Paul Kane s Great Nor West

Paul Kane s Great Nor West


  • Author : Sheila Urbanek
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Art
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780774841832


Paul Kane s Great Nor West Book Description :

In this beautifully designed and richly illustrated book, Diane Eaton and Sheila Urbanek re-create Paul Kane's heroic journey across Canada and bring to life the people, places, and events he experienced. Determined to document the lives and customs of the Indians of the Northwest, Paul Kane set out in 1845 to cross the continent 'with no companions but my portfolio and a box of paints, my gun and a stock of ammunition.' Travelling via the Hudson's Bay Company fur brigade routes, he made his way from the Great Lakes to the Pacific coast and back again. When he returned to Toronto in the fall of 1848, he brought back some 500 field sketches as well as a remarkable collection of Indian 'curiosities,' which he used as raw material for one hundred oil pa...

Frontier Cattle Ranching in the Land and Times of Charlie Russell

Frontier Cattle Ranching in the Land and Times of Charlie Russell


  • Author : W. M. Elofson
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 0773527036


Frontier Cattle Ranching in the Land and Times of Charlie Russell Book Description :

This first ever in-depth, cross-border study of the cattle ranching frontiers on the northern Great Plains of North America argues that though they lived on different sides of the fortyninth parallel, the first cattlemen on the western Canadian prairies and in the state of Montana shared a common history....

Encyclopedia of Exploration  1800 to 1850

Encyclopedia of Exploration 1800 to 1850


  • Author : Raymond John Howgego
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Adventure and adventurers
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  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015003189629


Encyclopedia of Exploration 1800 to 1850 Book Description :

In 732 major articles, Raymond Howgego's Encyclopedia of Exploration 1800 to 1850 attempts to detail every significant traveller, voyager or expedition that set out during the period. Its indexes provide the names of over 3000 travellers and 1000 ships, while the bibliographies cite more than 10,000 works of reference. Extensive biographical information is included for the travellers themselves, placing every expedition thoroughly in its historical context. The text is fully cross-referenced between articles, whilst every article is supplemented by a comprehensive bibliography of both primary and secondary sources....

Nebraska History

Nebraska History


  • Author : James Lee Sellers
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Nebraska
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  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X006174236


Nebraska History Book Description :

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Forging the Prairie West

Forging the Prairie West


  • Author : John Herd Thompson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015048562832


Forging the Prairie West Book Description :

The word "prairie" calls to mind a vista of golden grain, or Red River carts crossing a sea of waving grass. Canadians forget that the provinces sometimes called "prairie" span enormous geographical diversity, from the grasslands to the poplar bluffs of the "park belt," from the Canadianshield to the Rocky Mountains. The human geography of these provinces is equally diverse. Forging the Prairie West explores the histories of the peoples who created this complex region over the past four centuries.It begins with an account of the First Nations of the region and of the fur trading partnership they established with European traders. After two centuries of co-operation, the Europeans subjugated the native peoples. Despite the determined resistance of the...

America  History and Life

America History and Life


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Canada
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015065458260


America History and Life Book Description :

Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide....