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ISBN 13: 1770703071
Total Pages : 176 pages
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Read and Download Jean Morrison book Superior Rendezvous-Place in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSuperior Rendezvous-Place. This book was released on 2007-06-30 with total page 176 pages. Book excerpt: Jean Morrison has written a fascinating and important book, full of drama and colourful historical figures. Rare paintings, drawings, maps and archival photographs complement her impeccable research and lively text. Superior Rendezvous-Place encompasses the French predecessors of Fort William, Native Peoples of the time and the evolution of the fur trade, with an emphasis on the North West Company era. This most important work concludes with details of the reconstruction of the fort and the development of Old Fort William, one of Ontario’s "must see" attractions. "Jean Morrison is a natural story teller, and hers is an essential historical document in the compelling history of Fort William, once the centre of the North American commercial universe." - Peter C. Newman, author of Caesars of the Wilderness "This book is wonderful reading. Jean Morrison’s prose is beautiful." - Carolyn Podruchny, fur trade historian, Newberry Library, Chicago

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ISBN 13: 1452958335
Total Pages : 216 pages
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ISBN 13: 1770703683
Total Pages : 192 pages
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Read and Download Charles Wilkins book High on the Big Stone Heart in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THigh on the Big Stone Heart. This book was released on 2009-03-02 with total page 192 pages. Book excerpt: High on the Big Stone Heart is a collection of vibrant and entertaining essays on the people and places of Canada’s Boreal North as seen through the eyes of one of the country’s most celebrated writers of non-fiction. Accompany Charles Wilkins as he ranges across the wilds of northern Quebec; ventures deep into the subarctic Yukon in search of caribou; and tracks the north coast of Lake Superior, the world’s most elegant and mysterious body of fresh water. Meet Murray Monk, trapper extraordinaire, and Barney Giesler, the king of the wooden boat builders. Trace the route of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Bill Barilko, star of the 1951 Stanley Cup Final, on his last and fatal fishing trip to James Bay. Join Maurice "Rocket" Richard on the backwoods adventures that sustained him throughout his troubled career. Follow Wilkins himself as he embarks on a wilderness survival test with nothing but the clothes on his back. This is a book for anyone drawn to the magic of the North, and by the characters who inhabit that epic terrain.

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ISBN 13: 1927051738
Total Pages : 224 pages
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Read and Download Irene Ternier Gordon book The Laird of Fort William in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Laird of Fort William. This book was released on 2013-10-15 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: High finance, wilderness adventures, violence, and questionable legal tactics all played important roles in the history of the North West Company. William McGillivray, head of the company from 1804 until 1821, was arguably the most powerful businessman in Canada in the early nineteenth century. William McGillivray emigrated from the Scottish Highlands to work for his uncle Simon McTavish when he was twenty years old and became head of the NWC in 1804 upon McTavish’s death. The period from 1805 to 1814 was a time of quick expansion and great prosperity for the company; however, its decline was even more rapid. It could be argued that the NWC did not merge with the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1821 but rather was swallowed up by it. By the time William died in 1825, the McGillivray family had been forced into bankruptcy. Set against the background of the history and legacy of the NWC, this engaging biography tells McGillivray’s complete story, from his early years in Scotland, immigration to Canada, and fur-trading successes to his eventual downfall.

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ISBN 13: 1770707042
Total Pages : 312 pages
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Read and Download Max Finkelstein book Canoeing a Continent in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCanoeing a Continent. This book was released on 2005-03-21 with total page 312 pages. Book excerpt: A highly personal account of the travels of Max Finkelstein as he retraces, some two hundred years later, the route of Alexander Mackenzie, the first European to cross North America (1793). Mackenzie’s water trail is now commemorated as the Alexander Mackenzie Voyageur Route. More than just a travelogue of a canoe trip across Canada, this is an account that crosses more than two centuries. It is an exploration into the heart and mind of Alexander Mackenzie, the explorer, and Max Finkelstein, the "Voyageur-in-Training." Using Mackenzie’s journals and his own journal writings, the author creates a view of the land from two vantage points. The author retraced the route of Alexander Mackenzie across North America from Ottawa through to Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, and paddled the Blackwater, Fraser and Peace Rivers, completing the trip in 1999. This route is the most significant water trail in North America, and perhaps the world. "A ’must-read’ for everyone who loves wild places and the magic of canoes." - Cliff Jacobson, Outdoor Writer & Consultant "Past and present collide in this journey of discovery across the map of Canada. Max craves the extremes. He relishes in coping with what nature throws at him, punishing himself to find his physical limits and experiencing firsthand the inherent dangers in such a voyage. With Alexander Mackenzie as his guide and inspiration, Max finds the strength to carry on against all odds to forge poignant historical and personal links in this incredible cross-Canada paddling odyssey." - Becky Mason, Artist and Paddler, Chelsea, Quebec

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ISBN 13: 1442662867
Total Pages : 232 pages
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Read and Download Charles Conteh book Governance in Northern Ontario in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGovernance in Northern Ontario. This book was released on 2013-12-11 with total page 232 pages. Book excerpt: This book analyzes economic development policy governance in northern Ontario over the past thirty years, with the goal of making practical policy recommendations for present and future government engagement with the region. It brings together scholars from several disciplines to address the policy and management challenges in various sectors of northern Ontario’s economy, including the mining, pulp and paper, and tourism industries, and both small- and medium-sized businesses. Governance in Northern Ontario assesses the role of the provincial government and its economic policy intervention in the region’s economic development. The contributors evaluate the relationship between the provincial and local governments and the business sector, and also looser structures of policy networks, such as those of First Nations and other interested community groups. Focusing on the nature of partnerships between governments and societal interests, Governance in Northern Ontario makes a significant contribution to the theories and practice of public policy governance in socioeconomically disadvantaged regions.

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ISBN 13: 9781896219004
Total Pages : 298 pages
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Read and Download Max Finkelstein book Canoeing a Continent in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCanoeing a Continent. This book was released on 2002 with total page 298 pages. Book excerpt: A highly personal account of the travels of Max Finkelstein as he retraces, some two hundred years later, the route of Alexander Mackenzie, the first European to cross North America (1793). Mackenzie's water trail is now commemorated as the Alexander Mackenzie Voyageur Route. More than just a travelogue of a canoe trip across Canada, this is an account that crosses more than two centuries. It is an exploration into the heart and mind of Alexander Mackenzie, the explorer, and Max Finkelstein, the "Voyageur-in-Training." Using Mackenzie's journals and his own journal writings, the author creates a view of the land from two vantage points. The author retraced the route of Alexander Mackenzie across North America from Ottawa through to Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, and paddled the Blackwater, Fraser and Peace Rivers, completing the trip in 1999. This route is the most significant water trail in North America, and perhaps the world. "A 'must-read' for everyone who loves wild places and the magic of canoes." - Cliff Jacobson, Outdoor Writer & Consultant "Past and present collide in this journey of discovery across the map of Canada. Max craves the extremes. He relishes in coping with what nature throws at him, punishing himself to find his physical limits and experiencing firsthand the inherent dangers in such a voyage. With Alexander Mackenzie as his guide and inspiration, Max finds the strength to carry on against all odds to forge poignant historical and personal links in this incredible cross-Canada paddling odyssey." - Becky Mason, Artist and Paddler, Chelsea, Quebec

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ISBN 13: 1926936175
Total Pages : 144 pages
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ISBN 13: 1770704388
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Read and Download Lucille H. Campey book The Silver Chief in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Silver Chief. This book was released on 2003-05-20 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: Belfast, Prince Edward Island, founded in August 1803, owes its existence to Lord Selkirk. Its bicentennial is a timely reminder of Selkirk’s work in Canada, which extended beyond Belfast to Baldoon (later Wallaceburg) in Ontario, as well as to Red River, the precursor to Winnipeg. Aptly named "The Silver Chief" by the five Indian chiefs with whom he negotiated a land treaty at Red River, the fifth Earl of Selkirk spent an immense fortune in helping Scottish Highlanders relocate themselves in Canada. Selkirk has been well observed through the eyes of the rich and powerful, but his settlers have been neglected. Why did they leave Scotland? Which districts did they come from? Why did they settle in Canada? Why did Selkirk help them? How successful were their settlements? What impact did they have on Canada’s early development? Did Selkirk realize his ambitions for Canada? In answering these questions, Lucille H. Campey presents a new and powerful case for re-assessing the achievements of Selkirk and his settlers. Using a wealth of documentary sources, she reconstructs the sequence of emigration from Scotland to the three areas of Canada where settlements were founded. She shows that emigration took place in a carefully planned and controlled way. She reveals the self-reliance, adaptability and steely determination of the Selkirk settlers in overcoming their many problems and obstacles. They brought their rich traditions of Scottish culture to Canada and, in doing so, helped to secure its distinctively Canadian future. Together, Selkirk and his settlers succeeded against overwhelming odds and altered the course of history.

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ISBN 13: 0774831561
Total Pages : 372 pages
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Read and Download Alan Gordon book Time Travel in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTime Travel. This book was released on 2016-07-22 with total page 372 pages. Book excerpt: In the 1960s, Canadians could step through time to eighteenth-century trading posts or nineteenth-century pioneer towns. These living history museums promised authentic reconstructions of the past but, as Time Travel shows, they revealed more about mid-twentieth-century interests and perceptions of history than they reflected historical fact. These museums became important components of post-war government economic growth and employment policies. Shaped by political pressures and the need to balance education and entertainment, they reflected Canadians’ struggle to establish a pan-Canadian identity in the context of multiculturalism, competing nationalisms, First Nations resistance, and the growth of the state.

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ISBN 13: 1317451600
Total Pages : 800 pages
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Download The Canada Company and the Huron Tract, 1826-1853 PDF

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ISBN 13: 1896219942
Total Pages : 303 pages
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Read and Download Robert C. Lee book The Canada Company and the Huron Tract, 1826-1853 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Canada Company and the Huron Tract, 1826-1853. This book was released on 2004-08-20 with total page 303 pages. Book excerpt: The Canada Company, with its base in England, was responsible for settling over two million acres of land in Upper Canada. Author Robert C. Lee focuses on the Huron Tract and on the dominant personalities (many of them Scottish-born) ranging from John Galt and Tiger Dunlop to the bishops Macdonell and Strachan, who had an impact on the company's operations. The politics of the day, coupled with the diversity of the players, create an astounding blend of vision, intrigue and mischief as a backdrop to the bottom-line profit aspirations of the company's shareholders. The founding of towns - Guelph, Goderich, Stratford, St. Marys and others in the area - is one of the legacies of the company. Lee's extensive research reveals a significant period in Ontario's history.

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Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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ISBN 13: 0773557512
Total Pages : 333 pages
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Read and Download Jean Barman book Iroquois in the West in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIroquois in the West. This book was released on 2019-03-04 with total page 333 pages. Book excerpt: Two centuries ago, many hundreds of Iroquois – principally from what is now Kahnawà:ke – left home without leaving behind their ways of life. Recruited to man the large canoes that transported trade goods and animal pelts from and to Montreal, some Iroquois soon returned, while others were enticed ever further west by the rapidly expanding fur trade. Recounting stories of Indigenous self-determination and self-sufficiency, Iroquois in the West tracks four clusters of travellers across time, place, and generations: a band that settled in Montana, another ranging across the American West, others opting for British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, and a group in Alberta who were evicted when their longtime home became Jasper National Park. Reclaiming slivers of Iroquois knowledge, anecdotes, and memories from the shadows of the past, Jean Barman draws on sources that range from descendants' recollections to fur-trade and government records to travellers' accounts. What becomes clear is that, no matter the places or the circumstances, the Iroquois never abandoned their senses of self. Opening up new ways of thinking about Indigenous peoples through time, Iroquois in the West shares the fascinating adventures of a people who have waited over two hundred years to be heard.

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ISBN 13: 0307369080
Total Pages : 368 pages
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ISBN 13: 9781551539676
Total Pages : 112 pages
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Read and Download Irene Gordon book Marie-Anne Lagimodiere in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMarie-Anne Lagimodiere. This book was released on 2003-12 with total page 112 pages. Book excerpt: The story of Marie-Anne Lagimodiere who criss-crossed Canada in the early 1800s with her voyageur husband.

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ISBN 13: 1550027816
Total Pages : 164 pages
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Read and Download Jean Morrison book Superior Rendezvous-Place in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSuperior Rendezvous-Place. This book was released on 2007 with total page 164 pages. Book excerpt: This lively book encompasses the French predecessors of Fort William, Native Peoples of the time, and the evolution of the fur trade.

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