Létourneau, Henri (1902-2002). Henri Létourneau, Raconte. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Privately Printed | Printed by Provencher Press Ltd., 1992. First Edition, First Printing. pp. 113. Small 8vo. Pictorial card covers. Richly illustrated with many black-and-white drawings, illustrations, etc. Bright, clean, and unmarked with firm, sound binding. Appears unread; as new. Card Covers.
“Born at Ste. Delphine, Saskatchewan on 13 September 1907, his love of history began early in life. In the 1940s, he began collecting antique guns and, through a long association with the St. Boniface Historical Society, he travelled the prairies collecting artefacts. This work accelerated in the 1960s when he collected many of the artefacts now housed in the St. Boniface Museum. He became its curator when the museum opened in 1968. Letourneau recorded stories and songs of Metis and early settlers for the federal government, some of which were collected in his book Henri Letourneau Raconte. He brought some of these tales to Francophone television, playing a pipe-smoking storyteller between dramatized inserts in the CBWFT series “Autrefois a la Riviere Rouge”. In 1970, his work on behalf of preserving Manitoba history was recognized with an MHS Centennial Medal.” [Source: the Manitoba Historical Society] (#4932) $45.00