Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis Nation in the Collection of Library and Archives Canada

Hiding in Plain Sight: the Métis Nation Exhibition

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Our crew installs the Métis Nation Exhibition!

Library and Archives Canada cordially invites you to the opening of the exhibitionHiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis Nation in the Collection of Library and Archives Canada Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa#MétisNationThe Métis Nation, the second largest of three Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, traces its descent of mixed ancestry from First Nations and Europeans involved in the fur trade. The Métis emerged as a distinct people or nation in the historic Northwest during the course of the 18th and 19th centuries. This area is known as the “historic Métis Nation Homeland,” which includes Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, extending into the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Ontario, Minnesota, Montana and North Dakota.Library and Archives Canada has a wide variety of archival documents pertaining to the Métis Nation, including textual records, photographs, artwork, maps, stamps and sound recordings. Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis in the Collection of Library and Archives Canada is a new exhibition that presents a selection of artwork and photographs with Métis content.The exhibition runs from February 11 to April 22, 2016 in the lobby of Library and Archives Canada at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa.

Posted by Library and Archives Canada on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Métis Nation, the second largest of three Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, traces its descent of mixed ancestry from First Nations and Europeans involved in the fur trade. The Métis emerged as a distinct people or nation in the historic Northwest during the course of the 18th and 19th centuries. This area is known as the “historic Métis Nation Homeland,” which includes Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, extending into the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Ontario, Minnesota, Montana and North Dakota.

Library and Archives Canada has a wide variety of archival documents pertaining to the Métis Nation, including textual records, photographs, artwork, maps, stamps and sound recordings. Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis in the Collection of Library and Archives Canada is a new exhibition that presents a selection of artwork and photographs with Métis content.

The exhibition runs from February 11 to April 29, 2016 in the lobby of Library and Archives Canada at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa.

Photo Gallery

A Gentleman Travelling in a Dog Cariole in Hudson’s Bay with an Indian Guide

A Gentleman Travelling in a Dog Cariole in Hudson’s Bay with an Indian Guide
By Peter Rindisbacher, lithograph, 1825
Library and Archives Canada, e002291419

Manitoba Settler’s House and Red River Cart

Manitoba Settler’s House and Red River Cart
By William Hind, oil on academy board, ca. 1862
Library and Archives Canada, c013965

George McPherson and Family

George McPherson and Family
By an unknown artist, albumen print, 1872
Library and Archives Canada, e011156525

Louis Riel

Louis Riel
By William James Topley, ferrotype, ca. 1875
Library and Archives Canada, e011156891

Three York Boats, Swampy Lake, Manitoba

Three York Boats, Swampy Lake, Manitoba
By Robert Bell, albumen print, 1878
Library and Archives Canada, e011156534

Red River Jig

Red River Jig
By W.J. Phillips, woodcut on wove paper, ca. 1931
Library and Archives Canada, e010835251

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