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This book relates the history of Marie Rose Delorme Smith (1861-1960)

She was a woman of French-Métis ancestry, born during the fur trade era and who spent her adult years as a pioneer rancher in the Pincher Creek district of southern Alberta. Marie Rose went on to raise seventeen children, establish a boarding house, take a homestead, and serve as a medicine woman and midwife. In 1948, she published several articles in the early prairie ranch periodical, Canadian Cattlemen. Through close readings of these articles and of Marie Rose’s other writing, along with personal interviews of her descendants, we get a rare glimpse into the life and identity of a Métis woman who negotiated the changing environment of the western plains during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The Identities of Marie Rose Delorme Smith: Portrait of a Métis Woman

The Identities of Marie Rose Delorme Smith:

Portrait of a Métis Woman

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Doris Jeanne MacKinnon

Anne Burke. The Feminist Caucus. Poets.ca: The League of Canadian Poets. September 2012.

Review of The Identities of Marie Rose Delmore Smith: Portrait of a Métis Woman 1861-1960, by Doris Jeanne MacKinnon (University of Regina: Canadian Plains Research Centre, 2012) 208 pp. paper $34.95 Indexed black and white photographs.

The present study of Marie Rose Delorme Smith (1861-1960) is an important contribution to the history of women in the west, in accord with Jean Barman's "Writing Women into the History of the North American Wets, One Woman at a Time," in One Step over the Line: Toward...


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