news | Wednesday October 17, 2012
Talonbooks is pleased to announce the launch for a redesigned new edition of The Battle of Batoche: British Small Warfare and the Entrenched Métis on October 30, 2012 at 7pm at Audrey’s Books in Edmonton.
The Battle of Batoche is the best-known confrontation between Métis and British soldiers in the Northwest Resistance of 1885. After Batoche, everything changed for the Métis people and for Canada as well, especially in Quebec. The battle decided the future for the Métis people – mixed Cree or Anishinaabe and Scottish or French ancestry who populated the Red River region known today as modern Manitoba, North Dakota, and Minnesota.
Recent historiography, in particular, on Métis and First Nations involvement, including the role of women and children, is incorporated into the text and notes and bibliography are updated. This new edition also includes a foreword by Jean Teillet, great-grandniece of Louis Riel.