Untitled – Letter to Ben

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Title: Untitled – Letter to Ben
Creator: J. P. or James Brady
Subject: Métis, Resistance, 1885, Red River, Dumont, Gabriel, Riel, Louis, Brady, James
Description: In this letter to “Ben” written during the Second World War, Brady discusses the Métis resistances at Red River (1869-70) and in the Saskatchewan District (1885). Brady incorporates a great deal of family history, particularly about his maternal grandfather, Laurent Garneau – who was a friend of Louis Riel. He also analyzes how Anglophones managed to outmaneuver Francophones in make the west “English” and “Protestant” at the expense of the Métis and French Canadians. Secondhand testimony is also given by Peter Tomkins Sr. who was captured by the Métis. This article is part of the James Brady Papers, which were donated to the Gabriel Dumont Institute in the 1990s by author and activist, Murray Dobbin. Dobbin used this collection to write his book about James Brady and Malcolm Norris entitled “The One-And-A-Half Men: The Story of Jim Brady & Malcolm Norris, Metis Patriots of the 20th Century”. Transcribed by David Morin and edited by Christine Charmbury and Darren R. Préfontaine. This document has been re-transcribed from the original and includes all spelling and grammatical errors.
Publisher: Gabriel Dumont Institute
Date: September 14, 1942
Type: Text Document
Language: English
Date of Copyright: October 21, 2004
Coverage: Manitoba, Saskatchewan
GDI Media Location: Brady Papers - VM Final
GDI Media Filename: J.P.Brady.Ben.Let.pdf

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