Freeside Europe Online Academic Journal

Freeside Europe Online Academic Journal

Modern cultural, literary and linguistic perspectives

Eszter Szenczi: Cultural Hybridity in Twentieth Century Métis Autobiographies, Beatrice Culleton's In Search of April Raintree


North America had been populated by Native groups for thousands of years when the first European settlers set foot on the newly discovered land and changed its face for good. They divided the New World between themselves and the Natives drawing an invisible distinctive line between the two cultures. However, the unknown and hostile environment forced the explorers to cooperate with the Natives, which resulted in the birth of a new group, the Métis "who have some Native ancestry together with another race" (Sauvé and Sauvé 78).

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