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Amerindia : essais d'ethnohistoire autochtone

Jury Statement

In Amerindia : essais d’ethnohistoire autochtone, Roland Viau describes a non-linear and non-hierarchical vision of relations between colonizers and Indigenous peoples against the backdrop of the evolution of civilizations. In these essays, the author offers an innovative rereading of the historical record by giving voice to the Other.


Amerindia : essais d'ethnohistoire autochtone

By Roland Viau

  • Book Details
  • Published by Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal; distributed by Socadis
  • ISBN: 978-2-7606-3583-8
Roland Viau

Roland Viau

Who is Roland Viau?

With Amerindia: essais d'ethnohistoire autochtone, Roland Viau wins his second Governor General’s Literary Award. A professor and researcher in the anthropology department of Université de Montréal, he is the author of five historical and anthropological works, including Enfants du néant et mangeurs d’âmes (GG Books, 1997), and Femmes de personne (2000). Amerindia continues to explore the lives of the Iroquois nations in the 17th and 18th centuries. Roland Viau is also the author of Du pain et du sang. Les travailleurs irlandais et le canal Beauharnois and a study on African-American slavery in Lower Canada. He lives in Long Sault, Ontario.