Add Best Comp

Add comparable title

Remove comparable title

First Nations | Dundurn

  • Thumbnail View
  • Scrolling view
  • Grid view
  • Other Formats

    9781459715004 Electronic book text, EPUB, $8.99 CAD 9781554883752 Electronic book text, PDF, $21.95 CAD
  • Sales Rights

    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
  • Supply Detail

    Distributor: UTP Distribution Availability: Available Carton Quantity:38 $21.95 CAD
  • Supply Detail

    Distributor: Ingram Publisher Services Availability: Available Carton Quantity:38 $21.95 USD
    $14.99 GBP
  • Catalogues

When We Both Got to Heaven
James Atkey Among the Anishnabek at Colpoy's Bay
By (author): Mel Atkey Foreword by: Rev. Maggie McLeod
9781896219684 Paperback, Trade English General Trade BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical North America Oct 08, 2002
$21.95 CAD
Active 6 x 9 x 0.3 in | 280 gr 176 pages Dundurn Natural Heritage

When We Both Got to Heaven places James Atkey (1805-1868) on the shores of Georgian Bay at the time of treaty negotiations between the First Nations people of the Saugeen, Nawash and Colpoy’s Bay areas, and the Colonial government. A Methodist lay preacher, Atkey leaves the Isle of Wight and arrives at Colpoy’s Bay with his family in 1855. There he takes up the position of teacher for the Anishnaube children of the area.

The great-great-great-grandson of James Atkey, author Mel Atkey engaged in extensive research of both primary and secondary sources. His efforts provide considerable insight into both the influence of Wesleyan Methodism of the time and the background context of the treaty negotiations that ultimately led to the surrender of much of the Saugeen Peninsula for pioneer settlement. People with leadership roles of the past, such as Chief Kegedonce, Kahkewaquonaby (Rev. Peter Jones), Laurence Oliphant and Sir Francis Bond Head, as well as many others, are part of Atkey’s story.

Reverend Maggie McLeod of the Cape Croker United Church provides a thoughtful Foreword. This quite remarkable book is a compelling read for those interested in Ontario history, First Nations history, genealogy and the role of religion at the time of European settlement.

Mel Atkey has been writing musicals ever since he was in high school in his native Vancouver. His work has been shortlisted for the Vivian Ellis Prize, the Quest for New Musicals, the Ken Hill Prize and Musical Stairs. His first musical, Shikara, was produced on radio in Canada.

of 43


Step 1 of 2

Thanks for signing up! Please tell us a little about yourself.
* Indicates required field

Step 2 of 2

Forgotten Password

Please enter your email address and click submit. An email with instructions on resetting your password will be sent to you.

Forgotten Password

An email has been sent out with instructions for resetting your password.