A Son of the Fur Trade: The Memoirs of Johnny Grant

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University of Alberta Press, 2008 - History - 405 pages
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Born in 1833 at Fort Edmonton, Johnny Grant experienced and wrote about many historical events in the Canada-US northwest, and died within sight of the same fort in 1907. Grant was not only a fur trader; he was instrumental in early ranching efforts in Montana and played a pivotal role in the Riel Resistance of 1869-70. Published in its entirety for the first time, Grant’s memoir—with a perceptive introduction by Gerhard Ens—is an indispensable primary source for the shelves of fur trade and Métis historians.

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Introduction with the assistance of Allen Ronaghan
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In which is set forth my birth and parentage

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Born and raised in Manitoba, Gerhard Ens is Associate Professor of History and Classics at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He has spent his professional career researching and writing about the fur trade, the Métis, and First Nations communities in Canada. In recent years he has also worked as a consultant and testified as an expert witness in various Métis and First Nations land claims and treaty rights court cases.

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