Indigenous People Rare Book Collection

This selection represents just a few of the books that can be found in the Rare Book Room of Archives & Special Collections. To help with further searches please note the suggested subject headings under each listing.

Author: Bryant, Wilbur F. (Wilbur Franklin), b. 1851
Title: The blood of Abel
Published: Hastings, NE : Published for the author by the Gazette Journal, 1887.
Subjects: Riel, Louis, 1844-1885

Title: The Jesuit relations and allied documents : travels and explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, 1610-1791 / edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites.
Published: Cleveland : Burrows Brothers, 1896-1901.
Subjects: Jesuits--North America
Jesuits--Missions--North America
Indians of North America--Missions
Canada--History--To 1763 (New France)--Sources
America--Discovery and exploration--French
Canada--Discovery and exploration--French
New France--Discovery and exploration--French

Title: Niina aiamie masinaigan, ou, Recueil de prières et de cantiques à l'usage des sauvages de Témiscaming, d'Abbitibi, du Grand Lac, de Mata8an et du Fort William.
Published:
Moniang [Montréal] : tak8abikickote endatc John Lovell, 1866.
Subjects: Catholic Church--Prayer-books and devotions
Algonkin Algonkin language--Texts

Author: Horden, John, 1828-1893
Title: A grammar of the Cree language as spoken by the Cree Indians of North America / by J. Horden.
Published: London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1881.
Subjects: Cree language--Grammar.

Author: Huish, Robert, 1777-1850.
Title: The last voyage of Capt. Sir John Ross, R.N. Knt. to the Arctic regions : for the discovery of a North West Passage ; performed in the years 1829-30-31-32 and 33 ; to which is prefixed an abridgement of the former voyages of Captns. Ross, Parry, & other celebrated navigators to the northern latitudes ; compiled from authentic information and original documents, transmitted by William Light, purser's steward to the expedition ; illustrated by engravings from drawings taken on the spot / by Robert Huish.
Published: London, Eng. : John Saunders, 25, Newgate street, 1835.
Subjects: Ross, John, Sir, 1777-1856--Journeys--Arctic regions Victory (Ship) Inuktitut language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc. Inuit--Social life and customs Arctic regions--Description and travel Arctic regions--Discovery and exploration--British Northwest Passage--Discovery and exploration--British Great Britain--Exploring expeditions

Author: Ouimet, Adolphe, 1840-1910.
Title: La vérité sur la question métisse au nord-ouest / par Adolphe Ouimet ; Biographie et récit de Gabriel Dumont sur les événements de 1885 / par B.A.T. de Montigny.
Published: Montréal : [s.n.], 1889.
Local Note: John S. Ewart Collection (Dafoe Library and Archives/Special Collections copies).St. Paul's copy lacking pages 367-400 and front. port. of Louis Riel. Copy presented to Ambroise D. Lepine by Adolphe Ouimet ; signature and notes by Joseph Riel (Dafoe Archives copy).
Subjects: Dumont, Gabriel, 1838-1906.
Riel, Louis, 1844-1885.
Riel Rebellion, 1885
Métis--Northwest, Canadian--Biography
Politicians--Manitoba--Biography
Northwest, Canadian--History