Margaret Macpherson

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Tracking the Caribou Queen

Memoir of a Settler Girlhood

In this challenging memoir about her formative years in Yellowknife in the ’60s and ’70s, author Margaret Macpherson lays bare her own white privilege, her multitude of unexamined … 296 View
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Vision

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The chapter reflects on Margie’s recounting of the 1964 Caribou Carnival and the Caribou Queen, learning what stretching formula meant, her relationships with her mother, a baby in a parka, … 7 $0.70 Add
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Gold Range

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This chapter discusses the Margie’s family’s big move to the North, the history around the development of Yellow Knife as the capital of the Northwest Territories, their time living … 8 $0.80 Add
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School

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The chapter describes their father’s career in the northern school system, the paternalism of the school system, her fathers role in running the residential school, and the original … 8 $0.80 Add
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Antler

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This chapter focuses on the simple gift of an antler to Marie from her sister Jennifer, exploring topics including sibling relationships, the original caribou queen, the tragic death of Sophie … 12 $1.20 Add
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Scoop

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This chapter focuses on the families first government house in the north, their neighbours,  the forced friendship with Carmel Johnson and Margie’s cruel gift of soap, the residential … 24 $2.40 Add
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Wild

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The chapter explores the impact of Margie’s mother returning to work, the Old Town and New Town, no go zones, the allure of Rainbow Valley and the reserve, their mothers reaction to Paul … 11 $1.10 Add
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Sun Spot

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The chapter explores Margie’s memories of new mukluks, the 1956 Meteor station wagon, and a child’s fear of the unknown. 13 $1.30 Add
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Civilized

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This chapter explores Margie’s fathers attempts at a vegetable garden, isolation and uncertainty in winter, the ferry and ice roads, scarcity in the north, racism towards Mr. Wong, and her … 14 $1.40 Add
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Royals

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The chapter reflects on the author’s memories of the queen’s visit to Yellowknife, thinking of oneself as the other, Margie’s relationship to Maryanne. 6 $0.60 Add
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Makeover

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The chapter recounts Carr’s drugstore, shoplifting from the Hudson’s Bay, Suz and Gloria, ideas of “whiteness”, Maryanne’s birthday party, and the cruel intentions … 26 $2.60 Add
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Corrals

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The chapter reflects on coming into adolescence, Spike the dog, playing in arsenic ridden lakes, “stuffing the goose”, wanting a boyfriend, the horse in the lake, and Margie’s … 20 $2.00 Add
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Appropriation

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This chapter explores Margie’s short story “The Pride of my People” about an orphaned Dene boy, reflecting on her own racism, superioriot and wrongheadedness in her perceptions … 6 $0.60 Add
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Prey

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The chapter recounts Margie’s fear of the Ripley boys, the dangers of going near the miners’ bunkhouses, and what happens to the reputations of the girls who went there. 13 $1.30 Add
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Soul

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This chapter remembers Margie’s relationship with Sylvan Johnson, her sickly neighbour, his attempt to save Margie’s soul, his death and funeral, his sister Carmel’s regret, and … 20 $2.00 Add
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Mission

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This chapter examines Margies relationship with Kallik Makoktok/Kathy Mist, entering highschool at Sir John Franklin, the freedom that came with it, and her regret in the role of Kathy’s … 7 $0.70 Add