Métis teenager Echo Desjardins is adjusting to a new school and a new home when she is pulled into a time-travelling adventure. Follow Echo as she experiences pivotal events from Métis history and imagines what the future might hold. This omnibus edition includes all four volumes in Katherena Vermette’s A Girl Called Echo series.
Echo travels back to 1885, where her family's plight is apparent. Burnt out of their home, they make their way to Rooster Town, a shanty community on the edge of Winnipeg. In this final volume, Echo is reminded of her people's strength and resilience, forged through the pain of the past, as she faces a triumphant future.
Echo travels to 1885, a period of turmoil. The bison are gone, settlers from the East arrive daily, and the Métis and First Nations of the Northwest face hunger and uncertainty as their way of life is threatened. The Canadian government has ignored their petitions, but hope rises when Louis Riel returns to help.
One afternoon in class, Echo is transported to the banks of the Red River in 1869. Canadian surveyors have arrived to change the face of territory, and Métis families, who have lived there for generations, are losing access to their land. As the Resistance takes hold, Echo fears for the future of her people in the Red River Valley.
An ordinary day in Mr. Bee’s history class turns extraordinary, when Echo finds herself transported to another time and place—a bison hunt on the Saskatchewan prairie. Join Echo as she visits a Métis camp, travels the old fur-trade routes, and experiences the perilous and bygone era of the Pemmican Wars.