A Nun from Québec, a Métisse from Good Hope, and a Gwich’in from Peels River: Three Women’s Stories of Sickness in the Mackenzie District (1909–1925)

Vol 37 No. 2 (2018)

Walter Vanast
McGill University

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This article outlines the stories of three women religious who lived and worked in the McKenzie Delta, in the Arctic region of the far north of Canada, in the nineteenth century. Their service took place in the context of the spread of tuberculosis. Close archival work details their response to the illness and death around them, and the suffering it entailed. An Appendix is included to give indication of the differences between the work of the missionary sisters and the physicans in the paid employ of either the North-west Mounted Police or the federal government.

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Vanast, Walter. A Nun from Québec, a Métisse from Good Hope, and a Gwich’in from Peels River: Three Women’s Stories of Sickness in the Mackenzie District (1909–1925). Religious Studies and Theology, United Kingdom. v. 37, n. 2 p. 206-223 Nov 2018. ISSN 1747-5414. https://journals.equinoxpub.com/index.php/RST/article/view/37602. Date accessed: 23 May 2019 doi: 10.1558/rsth.37602. Nov 2018

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