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A CANADIAN INDIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1960-1970., Abler, Thomas S., Weaver, Sally M.  With Claire C. Veillette and Iris V. Yuzdepski.  Case Law Digest prepared by Douglas E. Sanders with Paul C. Taylor.
1 Abler, Thomas S., Weaver, Sally M. With Claire C. Veillette and Iris V. Yuzdepski. Case Law Digest prepared by Douglas E. Sanders with Paul C. Taylor. A CANADIAN INDIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1960-1970.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1974 0802020925 / 9780802020925 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
732 pp, 9 1/4" H. "This bibliography lists and annotates material published between 1960 and 1970 of interest to the serious student of the Indians and Metis in Canada. A team of researchers worked through books, monographs, journals, theses, unpublished papers and reports, publications by Indians, and federal and provincial government documents to generate over three throusand entries covering a multi-disciplinary range of aspects of current society and culture. Some aspects such as physical anthropology, biomedicine, archaeology, and linguistics had to be excluded, however. Both English- and French-language sources were covered. The entries are arranged by topic or tribe, and there is an index to assist in cross-reference or finer selection. Of special note is the Case Law Digest, which describes briefly the facts and decisions of all significant legal cases involving Indians since 1867. The systematic exposition of these decisions should help increase understanding of the legal situation in which Indians now live." Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light soiling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
2 Charters, Dean. Introduction by Angela M. O'Connell. MOUNTIE, 1873-1973: A GOLDEN TREASURY OF THOSE EARLY YEARS.
Don Mills Collier-Macmillan 1973 029734207 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
253 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "1973 marks the centennial anniver- sary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (This book is) a pictorial tour of adventure through those glorious early days. One hundred years is not long when we are talking about history, but a glance at these photographs shows the phenomenal growth of Canada during that period. And the man who laid the groundwork for this phenomenal growth was the Mountie. Without his work of pacification, the task of settling and civilizing the Canadian west could not have been carried out. The photographers who took these pictures must have been imbued with the same spirit of adventure that motivated the Mountie. The proof is here. Wherever the men of the N.W.M.P. went, the photographers followed. The results of their work are here, a fitting tribute to the men of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police." Tiny soft bump at top corner of pages 163 to end of book, previous owner's small label on front pastedown, very faint tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block, minor wrinking at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - moderate on rear flap-fold, several edge tears (some with creases) archivally taped, light rubbing 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION., Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation.
3 Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation. THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION.
Toronto Prospero 2001 1552671801 / 9781552671801 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
298 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). "Numerically the largest group of Native North Americans, the Ojibway were the first to have a history written by one of their own people. Published in 1850, its author, George Copway, or Kah-ge-g a-gah-bowh, had already achieved a certain amount of fame delivering passionate lectures in North America and Europe. Attired in traditional Ojibway dress, Copway held up the virtues of tribal life while promoting mid-nineteenth-century ideas on education. Arguing for a separate Native North American state, Copway garnered considerable support from both Natives and non-Natives. (This), Copway's finest book, is in many ways a summation of his lectures. Written primarily for a non- Native audience, Copway viewed the book as an attempt to 'awaken a deeper feeling' toward the people of the First Nations. Much more than a history, the work in an exploration of Ojibway culture through which Copway had sought to induce the British and American governments to greater efforts in improving their relationships with Native North Americans." Minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION., Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation.
4 Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation. THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION.
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
298 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. Facsimile reprint of the Charles Gilpin, London, 1850 edition. "This 'first volume of Indian history written by an Indian' was published in 1850 by a chief of the Ojibway nation in order to awaken 'a deeper feeling for the race of red men, and induce the pale-face to use greater effort to effect an improvement in their social and political relations'. The author, though a chief, was converted to Christianity, was educated, and became a preacher. He had great love for his people and their culture, and he travelled in England, America, and Canada campaigning for a permanent reservation for them, where they would be taught Christianity, general education, and agriculture. His thorough account of the Ojibways includes the geography of their territory, their origins, their migratory habits, their wars, amusements, legends, language, and picture-writing, as well as their government and religion. The next chapters document the discovery of the New World from the Indian point of view. The author's rendering of the story and its drastic effects upon his people makes fascinating reading. The book exposes one more facet in the extremely complex history of the relationships of the two cultures, providing unprecedented insights into modern Canadian problems from a point of view that is rarely heard." Dust jacket has very light edge rubbing, one tiny dent and one line dent on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Damude, Earl F. Preface by A.G. Allan, M.D. THE FIRST TEN YEARS: THE STORY OF THE BEGINNING AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE PHYSICIANS' SERVICES INCORPORATED FOUNDATION DURING THE FIRST DECADE FROM 1970 TO 1980.
Toronto Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation 1980 0969051107 / 9780969051107 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
139 pp, 9 1/4" H. Compliments slip laid in. Contents: Preface; How it all Began; The End and the Beginning; How the Money is Invested; Where the Money Goes; Organization and Management; Case Histories: Introduction; Preventive Marriage Counselling; Obesity; Northbrook Community Health Centre; Safer Radiology; Dialysis for Schizophrenia; A Test for Cancer; Continuous Insulin Infusion; An Implantable Voice Box; Peritoneal Dialysis; A Test for Prostatic Cancer; Telemedicine; Vein Clinic; Appendices: Directors and Officers; Membership List; Past Board Members and Presidents; Grants Awarded; List of Fellows; Published Papers; Books and Films. Very light wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has three small tears - two archivally taped, one small edge chip, tape on inside at top of spine and flap-folds, very light creases at top of front panel and bottom of rear panel, small area of glue residue on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
TROOPER AND REDSKIN IN THE FAR NORTH-WEST: RECOLLECTIONS OF LIFE IN THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE, CANADA, 1884-1888. (NORTHWEST), Donkin, John G.
6 Donkin, John G. TROOPER AND REDSKIN IN THE FAR NORTH-WEST: RECOLLECTIONS OF LIFE IN THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE, CANADA, 1884-1888. (NORTHWEST)
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
289 pp + 32 pp publisher's list, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w frontispiece, fold-out map. A facsimile of the edition published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London, 1889. "In the early 1880's, an adventurous young Englishman set off for a look at the New World, and soon found himself swept up in the current of immense historical forces that were shaping the young Canadian nation. He joined the North-West Mounted Police, and during the next five years he witnessed the rise and fall of Louis Riel, the subjugation of the Indians, and the opening of the West, from the point of view of the common soldier. He was determined that the outside world should know the real truth about the Canadian West, and not the romanticized, idealized image that was promoted to lure immigrants to this harsh and often terrifying territory. His account of his gruelling trek from Regina to his post at Prince Albert, Saskatchwan, is unforgettable. He gives a day-by-day account of the tense months of the rebellion in the North-West. He observed Riel at close hand, as his prison guard, and his notes on his prisoner shed new light on a controversial figure. Later, he helped to subdue the Indians, and to quash the illicit whiskey trade, and he tells of the discovery of vast amounts of coal in the Souris district. The tale he tells is a far cry from the modern technicolor version of the Mounties and the old West, and it is a must for any reader who wants to know what Canada was really like one hundred years ago." Dust jacket has areas of light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Drendel, Lou. GUNSLINGERS IN ACTION. SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NO. FOURTEEN (14).
Squadron/Signal, Carrollton, Texas, 1974. 
50 pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 11" D) soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, 2 pages of color profiles/cockpit photos. Contents: Introduction; Ab Uno Disce Omnes; Birth of the Gunship; Gunship Tactics; A Lo ng Rescue Mission; Shot Down; Aero Scouts; Tribute to a Friend. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, minor rubbing, minor soiling on rear cover, two tiny stains on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CURSE NOT HIS CURLS., Ege, Robert J.  Introduction by Lawrence A. Frost.  Illustrations by Lorence Bjorklund.
8 Ege, Robert J. Introduction by Lawrence A. Frost. Illustrations by Lorence Bjorklund. CURSE NOT HIS CURLS.
Old Army Press, (Fort Collins, Colorado, 1974). 
152 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Here is told the complete story of Custer's desperate 'Last Stand' at the Little Big Horn, in words, photos, maps, and the incomparable art of Lorence Bjorklund." Previous owners small stamp on f ront endpapers, a few tiny foxing marks and a tiny ink speck on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small closed tears - one archivally taped, light rubbing a few tiny scuffs. VG+/VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
FLASHMAN AND THE REDSKINS.  FROM THE FLASHMAN PAPERS, 1849-50 AND 1875-76., Fraser, George MacDonald.  Dust jacket art by Barbosa.
9 Fraser, George MacDonald. Dust jacket art by Barbosa. FLASHMAN AND THE REDSKINS. FROM THE FLASHMAN PAPERS, 1849-50 AND 1875-76.
Collins, London, 1982, first edition. 
479 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "When the tide of battle surged over the slopes of Little Bighorn, and Sitting Bull's braves gathered for the final charge that would sweep away the gallant remnant of Custer's 7th Cavalry, a clarion voice was heard above the crash of shots and whistle of arrows, the war-whoops and the pounding hooves: - Readers of his previous adventures will not fail to identify the speaker, or to recognise the tall, distinguished figure in evening dress, tails and whiskers, fleeing the stricken field: Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., veteran of countless retreats from battle and bedchamber, the most decorated coward of the Victorian age, was meeting his fate with the same matchless poltroone ry and deafness to duty and decency which had sustained him through a lifetime of dishonourable service, and endeared him to a generation of readers. But how the arch-cad of Dr Arnold's Rugby found himself in the climactic struggle of the Ame r i c a n West is only one chapter in an odyssey as hair-raising and scandalous as any in his six earlier volumes of memoirs. He traces it with his usual shameless candour and caustic humour, from the wagon-trains of the Forty-Niners, when he foug ht h is t er r ified way across the Plains in command of a bordello on wheels, to the holocaust of Bent's Fort and the horrors of scalp-hunting raids, Apache warpaths, dinner parties with Custer, captivity among the Sioux, confrontations with Pres ide nt Gra nt and W ild Bill Hickock, duels, escapes, conspiracies, and shoot-outs - to say nothing of passionate encounters with Indian belles, dusky beauties, enthusiastic widows, and mysterious adventuresses. This is Flashy's West as only he ca n de scr ibe it - th e W est, at once legendary and authentic, of Mangas Colorado and Kit Carson, of Custer and Spotted Tail, of Crazy Horse and the Deadwood stage, a pageant of savage warriors and Mountain Men, glory-hunting soldiers and gunfighter s, ga mble rs, ecc entri cs, scoundrels, and those extraordinary folk, white and Indian, who broke the trails or resisted the invasion." Book slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine/hinges, very light speckles of foxing on top of te xt blo ck. Dust jac ket ha s be en price clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, soft wrinkles at top edge of rear flap, light rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
10 Gough, Barry M., editor. THE JOURNAL OF ALEXANDER HENRY THE YOUNGER, 1799-1814. VOLUME II - THE SASKATCHEWAN AND COLUMBIA RIVERS.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1992 0969342519 / 9780969342519 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
Volume II only. Pagination runs 329 - 781 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). Orange/red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine, top edge gilt. No. 0531 of an edition of twelve hundred and fifty. "This second volume of the Journal of the North West Company fur trader Alexander Henry the Younger portrays Henry against the larger panorama of the North American fur trade. We find him in the first entry, that for 8 August 1808, taking his leave from the Pembina post in the Red River Valley. He is destined for the Saskatchewan country and a different departmental assignment from that he previously had. We trace his route upstream along the waterways of the Saskatchewan River system, and we follow him into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in what is now southwestern Alberta. In the course of these trading activities that cover the years 1808 through 1813, Henry meets the surveyor and discoverer David Thompson, and on occasion the latter features heavily in the narrative. During these years on the prairies and plains of western North America Henry writes extensive commentary on various native peoples. The last phase of the Journal, comprising the years 1813 and 1814, brings Henry into the watershed of the Columbia River and the Pacific Coast.. The Nor'Westers were in a very insecure position owing to the threat of United States naval intervention during the War of 1812 and to the rivalry of John Jacob Astor's Pacific Fur Company. The tension of the narrative builds with these enlarge-ments to Henry's activities, and it ends in his accidental death." From the Editor's Note. Minor rub on fore-edge of text block otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
11 Hanna, D.B. (Arthur Hawkes.0 TRAINS OF RECOLLECTION. DRAWN FROM FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY SERVICE IN SCOTLAND AND CANADA, AND TOLD TO ARTHUR HAWKES.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
340 pp, 9 1/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, cream-coloured endpapers with a branch & leaf decoration in gold. B&w photographs. Chapter headings: Introduction; Suggesting a typically Presbyterian background of Scottish migration to Canada; Sketching early years of service at country and city stations near the Clyde; Recalling Van Horne and the Canadian Pacific challenge to the Grand Trunk; Reviewing vanishing practices, including ticket scalping and fast freight lines; Portraying scantily the lives of a poor prairie line and a beloved prairie town; Remembering when farming in the West ws misunderstood, and land could not be sold; Telling how Manitoba struggled through an era of expansion and the war of Fort Whyte; Recording the first encounter of Mackenzie and Mann, with mules for a stake; Beginning the story of the Canadian Northern as a pioneer line with a staff of thirteen; Describing meetings of a traffic manager with Sioux Indians and sudden millionaires; Indicating several considerations which made Toronto the centre of a Transcontinental system; Offering explanations why luxurious ease does not distinguish liviing on a private car; Recounting midwinter episodes of location and operation in empty country; Reciting events, the Great War being chief, which destroyed the Canadian Northern; Speaking some truth about the difficulty of operating a railway for the nation; Narrating several occurrences which made huge Canadian National deficits inevitable; Shedding sidelights on unities of Canadian railway managment during the War; Appendices. Book cracked at two places - pages holding firmly, slight lean to book, dust soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, soft corner bumps, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, scattered rub marks on front board. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
OPENING UP THE WEST, 1874-1881 / SETTLERS AND REBELS, 1882-1885 / LAW AND ORDER, 1886-1887 / THE NEW WEST, 1888-1889 - BEING THE OFFICIAL REPORTS TO PARLIAMENT OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE ROYAL NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE FORCE.  4 VOLUME SET., Higgitt, W.L., Commissioner, RCMP, introduction.  (The Commissioners of the Royal North-West Mounted Police.)
12 Higgitt, W.L., Commissioner, RCMP, introduction. (The Commissioners of the Royal North-West Mounted Police.) OPENING UP THE WEST, 1874-1881 / SETTLERS AND REBELS, 1882-1885 / LAW AND ORDER, 1886-1887 / THE NEW WEST, 1888-1889 - BEING THE OFFICIAL REPORTS TO PARLIAMENT OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE ROYAL NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE FORCE. 4 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good 
This 4 volume set is part of the Coles Canadiana Collection. 9 3/16" H. First two volumes have fold-out maps/plans. "Since the North-West Mounted Police first rode onto the plains in 1874 the Force's duties and responsibilities have undergone many changes. In recognition of its services, the prefix 'Royal' was added to its title in 1904 by King Edward VII. Sixteen years later, when it became responsible for federal policing throughout Canada, it was changed again to 'Royal Canadian Mounted Police'. In these early reports readers will find first hand accounts of many of the stirring incidents which shaped the history of the West, written by those who actually participated in them. The Indian Treaties, the influx of the American Sioux under Sitting Bull, the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the North-West Rebellion, and the coming of the settlers are just a few of the dramatic events in which the North-West Mounted Police played an important part." Interiors- clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors- very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spines, volume 2 has some light wear on rear hinge, volume 4 has a tiny bump at top of spine. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
13 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, very small chip at top of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
14 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
15 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: FIELDS OF BATTLE IN CANADA AND AMERICA.
Vintage, Toronto, 1996. 
348 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0676970044 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "Military history and geography explain each other in North America as nowhere else in the world. Award-winning historian John Keegan explores their relationshi p and examines the battles fought over three centuries between Frenchman and Indian, Royalist and colonist, Union and Confederacy." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwsie clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor b r o w n ing to edges of text block, very minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE RANGE MEN.  THE STORY OF THE RANCHERS AND INDIANS OF ALBERTA., Kelly, L.V.
16 Kelly, L.V. THE RANGE MEN. THE STORY OF THE RANCHERS AND INDIANS OF ALBERTA.
Toronto Coles 1980 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 
468 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w photographs. Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top of spine, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THUNDER IN THE MORNING CALM:  THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN KOREA 1950-1955., Meyers, Edward C.
17 Meyers, Edward C. THUNDER IN THE MORNING CALM: THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN KOREA 1950-1955.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1992 0920277713 / 9780920277713 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
248 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Between July 1950 and August 1955, when the last Royal Canadian Navy ship returned home from Korea, a total of eight Canadian destroyers performed twenty-one single tours of duty manned by more than 6,000 sailors. In recounting the efforts of the many who served in those almost forgotten ships, (the author) depicts a navy at mid-century, determined to assert its distinct Canadian identity. His is an account of a war viewed from the vantage point of the lower deck; of one whose own experiences and those of his shipmates are testimony to the fact that those who served with the RCN in Korea acquitted themselves admirably and in a manner that has long deserved the recognition and respect of all Canadians." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THUNDER IN THE MORNING CALM:  THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN KOREA 1950-1955., Meyers, Edward C.
18 Meyers, Edward C. THUNDER IN THE MORNING CALM: THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN KOREA 1950-1955.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1992 0920277713 / 9780920277713 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
248 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Between July 1950 and August 1955, when the last Royal Canadian Navy ship returned home from Korea, a total of eight Canadian destroyers performed twenty-one single tours of duty manned by more than 6,000 sailors. In recounting the efforts of the many who served in those almost forgotten ships, (the author) depicts a navy at mid-century, determined to assert its distinct Canadian identity. His is an account of a war viewed from the vantage point of the lower deck; of one whose own experiences and those of his shipmates are testimony to the fact that those who served with the RCN in Korea acquitted themselves admirably and in a manner that has long deserved the recognition and respect of all Canadians." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing and a few very faint line indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
19 Moir, John S., editor. Introduction by John Webster Grant. THE CROSS IN CANADA: VIGNETTES OF THE CHURCHES ACROSS FOUR CENTURIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
247 pp, 8 3/4" H. "This anthology of vignettes illustrating the part played by all branches of the Christian church in Canadian development offers glimpses into church life - from Jacques Cartier's planting the cross in the Gaspe to the remarkable Christian pavilion at Expo '67. Here are such different personalities as Jeanne Mance, founder of Canada's first hospital; Brother Andre, the modern miracle worker of Montreal and Norman MacLeod, the hero-tyrant of his own congregation in Cape Breton. Here, too, are brief pictures of the churches' many-sided service to Canada - a Presbyterian long communion, a Methodist camp meeting, the horrible deaths of Jesuit missionaries and the gallantry of a padre on the beach at Dieppe. We meet men and women whose names are known to every Canadian, and others whose lives of service were passed in obscurity. Drama, sorrow, humour and inspiration are found in this tribute to the cross in Canada." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light browning at top/bottom edges - also on spine and flap-folds; one small edge tear (taped); some tape on top/bottom inside edges, minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE TREATIES OF CANADA WITH THE INDIANS OF MANITOBA AND THE NORTH-WEST TERRITORIES, INCLUDING THE NEGOTIATIONS ON WHICH THEY WERE BASED, AND OTHER INFORMATION RELATING THERETO., Morris, Alexander.
20 Morris, Alexander. THE TREATIES OF CANADA WITH THE INDIANS OF MANITOBA AND THE NORTH-WEST TERRITORIES, INCLUDING THE NEGOTIATIONS ON WHICH THEY WERE BASED, AND OTHER INFORMATION RELATING THERETO.
Toronto Prospero 2000 1552671410 / 9781552671412 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
375 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). Reprint of the 1880 Belfords, Clarke & Co. edition. "In 1869, with the purchase of Rupert's Land from the Hudson's Bay Company, Canada assumed responsibility for any claims made by native groups in the new territory. Conscious of the escalating violence and costs in the American Indian Wars to the south, the government of the new Dominion embarked on a series of negotiations. By 1877, the Crown had signed a total of seven treaties - the first of what have become known as the numbered treaties - covering the westernmost part of Ontario, and much of the present-day Prairie Provinces. Four of these treaties were negotiated by Macdonald loyalist Alexander Morris, lieutenant-governor of both Manitoba and the North-West Territories. In addition, Morris concluded a treaty with refugee Sioux who had fled across the border from the United States Cavalry. (This) is a history of the western treaties signed by Morris and his predecessors. It is a record of the positions, negotiations and strategies, and also captures the often paternalistic attitudes held by the government and individuals toward native peoples in the Victorian era. Morris concludes with his thoughts on the implementation of the treaties and his hopes for the native groups with which he dealt. An appendix provides the full texts of the treaties." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny/small bump to corners of boards, minor rubbing, minor shallow bump to bottom of rear board, minor soiling to edges of textblock, small corner crease on page 49/50, very faint liquid splash on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has large corner crease on front flap, tiny perforation on front flap-fold, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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