Traditional Métis Socialization and Entertainment

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Title: Traditional Métis Socialization and Entertainment
Creator: Todd Paquin, Darren R. Préfontaine and Patrick Young
Subject: Entertainment, Fiddling, Dancing, Jigging, Christmas
Description: This article discusses various traditional forms of entertainment, which the Métis have practiced among themselves, including: games for children and sporting activities among adults, as well as traditional Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. A history of Métis dancing as well as an introduction to some of the more popular dances is also provided. The history of the Métis fiddle and its importance to the community and traditional Métis folk songs and how important these were to a semi-nomadic society are also discussed.
Publisher: Gabriel Dumont Institute
Date: 1800s, 1900s
Type: Text Document
Format: Text
Language: English
Date of Copyright: May 30, 2003
Coverage: Canada, Red River Settlement, Western Canada
GDI Media Filename: Métis Entertainment.pdf

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Category Identity and Spiritualism
Category Métis Music and Dance Resources