Sunday, June 23, 2019
Please join us for a talk be the author on the book
“Flesh Reborn” by Dr. Jean-François Lozier
Winner of the French Colonial Historical Society’s Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Book Prize and finalist for the Canadian Historical Association’s Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History Prize.
Département d'histoire / Department of History, Université d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
“By foregrounding Indigenous mission settlements of the Saint Lawrence valley, Flesh Reborn challenges conventional histories of New France and early Canada.”
At 7pm on Wednesday, July 10th in the Thompson Room at the North Simcoe Recreation Centre, Midland, Ontario.
Open to public - No admission charge.
Drawing on a range of ethnohistorical sources, Flesh Reborn reconstructs the early history of seventeenth-century mission settlements and of their Algonquin, Innu, Wendat, Iroquois, and Wabanaki founders. Far from straightforward by-products of colonialist ambitions, these communities arose out of an entanglement of armed conflict, diplomacy, migration, subsistence patterns, religion, kinship, leadership, community-building, and identity formation. The violence and trauma of war, even as it tore populations apart and from their ancestral lands, brought together a great human diversity.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
This event includes a tour of the historic homestead of the Labatte family who settled on Thunder Beach in 1834. Members of the Huronia chapter will be onsite at the home to welcome guests and provided some of the historical background of the family, what brought them to Thunder Beach and the log home that they built.