D.N. Sprague has been teaching history at the University of Manitoba since 1971. In 1978 he began working with the Manitoba Métis Federation to develop the history of the administration of the land promised the Métis by the Government of Canada. His articles on the subject have appeared in Canadian Ethnic Studies, The Journal of Canadian History, and The Manitoba Law Journal. Professor Sprague's other publications are in the fields of general Canadian history and historical methods. He is co-author of The Structure of Canadian History.