Metis and the Medicine Line tells the remarkable story of the Plains Metis and the birth of the Canada/U.S. border, brought vividly to life by history writing at its best. Exploring the borderland world of the prairies, Michel Hogue reveals how notions of race were created and manipulated to unlock access to Indigenous lands, while challenging Canada's peaceful settlement story of the West. Grounded in extensive research, the book also illuminates a hidden history of violence that created the "world's longest undefended border."
Michel Hogue is an assistant professor of History at Carleton University in Ottawa.