In Voices from Hudson Bay Muskego Cree elders recall the daily lives and experiences of the men and women who lived and worked at the Hudson’s Bay Company post at York Factory in Manitoba. Their stories, their memories of family, community, and daily life, define their past and provide insights into a way of life that has largely disappeared in northern Canada. The era the elders describe, from the end of World War I to the closing of York Factory in 1957, saw dramatic changes – both positive and negative – to Indigenous life in the North. The ex- tension of Treaty 5 in 1910 to include members of the York Factory band, the arrival of police and government agents, and the shifting economy of the fur trade are all discussed. Despite these up- heavals, the elders’ accounts demonstrate the con- tinuity of northern life in the twentieth century, from the persistence of traditional ways to the ongoing role of community and kinship ties. Perceptions of Indigenous life have been shaped largely by non-Native accounts that of- fered limited views of their history and record little beyond the social and economic interaction that was part of life in the fur trade. The stories in this collection provide Muskego perspectives on northern life and history, and represent a legacy bequeathed to a younger generation of Indigenous people. This second edition includes updates to the original text and a new preface. Flora Beardy is retired from Parks Canada and lives in York Landing, Manitoba. She continues to collect oral histories from today’s elders and encourages youth to learn about their heritage. Robert Coutts worked as a historian with Parks Canada for thirty-two years and is now a research fellow at St John’s College at the University of Manitoba. 2 1 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 7 I N D I G E N O U S S T U D I E S • C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y Voices from Hudson Bay Cree Stories from York Factory, Second Edition compiled and edited by flora beardy and robert coutts A collection of stories of traditional Cree life and culture in northern Canada. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Rupert’s Land Record Society Series September 2017 978-0-7735-5143-5 $24.95A CDN, $24.95A US, £20.99 paper 978-0-7735-5174-9 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 6 x 9 208pp 52 illustrations eBook available