Bibliography – World Wars


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Dempsey, L. James. Warriors of the King: Prairie Indians in World War I. Regina: Canadian Plains Research Center, 1999. 

Gaffen, Fred. Forgotten Soldiers. Penticton, B.C.: Theytus Books Ltd., c1985. 

Hayes, Adrian. Pegahmagabow: Life-long Warrior. Toronto: Blue Butterfly Book Publishing, 2009.

Lackenbaur, P. Whitney and Craig Leslie Mantle, eds. Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian Military: Historical Perspectives. Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2007

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney with John Moses, R. Scott Sheffield, and Maxime Gohier.  A Commemorative History of Aboriginal People in the Canadian Military.

McKenzie, Gayle. Our Women in Uniform. Edmonton: Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women, 2004.

Moses, John, Donald Graves and Warren Sinclair. A Sketch Account of Aboriginal Peoples in the Canadian Military. Ottawa: National Defence, Directorate of History and Heritage, 2004.

Norman, Alison, "‘In Defence of the Empire': The Six Nations of the Grand River and the Great War" in A Sisterhood of Suffering and Sacrifice: Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland During the First World War, eds. Sarah Glassford and Amy Shaw. Vancouver; Toronto: UBC Press, 2012.

Poulin, Grace. Invisible Women: WWII Aboriginal Servicewomen in Canada. Thunder Bay, 2007.

Saskatchewan Indian Veterans Association. "We Were There: Saskatchewan Indian Veterans. Saskatoon: Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nation, 1989.

Sheffield, R. Scott. The Redman's on the warpath: the image of the ‘Indian' and the Second World War. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2004.

Stevenson, Michael D. "The Mobilisation of Native Canadians During the Second World War." Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 7, no.1 (1996): 205-226.

Summerby, Janice. Native Soldiers, Foreign Battlefields. Ottawa: Veterans Affairs Canada, 2005. (

Winegard, Timothy. For King and Kanata: Canadian Indians and the First World War. Winnepeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2012.

Winegard, Timothy. Indigenous Peoples of the British Dominions and the First World War. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.