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ADVENTURERS IN THE WEST: HENRY ROSS HALPIN, FUR TRADER AND INDIAN AGENT., Elliott, David R.  Foreword by Dr. Richard J. Preston.
21 Elliott, David R. Foreword by Dr. Richard J. Preston. ADVENTURERS IN THE WEST: HENRY ROSS HALPIN, FUR TRADER AND INDIAN AGENT.
Natural Heritage / Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
239 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781550028034 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "In 1872, Irish-born, seventeen-year-old Henry Ross Halpin arrived in Fort Garry, Manitoba, to take up a position with the Hudson's Bay Company. His career took him from the shores of Hudson Bay, across the plains, and to the headwaters of the Mackenzie River. Throughout his life, he immersed himself in learning the traditions and culture of Canada's Native Peoples and ultimately became an Indian agent. At his death in 1930, he was described as 'one of the best acquainted with Indian tradition and legend in the west'. Halpin was catapulted onto the historical stage in 1885, being captured by rebel Cree and serving as a secretary/negotiator for Big Bear, the non-rebel Cree chief at the siege of Fort Pitt. Born into a family of journalists, he was a great storyteller and astute observer. His memoirs of his life in the fur trade and of his captivity, combined with his correspondence and annual reports to the Department of Indian Affairs, offer a rare glimpse of life during these turbulent times of change in the West." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, otherwise clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
22 Finnie, Richard. Introduction by Diamond Jenness. LURE OF THE NORTH.
Philadelphia David McKay 1940 Hard Cover Good- 
227 pp, 10" H. Blue cloth with silver lettering/decoration on spine/front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; Preface; Lure of the North; Herschel Island; Eastward with the 'Baychimo'; To Coronation Gulf; Ships That Pass in the Polar Night; Over the North Magnetic Pole; White Man's Igloo; Shipwreck in the Frozen North; Arctic Adventuress; Freeze-Up; Sled Trip; Krusenstern Chronicle; Black Magic in the White North; Arctic Christmas; Lost; Sun-Up; Social Service; Eggs and Airplanes; Among the Igloo Dwellers; Break-Up; Whither Our Eskimos?; Index. Wear and very small bump at bottom corners - light edge wear elsewhere, light fading to edges of boards and on spine, some fading to color on top of text block, light browning and light soiling on fore-edge and bottom of text block, very small area of color loss on rear board, 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HANDBOOK OF INDIANS OF CANADA., Foreword by James White.  Preface by F.W. Hodge.  Geographic Board Canada.
23 Foreword by James White. Preface by F.W. Hodge. Geographic Board Canada. HANDBOOK OF INDIANS OF CANADA.
Toronto Coles 1974 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
632 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine and front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection.Two fold-out maps at rear. A facsimile of the edition published as an Appendix to the Tenth Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 1913. "One of the most thorough and comprehensive reference books on Canadian Indians ever published. The handbook covers all tribes resident in Canada. It lists all subtribes, divisions and settlements, including notes on ethnology, history, location, population, derivation of the tribal name, and many cross-references and bibliograpical notes. There are entries under such headings as 'food', 'fire-making', 'illumination', and 'ordeals', making the book an invaluable asset to anyone who needs handy, concise, well-organized information on Canada's native peoples." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkle at top of front hinge, very tiny tear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
24 Gaetz, Annie L. THE PARK COUNTRY: A HISTORY OF RED DEER AND DISTRICT. (ALBERTA)
Canada Self-published 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Fair Poor Signed by Author
173 pp, 8 3/8" H. Signed by author on front free endpaper. A local history of Red Deer, Alberta, and district with much information on early settlers, ranch life, Indians, the Hudson's Bay trading post, etc. Old tape residue on endpapers, small ink stain in margin of page 68, small light stain in margin of page 141, moderate to heavy edge wear, light staining to boards, book slightly cocked, light browning and small/tiny light stains to edges of text block. Dust jacket has old taped repairs - heavy edge creasing, small edge chips and tears, small holes on spine, old tape residue, soiling and rubbing, crease down panels near hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY.  (DREAM CATCHERS), Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher
25 Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY. (DREAM CATCHERS)
Etobicoke Prospero 1999 1552678458 / 9781552678459 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, drawings. "In Ojibway tradition, mothers and grandmothers netted tiny circular cobweb-like charms from willow and sinew. These delicate charms were not meant to last but were intended to protect newborn children from 'everything evil, just as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes in contact with it'. The beauty of dreamcatchers is reflected in their symmetry and natural accents. For generations, they have been crafted by making a hoop out of fresh wood, and then weaving a web inside the circle of deer sinew or colored thread. The unbroken strand of web/sinew is symbolic of eternity. Good dreams are also helped into the sleeper's dream world by feathers and colored beads that are attached at the bottom of the web. Careful attention is paid to leaving a hole in the middle of the web; if this is neglected, healthy dreams cannot find their way through to the dreamer." Contents: The Ojibway People; The Legend of the Dreamcatcher; Dreamcatchers and Children; The Dream Quest; Contemporary Issues - The Spiritual Legacy of Dreamcatchers; How to Make a Dreamcatcher; Notes and Bibliography; Index. Tiny dint on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, one very small edge tear archivally taped, a few tiny dints on hinges. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY.  (DREAM CATCHERS), Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher
26 Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY. (DREAM CATCHERS)
Etobicoke Prospero 1999 1552678458 / 9781552678459 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, drawings. "In Ojibway tradition, mothers and grandmothers netted tiny circular cobweb-like charms from willow and sinew. These delicate charms were not meant to last but were intended to protect newborn children from 'everything evil, just as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes in contact with it'. The beauty of dreamcatchers is reflected in their symmetry and natural accents. For generations, they have been crafted by making a hoop out of fresh wood, and then weaving a web inside the circle of deer sinew or colored thread. The unbroken strand of web/sinew is symbolic of eternity. Good dreams are also helped into the sleeper's dream world by feathers and colored beads that are attached at the bottom of the web. Careful attention is paid to leaving a hole in the middle of the web; if this is neglected, healthy dreams cannot find their way through to the dreamer." Contents: The Ojibway People; The Legend of the Dreamcatcher; Dreamcatchers and Children; The Dream Quest; Contemporary Issues - The Spiritual Legacy of Dreamcatchers; How to Make a Dreamcatcher; Notes and Bibliography; Index. Tiny bump at top corner of front board. Dust jacket has tiny bump at top of front flap-fold, one tiny edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
27 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
 
 
28 Greene, Alma. (Gah-wonh-nos-doh / Forbidden Voice). TALES OF THE MOHAWKS.
Canada J.M. Dent & Sons 1975 046095086X / 9780460950862 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good R. G. Miller. 
186 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). (The author) "here recalls some of the tales that are told on the Six Nations Reserve on the Grand River in Ontario. Near the reserve is the town of Brantford, which is named after the Mohawk officer who led his people's fight for King George in the American War of Independence. These are stories that belong to twentieth-century farmers, shopkeepers, and high-steel workers who have never lost their communion with the natural world, which for them is also the world of the spirit. The stories' integration of traditional and present-day realities is beautifully realized in the remarkable pencil illustrations of Gary Miller, another native of the Six Nations Reserve." Contents: The Tree of Peace; Fairy Rings; Witches' Brew; Bountiful Earth; Potions and Charms; The Cycle of Life; The White Man Comes; Changing Rites; On the Grand River; Omens and Visions; New Festivals; Living Traditions. Christmas inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket is scuffed and worn at edges with some color loss, one or two very small closed tears and chips. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WILDERNESS MISSION:  THE STORY OF SAINTE-MARIE-AMONG-THE-HURONS., Hayes, John F.
29 Hayes, John F. WILDERNESS MISSION: THE STORY OF SAINTE-MARIE-AMONG-THE-HURONS.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1969 770031668 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
120 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. "Until 1649, this small island of Christianity served as the central residence for the Jesuits in Huronia. Here were established Ontario's first hospital, first school, first farm and first social service centre. Begun in 1639, this community within the wooden palisades, stone bastions and sturdy timber buildings prospered until the Iroquois Indians began their reign of terror in the area. Fearing for the safely of its inhabitants, the administrators of Sainte-Marie put it to the torch and fled to what is now Christian Island to establish Sainte-Marie II. (This book) provides a fascinating account of this missionary endeavour. (Hayes) traces the history of Sainte-Marie from its roots in the arrival of Champlain at Quebec, through the early years of the Huron mission, the building and destruction, the intervening years, the early renewed interest in the site during the last century, archaeological investigation in recent decades and finally the reconstruction. Also included is material on Huron life and customs, the life of the Jesuits, and a tour of the site." Minor edge wear, very small bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small ghost sticker mark at top corner of front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
30 Heming, Arthur. THE DRAMA OF THE FORESTS: ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE.
Toronto S.B. Gundy 1924 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Arthur Heming. 
324 pp, 7 3/4" H. 14 colour plates, including frontispiece (collated). "(I) travelled twenty-three times through various parts of the vast northern woods, between Maine and Alaska, and covered thousands upon thousands of miles by canoe, pack-train, snowshoes, bateau, dog-train, buck-board, timber-raft, prairie-schooner, lumber-wagon, and 'alligator'. (B)ack again I went at all seasons of the year to encamp in that great timber-land that sweeps from the Atlantic to the Pacific. thus it has taken me thirty-three years to gather the information this volume contains - (but) I wish to explain that in compliance with the wishes of the leading actors - who actually lived their parts of this story - fictitious names have been given to the principal characters and to the principal trading posts, lakes, and rivers herein depicted. Furthermore, in order to give the reader a more interesting, complete, and faithful description of the daily and the yearly life of the forest dwellers as I have observed it, I have taken the liberty of weaving together the more interesting facts I have gathered - both first- and second-hand - into one continuous narrative as though it all happened in a single year. And in order to retain all the primitive local colour, the unique costumes, and the fascinating romance of the fur-trade days as I witnessed them in my twenties - though much of the life has already passed away - the scene is set to represent a certain year in the early (1890s)." Separation between some page gatherings (mainly at illustration locations) - pages are firm in binding, very slight bump at top corner of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, three very small stains on top of text block, minor rubbing on boards. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
TRAVELS THROUGH THE CANADAS:  CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE PICTURESQUE SCENERY ON SOME OF THE RIVERS AND LAKES; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRODUCTIONS, COMMERCE, AND INHABITANTS OF THOSE PROVINCES., Heriot, George.  Introduction to New Edition by James J. Talman.
31 Heriot, George. Introduction to New Edition by James J. Talman. TRAVELS THROUGH THE CANADAS: CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE PICTURESQUE SCENERY ON SOME OF THE RIVERS AND LAKES; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRODUCTIONS, COMMERCE, AND INHABITANTS OF THOSE PROVINCES.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300360 / 9780888300362 First Hurtig Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ George Heriot. 
602 pp, 10 1/2" H. Red cloth covered boards, black title block with gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Original publisher's cardboard slipcase with titling on spine and one side. Black, white & cream illustrations (several fold-out) plus colour fold-out map (collated). Title continues: "To which is sub-joined a comparative view of the manners and customs of several of the Indian nations of North and South America." "Heriot went to Quebec in 1792 as a civil servant and became deputy postmaster general of Canada in 1799. Until 1816 he remained in Canada, travelling at least as far west as Niagara Falls, perhaps Detroit, and to some extent in the United States, sketching along the way. His legacy - his water-colors and this book, an unsurpassed intimate history of 'the lakes, the rivers, and cataracts, the villages, farm-houses, and townships of Canada'. Although British reviewers of the day were unimpressed by richly detailed descriptions of a mere colony, the extent and precision of Heriot's account is a virtue one hundred and sixty years later. He wrote at length of each of the major waterways in Upper and Lower Canada which were, as James Talman points out in his introduction, 'of first importance in the life of the people as a means of travel and a source of water power'. And his sketches of buildings, particularly in Quebec, are invaluable since many of those buildings were already falling into ruin when Heriot saw them." Very minor wrinkling at top og spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Slipcase has very light edge wear/rubbing, tiny slight puncture on one side, slight bump at top of spine. 
Price: 45.00 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.)
32 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
 
 
ON THE LAND: CONFRONTING THE CHALLENGES OF ABORIGINAL SELF-DETERMINATION IN NORTHERN QUEBEC & LABRADOR., Hodgins, Bruce W. and Cannon, Kerry A., eds. (Matthew Coon Come, Zebedee Nungak, Daniel Ashini, Mary Ellen Turpel, Harvey Feit, Alan Penn, Boyce Richardson.)
33 Hodgins, Bruce W. and Cannon, Kerry A., eds. (Matthew Coon Come, Zebedee Nungak, Daniel Ashini, Mary Ellen Turpel, Harvey Feit, Alan Penn, Boyce Richardson.) ON THE LAND: CONFRONTING THE CHALLENGES OF ABORIGINAL SELF-DETERMINATION IN NORTHERN QUEBEC & LABRADOR.
Betelgeuse, Toronto, 1995. 
165 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0969078366 4 fold-out maps. "If the people of Quebec claim a right to sovereignty, Inuit of Quebec argue that their right of self-determination empowers them with the choice to remain part of Quebec, of Canada, or to secede on their own. The James Bay Cree consider Hydro Quebec's 'mad plans to engineer and dam the vast ecosystem' where they have lived for centuries an affront to their own right to control their land. The Labrador Innu are struggling with both the federal and provincial governments to protect their traditional hunting territories from threats imposed by military training flights and mineral exploration. All of these are challenges. As the Native peoples of Canada are meeting t h e m , asserting their right to make choices for themselves, they stand steadfastly 'on the land' from which flow their inherent rights to self-determination." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and b ri gh t. Fi ne 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TO THE ARCTIC BY CANOE 1819-1821.  THE JOURNAL AND PAINTINGS OF ROBERT HOOD, MIDSHIPMAN WITH FRANKLIN., Hood, Robert.  Edited by C. Stuart Houston.
34 Hood, Robert. Edited by C. Stuart Houston. TO THE ARCTIC BY CANOE 1819-1821. THE JOURNAL AND PAINTINGS OF ROBERT HOOD, MIDSHIPMAN WITH FRANKLIN.
Montreal Arctic Institute of North America / McGill-Queen's University Press 1975 0773501924 / 9780773501928 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Fine Very Good Robert Hood. 
217 pp, 11" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps. "(In 1819, a) dedicated but ill-prepared group of Englishmen set out under instructions from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to seek for the Northwest Passage. They encountered every hardship and hazard during their two-year mission, a mission which culminated, almost inevitably, in the loss of many lives. One of those who died was a young midshipman, Robert Hood, who had, in spite of the many dangers and problems that beset the expedition, kept a remarkable and invaluable record, in words and paintings, of the experiences of this, the first Franklin expedition. Hood's journal, less formal and more lively than Franklin's official account, shows his appreciation of the beauty as well as the harshness of his surroundings and an awareness, unusual in his time, of some of the adverse effects on the native peoples and their environment of the coming of Europeans. His paintings are among the finest as well as the earliest records of the animals and birds of northern Canada." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wear and crease at top of spine, faint small line indentation on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
35 James, William C. A FUR TRADER'S PHOTOGRAPHS: A.A. CHESTERFIELD IN THE DISTRICT OF UNGAVA, 1901-4.
Kingston McGill - Queen's University Press 1985 0773505938 / 9780773505933 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- A.A. Chesterfield, photographer. 
113 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 11" D). B&w photographs. "(P)resents the most significant images from a previously unresearched collection of early twentieth-century photographs. The photographer, A.A. Chesterfield, spent most of his working life as a professional photographer, a field in which he achiev-ed a national reputation. But between 1901 & 1904 he was employed as a fur trader with the Hudson's Bay Company, and his most significant camera work comes from this period. The only white man at the company's northernmost posts (Great Whale River and Fort George), he lived and worked with the Cree and Inuit. The photographs he took during this period are remarkable in their combination of technical skill, visual appeal, and documentary and historical significance. (He) recorded the effects of post life upon the Cree and Inuit, and showed how the white agents of the church and fur trade made use of native implements, clothing, and transportation. Recognizing the threat to native ways of life posed by the white man's advancing civilization, he photographed the native people's dress, their everyday activities, the details that define a culture. The text provides a detailed framework in which to understand the photographs. James describes Chesterfield's life, the region, the people he photo-graphed, the role of the Hudson's Bay Company, the documentary significance of the activities depict-ed in the photographs, and the relationship between these and other extant photos of that region and era." Minor twist to spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
36 Jameson, Mrs. (Anna Jameson). WINTER STUDIES AND SUMMER RAMBLES IN CANADA. 3 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Near Fine 
315 pp, 341 pp, 356 pp, 8 3/8" H - 3 volume set, without the original slipcase. Part of the Coles Canadiana Collection - a facsimile reprint of the Saunders and Otley, London, 1838 edition. The journals of Anna Jameson. "While in Canada, I was thrown into scenes and regions hitherto undescribed by any traveller, (for the northern shores of Lake Huron are almost new ground,) and into relations with the Indian tribes, such as few European women of refined and civilised habits have ever risked, and none have recorded. My intention was to have given the result of what I had seen, and the reflections and comparisons excited by so much novel experience." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
37 Jameson, Mrs. (Anna) WINTER STUDIES AND SUMMER RAMBLES IN CANADA. (3 VOLUMES IN 1)
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Reprint of John Murray 1912 Ed Hard Cover Very Good 
315 pp, 341 pp, 356 pp - 3 volumes in 1, 8 1/2" H. Originally published in 1838 by Saunders and Otley, London, England, this facsimile reprint is part of the Coles Canadiana Collection. Maroon boards with black title block, gold lettering/banding on spine, golde lettering/banding on front board. Anna Jameson's account of her travels in Upper Canada, by sleigh, steamboat, canoe, stage coach, etc., gives firsthand impressions of the people and places, including much information on the native people she encountered. Light wrinkling at top of spine, minor corner wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
38 Johnson, E. Pauline. (Tekahionwake.) Introduction by Ernest Thompson Seton. THE SHAGGANAPPI.
Toronto William Briggs 1913 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
257 pp, 7 5/8" H. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board. Four b&w photographs, including tissue-covered frontispiece. A collection of short stories by E. (Emily) Pauline Johnson, the Canadian author of Mohawk descent also known as Tekahionwake. Contents: Introduction; The Shagganappi; The King's Coin; A Night With "North Eagle"; Hoolool of the Totem Poles; The Wolf-Brothers; We-Hro's Sacrifice; The Potlatch; The Scarlet Eye; Sons of Savages; Jack o' Lantern; The Barnardo Boy; The Broken String; Maurice of His Majesty's Mails; The Whistling Swans; The Delaware Idol; The King Georgeman; Gun-Shy Billy; The Brotherhood; The Shadow Trail; The Saucy Seven; Little Wolf-Willow. Tiny hole in tissue protecting frontispiece, a few tiny scuffs on fore-edge of text block, very small faint liquid mark on verso of rear free endpaper, book is very slightly cocked, minor soiling in margin of page 200, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear with one tiny scuff, two very small edge bumps. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE VALLEY OF THE SIX NATIONS:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS ON THE INDIAN LANDS OF THE GRAND RIVER., Johnston, Charles M, edited and with introduction by.
39 Johnston, Charles M, edited and with introduction by. THE VALLEY OF THE SIX NATIONS: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS ON THE INDIAN LANDS OF THE GRAND RIVER.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1964 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
344 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2"). Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs/reproductions, maps (two fold-out). "In the Introduction and the Documents that follow, an attempt has been made to illumine several facets of the history and in the process some of the Six Nations' social, military, and political affairs in old Ontario. The record is brought up to the mid-nineteenth century when the last sizable tracts of the original grant of 1784 were conveyed to white purchasers and the present reserve assumed its definitive form." Contents: Introduction; Documents - The People of the Island; The Exodus to the Grand River; A Disputed Title; The White Man's Frontier; The War Path - 1812 and 1837; Christianity in the Longhouse; A Stock-taking; Bibliography. 10% of text block edges are lightly browned. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, small tear archivally taped, some waviness on spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
40 Karamanski, Theodore J. FUR TRADE AND EXPLORATION: OPENING THE FAR NORTHWEST, 1821-1852.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1983 0774801441 / 9780774801447 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
330 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "For profit more than fame the (fur) traders risked dangerous rapids in summer, starvation in winter, and hostile Indian tribes year round to discover new river routes 'westward of the mountains'. In pursuit of the Northwest Passage or a Great River to the West, successive expeditions were dispatched to the Far North by Sir George Simpson, the viceroylike governor of the Hudson's Bay Company. Exploration was profitable and necessary because more furs could be traded for fewer goods in the virgin lands where the white man had never been. The extraordinary achievements of the trader-adventurers - such men as Samuel Black, John Bell, and Robert Campbell - have been overlooked by previous historians because their way was so difficult and their successes so meager. Isolated at the end of 3,000 miles of canoe trails, in fierce competition with Russian and Indian traders, they always worked against the odds while at every turn the Bay Company withheld its support in order to conserve profits. This lively account of the unsung heroes of the Hudson's Bay Company provides new information about the traders who tested the mapmakers' misconceptions of the Far Northwest." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at bottom of front panel and front flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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SUMMERTIMES:  IN CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF THE MUSKOKA LAKES ASSOCIATION., Reid, Ron; Gray, William M.; Peake, Sean; Pryke, Susan; King, Paul; Tatley, Richard; Mason, D.H.C.; Boyer, Barbaranne; O'Brien, Brendan; Smith, Graham; Gockel, Paul; Ross, Judy.
SUMMERTIMES: IN CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF THE MUSKOKA LAKES ASSOCIATION.
Reid, Ron; Gray, William M.; Peake, Sean; Pryke, Susan; King, Paul; Tatley, Richard; Mason, D.H.C.; Boyer, Barbaranne; O'Brien, Brendan; Smith, Graham; Gockel, Paul; Ross, Judy.
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EDMONTON TRADER:  THE STORY OF JOHN A. McDOUGALL., MacGregor, James G.
EDMONTON TRADER: THE STORY OF JOHN A. McDOUGALL.
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THE PIONEERS.  BASED ON THE SASKATCHEWAN RADIO SERIES., Metz, Sharon.  Edited by Murray Long.
THE PIONEERS. BASED ON THE SASKATCHEWAN RADIO SERIES.
Metz, Sharon. Edited by Murray Long.
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HALLOWED WALLS:  CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA., MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony.
HALLOWED WALLS: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony.
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TALES OF CONFLICT., McKelvie, B.A.
TALES OF CONFLICT.
McKelvie, B.A.
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THE RAVEN STEALS THE LIGHT., Reid, Bill and Bringhurst, Robert.
THE RAVEN STEALS THE LIGHT.
Reid, Bill and Bringhurst, Robert.
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THE SNOW WALKER., Mowat, Farley
THE SNOW WALKER.
Mowat, Farley
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