EUSTACHE, Harold




Author Tags: Aboriginal Authors

A Shuswap member of the North Thompson Indian Band, Harold Eustache revisited a traditional story for his first novel Shuswap Journey (2004) about the abduction of Shuswap women by a tribe from over the Rocky Mountains during the period of early colonization. A chief’s daughter relates her predicament as her father looks for her in the Rockies. The idea for the story was passed along from Eustache’s great-great aunt. Augusta Tappage confirmed such abductions occurred in her memoir The Days of Augusta.

BOOKS:

Shuswap Journey (Theytus, 2004)

[BCBW 2005]