A review by lemonyemilyreads
Daughters of the Deer, by Danielle Daniel


Daughters of the Deer is a historical fiction novel about colonization and intergenerational trauma.
This book is based on the authors own family history and its set in Quebec in the mid-1600s. It tells the story of Marie, an Algonquin Women, Pierre her French Settler husband, and their two-spirited daughter Jeanne.
It was heartbreaking, beautiful and tragic. This book is a glimpse into what can shape generational trauma for Indigenous Women and Peoples. I enjoyed this book because it gave me more knowledge and a new perspective around the effects of colonialism that we don't hear being talked about enough in modern day media. If you read this book, who was your favourite character? Mine was Jeanne!