Stoney Creek Woman

The Story of Mary John

By (author) Bridget Moran
Categories: Social Science
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Paperback : 9781551520476, 170 pages, January 1988


The captivating story of Mary John (who passed away in 2004), a pioneering Carrier Native whose life on the Stoney Creek reserve in central BC is a capsule history of First Nations life from a unique woman’s perspective. A mother of twelve, Mary endured much tragedy and heartbreak--the pangs of racism, poverty, and the deaths of six children--but lived her life with extraordinary grace and courage. Years after her death, she continues to be a positive role model for Aboriginals across Canada. In 1997 she received the Order of Canada. This edition of Stoney Creek Woman, one of Arsenal’s all-time bestsellers, includes a new preface by author Bridget Moran, and new photographs.

Shortlisted for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

Now in its 16th printing.


  • Short-listed, Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize 1989


A valuable and moving biography.

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