Shop the Muse: Books for Dad

by Shelby Smith and Marcus Jeffrey

Caribou swimming on Lake of the Woods, photography by Carl Linde

It’s Father’s Day this weekend! Have you picked Dad up his gift?

If your dad is a history-buff or an avid-reader, here are a couple selections from Shop the Muse that he’s sure to enjoy!

Available for curb-side pick-up from the Lake of the Woods Museum. Please call 807-467-2105 to place your order and arrange pick-up.

Jean Teillet, author, Indigenous rights lawyer, and great-grandniece of Louis Riel, tells the story of the Métis Nation, from its emergence in the early 1800s, its triumphs and resistance under Louis Riel, its challenging fight to survive, to its renaissance and recognition as an Indigenous Nation in Canada. The North-West is Our Mother presents a deep look into what it is to be Métis, and is an important contribution to the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Award-winning investigative journalist, Rick Westhead, traces the experiences of Joe Murphy, the Stanley Cup-winning hockey superstar whose life was changed forever after receiving a vicious body-check. Finding Murph is a compassionate examination of the challenges faced by one of the many former athletes impacted by the health crisis in professional sports.

Tim Cook, historian at the Canadian War Museum, examines Canada’s role in the Second World War, and discusses how we, as a nation, have struggled to tell and remember our story fairly.

Did you know?

The Lake of the Woods gold rush in the 1890s brought miners and investors from across North America.  By 1893 there were 20 working gold mines on the Lake of the Woods.

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