Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Scattered Bones by Maggie Siggins

Posted by Karole-Anne

Siggins is known for her in depth balanced research in Canadian non-fiction.  She brings that level of research to this historical fiction about the government's 1924 Treaty Party arrival at Pelican Narrows, a small Northern Saskatchewan town inhabited by both European settlers and Rock Cree people.

 The personal histories of seven characters weave together examining, interracial relationships, the role of the church, residential schools, Native beliefs, and government assimilation policies. Each voice rings true and blends to give a balanced view of our history.