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Pemmican Wars

Pemmican Wars

"A Girl Called Echo" series #1

by Katherena Vermette
  • from-the-prairies
  • graphic-novel
  • historical
  • indigenous
  • series
Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl, is struggling with her feelings of loneliness while separated from her mom and adjusting to a new school. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee’s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo’s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee’s lecture, Echo finds herself transported to another time and place—a bison hunt on the Saskatchewan prairie—and back again to the present. In the following weeks, Echo slips back and forth in time. She visits a Métis camp, travels the old fur-trade routes, and experiences the perilous and bygone era of the Pemmican Wars.


Katherena Vermette, author

Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer from Treaty 1 territory, the heart of the Métis nation, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Her first book, North End Love Songs (The Muses Company) won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry and her novel, The Break (House of Anansi), won the 2017 First Novel Award. She is also the author of HighWater Press’s The Seven Teachings Stories (2015). www.

Scott B. Henderson, illustrator

Scott B. Henderson is author/illustrator of the sci-fi/fantasy comic, The Chronicles of Era and has illustrated select titles in the Canadian Air Force’s For Valour series and Tales From Big Spirit series; the graphic novel series 7 Generations; Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story and Fire Starters. In 2016, he was the recipient of the C4 Central Canada Comic Con Storyteller Award. @Ouroboros09

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: HighWater Press (an imprint of Portage & Main Press)



rights available: World

Additional Information

age range: 10 - 12

number of pages: 48

publication date: 11/17/2017

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book