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Forest Prairie Edge: Place History in Saskatchewan by Merle Massie

By Merle Massie

Saskatchewan is the anchor and epitome of the ‘prairie’ provinces, even supposing 1/2 the province is roofed by means of boreal woodland. The Canadian penchant for dividing this substantial kingdom into easily-understood ‘regions’ has diminished the Saskatchewan identification to its southern prairie denominator and has distorted cultural and historic interpretations to desire the prairie south.

Forest Prairie side is a deep-time research of the sting land, or ecotone, among the open prairies and boreal wooded area quarter of Saskatchewan. Ecotones are transitions from one panorama to a different, the place social, fiscal, and cultural practices of alternative landscapes are mixed. utilizing position background and aspect idea, Massie considers the function and significance of the sting ecotone in development a various social and monetary prior that contradicts conventional “prairie” narratives round payment, fiscal improvement, and tradition. She bargains a clean new point of view that overturns long-held assumptions of the prairies and the Canadian west.

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