Our Times

Native Cowboy Life

Throughout the world, the image of the cowboy is an instantly recognized symbol of the North American West. This lavishly illustrated book tells the story of some of the first cowboys – the Native peoples of the Plains and Plateau.


1998, Winner - Alcuin Citation for excellence in book design in Canada, Alcuin Society

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