Metis and the Medicine Line Canadian edition book coverAssociate Professor Michel Hogue of the History Department is featured in a Canada’s History Article entitled “Borderlands: Interview with Michel Hogue”. Below is a short excerpt from the interview with Nelle Oosterom.

Author Michel Hogue’s Metis and the Medicine Line: Creating a Border and Dividing a People has received high marks for its exploration of the border between Western Canada and the United States and its impact on the Metis. Grounded in extensive research in U.S. and Canadian archives, Hogue’s account illuminates how the Metis and other indigenous peoples were at the centre of the sometimes violent history of the forty-ninth parallel. Hogue, who grew up in Manitoba’s Red River Valley, is an assistant professor in the department of history at Carleton University in Ottawa. Canada’s History senior editor Nelle Oosterom recently spoke with Hogue.

Michel Hogue’s book Metis and the Medicine Line won the Canadian Historical Association’s 2016 Clio Prize for the Prairies region. It was also shortlisted for the CHA’s top award, the Sir John A. MacDonald Prize, and was a finalist for the 2016 Canada Prize in the Humanities.