Wild Waters: Inside a Voyageur’s World

Author Constance Brissenden, Larry Loyie
Publisher Six Nations: Indigenous Education Press

After seeing his four times great-grandfather’s name, Tomma, in Chief Factor Archibald McDonald’s 1828 journal, Larry Loyie (1933-2016), with partner and co-author Constance Brissenden, began researching and writing about a challenging canoe voyage from Montreal to York Factory on Hudson Bay, and then on to the Pacific. Larry was determined to combine his creative vision of Tomma’s life with the entries in McDonald’s journal to honour the unacknowledged voices of history.