Étudiante-chercheuse étoile March 2017

Isabelle Bouchard

PhD student in History
Université du Québec à Montréal

Award-winning publication: Les chefs autochtones comme « seigneurs » : gestion des terres et de leurs revenus, 1760-1820

Published in: Nouveaux regards en histoire seigneuriale au Québec, les éditions du Septentrion



The research conducted by Isabelle Bouchard contributes to the advancement of knowledge in indigenous studies. Her article sheds light on a little-known reality: the seigneurial role that the Indigenous leaders of the St. Lawrence Valley took on after the Conquest. The work details the Indigenous people's active participation in the seigneurial system between 1760 and 1820 by demonstrating that the Indigenous communities of the St. Lawrence Valley took part in the realities of the colonial world in the early decades of the British regime. By acceding to seigneurial roles, Indigenous leaders gained more leeway to manage their lands until 1820.