"I write this for all of you, to tell you what it is like to be a Halfbreed woman in our country. I want to tell you about the joys and sorrows, the oppressing poverty, the frustration and the dreams. . . . I am not bitter. I have passed that stage. I only want to say: this is what it was like, this is what it is still like."
For Maria Campbell, a Métis ("Halfbreed") in Canada, the brutal realities of poverty, pain, and degradation intruded early and followed her every step. Her story is a harsh one, but it is told without bitterness or self-pity. It is a story that begins in 1940 in northern Saskatchewan and moves across Canada's West, where Maria roamed in the rootless existence of day-to-day jobs, drug addiction, and alcoholism. Her path strayed ever near hospital doors and prison walls.
It was Cheechum, her Cree great-grandmother, whose indomitable spirit sustained Maria Campbell through her most desperate times. Cheechum's stubborn dignity eventually led the author to take pride in her Métis heritage, and Cheechum's image inspired her in her drive for her own life, dignity; and purpose.
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Review: HalfbreedUser Review - Geoff - Goodreads
Really decent. The writing is colloquial and casual, but it suits the narrative and it's easy to follow. Very biographical, and remarkably radical and insightful considering all of the things the ... Read full review
Review: Half-BreedUser Review - Urban Native - Goodreads
This book was touching and an emotional ride. Maria exposes herself and opens up a snippet into her Metis life. It opened up my eyes, and my heart. Read full review
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Halfbreed by Maria Campbell. Campbell, Maria. Halfbreed Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1982. Genre: Biography Description: 157 p. ; 21 cm. ...
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