11 Indigenous Migrations

How does a focus on Indigenous mobility, or lack thereof, shape our understanding of migration history more generally?

Coll Thrush, Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016), ch. 2-3.

Cecilia Morgan, Travellers Through Empire: Indigenous Voyages from Early Canada (Montreal: MQUP, 2017).

Gerhard Ens, “Dispossession or Adaptation? Migration and Persistence of the Red River Metis, 1835‑1890“. Historical Papers 23, no. 1 (1988): 120–144.


Jean Teillet, “The Internal Migrations of the Métis of the Canadian Northwest,” Canadian Diversity 8(6) (2011): 13.

Sylvia Van Kirk, “From “Marrying-In” to “Marrying-Out”: Changing Patterns of Aboriginal/Non-Aboriginal Marriage in Colonial Canada,” Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, 3 (2002): 1-11.

Evelyn Peters, “Our City Indians: Negotiating the Meaning of First Nations Urbanization in CanadaJournal of Historical Geography (2002), 75-92.

Victoria Freeman, ““Toronto Has No History!” Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism, and Historical Memory in Canada’s Largest CityUrban History Review 38, 2 (2010), 21–35.

Jordan Stanger-Ross, “Municipal Colonialism in Vancouver: City Planning and the Conflict over Indian Reserves, 1928–1950s,” Canadian Historical Review 89, 4 (2008), 541-580.


Alex Williams, The Pass System, 50 min.

Benjamin Hoy, “Little Bear’s Cree and Canada’s Uncomfortable History of Refugee Creation,” in Daniel Ross, ed., Confronting Canadian Migration History (Active History, 2019).

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