New book: "The Ring: Memories of a Metis Grandmother" is finally born after a decade-long gestation and countless labour pains.
The original story of love between a Métis woman, Jane Howse, and Sam Livingston, a flamboyant Irishman, first published as Tell Me, Grandmother in 1985 by McClelland and Stewart, has been updated with new information, a new cover, and approximately 200 additional images (maps, photographs and illustrations), archival and modern. Why The Ring? Their romance is symbolized by the ring given to Jane as a token of Sam’s undying love. Unusually wrought and engraved with the words IN MEMORY OF, it remains today as a legacy to the many descendants of this remarkable couple. The Ring appeals to adults and children alike, to people of all ages who are fascinated or curious about their past. It reveals how life can often turn full circle in mysterious ways.