07 Oct. 2012: Reviews of For King and Kanata:
“For King and Kanata is the new standard history by which to understand Canada’s First Peoples and the Great War. Through this book, Winegard has become an important new historian in the ranks of Great War and First Peoples scholars.”
– Tim Cook, Great War Historian at Canadian War Museum, Canada’s History (Link)
“The role of Canadian Indians in the Great War has been treated before, but never so thoroughly as by Winegard. Well researched and well written, a most useful study.”
– J.L. Granatstein, emeritus, Canadian War Museum, CHOICE
“For King and Kanata is an important addition to the burgeoning field of indigenous military history in Canada. Winegard has produced a book that will be the first stop for any person interested in learning about First Nations peoples’ roles and experiences in the Great War.”
– Literary Review of Canada (Link)
“In addition to its value to the emerging field of Aboriginal military history, For King and Kanata is useful for those studying the First World War, bureaucracy and the Canadian state, and the relationship between late nineteenth-century ideology and governance.”
– Brian MacDowall, York University, H Net Canada
“A unique story of racism, valor, and the advancement of minorities, For King and Kanata is a strongly recommended read for any assortment focusing on the First Nations or Canadian military history.”
– Midwest Book Review (Link)
“Winegard patiently weaves scholarship with a narrative of courage, loyalty, and distinction which compels all of us to recognize what has been an injustice of omission in the annals of war.”
– Kane X. Faucher, Western News (Link)
“Based on a wide-ranging and thorough primary research base in Canada and abroad, Winegard has written what will be the new go-to source for scholars, students, and the public on Indigenous soldiers in the First World War. His work in imperial archives brings entirely new material to light that changes and enhances our understanding of major Canadian policy changes.”
– Scott Sheffield, Department of History, University of the Fraser Valley
11 Sept. 2012: I am teaching full-time at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. We are all healthy and happy. Go Lions!!
30 April 2012: My CBC Radio Interview: “First Nations had a Large Role in WWI,” http://www.cbc.ca/pointsnorth/episodes/2012/04/30/first-nations-had-large-role-in-wwl/
January 2012: Becky and I were married in November, and I am now living in Grand Junction, Colorado. I aim to be teaching at Colorado Mesa University next fall.
10 October 2011: Busy with research for my next book on Dunsterforce and cheering on the Detroit Lions! And of course the Red Wings!