1. ‘Muskrat French’: Origins of a Culture, a Language, and a People

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    March 7, 2014 by The Editor

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    The following is a paper I have written on the topic of the French Canadian culture of the Detroit River …
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  2. M. Caroline Watson Hamlin and Detroit Folklore

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    March 28, 2013 by The Editor

    Lafayette Avenue, Detroit, circa 1880. Wikimedia Commons, Robert N. Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.

    Note to readers: Those who follow my blog will know that this posting is a bit longer than usual and …
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  3. French Canadians in Michigan Today

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    February 23, 2013 by The Editor

    Old Detroit Street Sign

    French Canadian culture is not as concentrated in Michigan as it is, for example, in Louisiana. This is a notion …
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  4. Black Voyageurs: African Americans in the Fur Trade

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    January 18, 2013 by The Editor

    George Bonga

    Hundreds if not thousands of books and articles have been written on the North American fur trade which began when …
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  5. Emerging Metis Culture in Canadian Art

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    December 18, 2012 by The Editor

    Cornelius_Krieghoff An Indian Woman Wearing Snowshoes.

    Exploring the history of colonial North America, I have come across many images of voyageurs, coureur des bois, French Canadians, …
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  6. The Flying Canoe, La Chasse-Galerie, retold

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    December 2, 2012 by The Editor

    This French-Canadian folktale draws on both Native American legends and the European story of the Wild Hunt. A Winter tale, …
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  7. The Tree: Family Stories and Cultural Legacy

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    November 21, 2012 by The Editor

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    There was a period of time, in my twenties, when I was eager to quash the stories that supposedly told …
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  8. Saint Kateri

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    November 1, 2012 by The Editor

    St. Kateri Tekakwitha headcrop

    When Kateri Tekakwitha was beatified in 1980, the Catholic Church presented the world with the woman who would become the …
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  9. Growing Up French-Canadian

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    April 17, 2012 by The Editor

    LaForest Family

    It’s difficult, if not folly, to try to describe growing up ‘French-Canadian’ in Michigan in an era when there was, …
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  10. Liste de Noël / Christmas List Ideas for 2016

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    November 6, 2016 by The Editor

    Originally posted on Voyageur Heritage • • • Community Journal & Resource Guide:
    Christmas is just around the corner… To help in your gift-giving this year, Voyageur Heritage offers…

  11. The Fourth Branch: An Editorial

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    October 22, 2016 by The Editor

    by Mike LaForest “[We the People] of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, …
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  12. “Saint Kerouac” @ LeForum

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    June 24, 2016 by The Editor

    I am pleased to share my most recent writing, published on the University of Maine’s Le FORUM.

  13. ANNOUNCEMENT: JESUIT PEAR TREE SEARCH

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    June 10, 2016 by The Editor

    Originally posted on Voyageur Heritage • • • Community Journal & Resource Guide:
    A project is underway to have the local Detroit River Region pear trees known as the…

  14. What’s My Story? Coupland’s “Generation X” and “America” by Jean Baudrillard

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    April 7, 2016 by The Editor

    I have a habit of reading two books at a time, one in the daytime (more serious) and one at …
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  15. I Am Not A Francophile

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    March 9, 2016 by The Editor

    Some time ago, I encountered the idea that because I am Anglophone, I no longer have the right to consider myself French-Canadian. Meanwhile, I have seen articles in the popular press about Anglophone Quebeckers who were labeled French-Canadian merely because they reside in Quebec.

  16. ‘ti Jean Kerouac’s “Semi-Iroquoian French-Canadian Accent”

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    March 9, 2016 by The Editor