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Half-Breed [Paperback]

Maria Campbell
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Jan. 1 1983 Goodread Biographies (Book 16)
Maria Campbell's biography is a classic, vital account of a young Métis woman's struggle to come to terms with the joys, sorrows, loves and tragedies of her northern Saskatchewan childhood.

Maria was a strong and sensitive child who lived in a community robbed of its pride and dignity by the dominant culture. At 15 she tried in vain to escape by marrying a white man, only to find herself trapped in the slums of Vancouver -- addicted to drugs, tempted by suicide, close to death. But the inspiration of her Cree great-grandmother, Cheechum, gives her confidence in herself and in her people, confidence she needs to survive and to thrive.

Half-Breed offers an unparalleled understanding of the Métis people and of the racism and hatred they face. Maria Campbell's story cannot be denied and it cannot be forgotten: it stands as a challenge to all Canadians who believe in human rights and human dignity

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"The daring account of a strong-willed woman who defeated poverty, racism, alcohol and drug addiction by the age of thirty-three." (Saturday Night)

"You can almost feel this book vibrating in your hands, it is so compelling. You read it with a kind of agonized, heart-in-the-mouth sensation, halfway between laughter and tears.... Truth is stronger than fiction." (Victoria Times-Colonist)

About the Author

MARIA CAMPBELL was born and raised in a northern Saskatchewam Metis community. An author and community worker, her many books include Achimoona (1985) and Stories of the Road Allowance People (1995).

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5.0 out of 5 stars Half-breed March 15 2014
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love this book-it hits home as ti brought back memories of my difficult childhood. A must read for people who don't understand Metis and First nations issues.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read! March 14 2014
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I bought this book for my sociology class assignment. I really like the book. The story told by Maria Campell is really a heartbreaking one and obsessed me a lot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book July 10 2013
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This is an amazing book that I really enjoyed. I even research Maria Campbell afterwards and admire what she has done. Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it May 25 2013
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Great look at how the metis survived.
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