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ALBERTA HORSE, CATTLE AND SHEEP BRANDS.  ALSO TATTOO MARKS FOR FUR-BEARING ANIMALS AND POULTRY.   1958.
1 ALBERTA HORSE, CATTLE AND SHEEP BRANDS. ALSO TATTOO MARKS FOR FUR-BEARING ANIMALS AND POULTRY. 1958.
Edmonton, Alberta Ministry of Agriculture 1958 Flexible Clothcovers Very Good - 
823 pp, 8 1/8" H. Black cloth with yellow lettering/Alberta crest on front cover. Title continues: Being a Record of Cattle and Horse Brands, Also Tattoo Marks Which Have Been Allotted, Renewed, Transferred or Reissued and Were in Good Standing as at June 30, 1958." "This issue contains a total of 30923 Brands." Cattle Brands; Additional Cattle Brands; Index to Cattle Brands; Horse Brands; Index to Horse Brands. The bulk of the book comprises Cattle Brands and there are very small listings incorporated into the Horse section for Sheep, Fur-bearing Animals and Poultry. Edge wrinkling to covers and at top/bottom of spine, some areas of very light browning to endpapers, old brown tape marks on free front endpaper, minor soiling to edges of text block. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
HENDERSON'S WINNIPEG DIRECTORY 1939.  EMBRACING THE AREA OF GREATER WINNIPEG.  COVERING THE CITY PROPER, ELMWOOD, ST. BONIFACE, NORWOOD, ST. VITAL, FORT GARRY, ST. JAMES, ASSINIBOIA AND KILDONAN.
2 HENDERSON'S WINNIPEG DIRECTORY 1939. EMBRACING THE AREA OF GREATER WINNIPEG. COVERING THE CITY PROPER, ELMWOOD, ST. BONIFACE, NORWOOD, ST. VITAL, FORT GARRY, ST. JAMES, ASSINIBOIA AND KILDONAN.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Henderson's Directories Limited 1939 Hard Cover Good Reference Copy 
1336 pp, 10 3/4" H. Medium green cloth with black and orange lettering/banding. Title page continues: COMPRISING A MISCELLANEOUS SECTION AND STREET DIRECTORY OF THE CITY, AN ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED LIST OF RESIDENTS OF GREATER WINNIPEG AND A Classified Business Directory and Buyer's Guide. Vol. LXI. Moderate to heavy edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine/hinges and at corners. business information stamps on fore-edge and bottom of text block, browning and soiling to edges of text block, small business name stamp on endpapers, light browning in margins of most pages, rubbing and a few light scuffs on boards. 
Price: 90.00 USD
 
 
3 Abrams, Gary William David. PRINCE ALBERT: THE FIRST CENTURY, 1866-1966.
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Council, City of Prince Albert 1976 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good 
389 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. Inscribed by former mayor, Dick Spence, on front free endpaper. Contents: Preface; A Mission in the Wilderness, 1866-1874; Fastest-Growing Settlement in the North-West, 1874-1881; "The Great City and Railway Centre of the North-West", 1881-1883; Roughest Town in the North-West, 1883; Loyalty in Adversity, 1884; The Rebellion and its Aftermath, 1885; A Railway at Last, 1886-1890; Prosperity Deferred, 1891-1896; Discarding the Old Ways, 1897-1901; The Hard Hand of Destiny, 1902-1906; Slipping Behind, 1906-1910; The White Coal City, 1910-1913; Disaster Unimagined, 1913-1914; The Long Road Down, 1914-1919; The Narrow Path Up, 1919-1924; The Years of Promise, 1925-1930; Selling the Power Plant, 1927-1931; Dust and Despair, 1930-1938; The Needless Struggle, 1939-1946; Epilogue, 1946-1966; Bibliography; Appendices; Index. Very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - moderate at top/bottom of spine, light to moderate rubbing, a few small edge tears - some with creases. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN PAPERS IN RURAL HISTORY.  VOLUME VIII., Akenson, Donald H., ed.  (R.M. McInnis, Cathy E. Kindquist, Angela E. Davis, Brian Titley, Julian Gwyn, Gerard Bouchard, Regis Thibeault, Robert E. Ankli, Bruce S. Elliott, W.M. Elofson.)
4 Akenson, Donald H., ed. (R.M. McInnis, Cathy E. Kindquist, Angela E. Davis, Brian Titley, Julian Gwyn, Gerard Bouchard, Regis Thibeault, Robert E. Ankli, Bruce S. Elliott, W.M. Elofson.) CANADIAN PAPERS IN RURAL HISTORY. VOLUME VIII.
Langdale, Gananoque, Ontario, 1992. 
327 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (gray cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. ISBN 1895158036 Charts, graphs, maps. Contents: Foreword; Perpectives on Ontario Agriculture, 1815-1930; Migration and Madness on the Upper Canadian Frontier, 1841-1850; "Country Homemakers": The Daily Lives of Prairie Women as Seen Through the Woman's Page of The Grain Growers' Guide 1908-1928; Transition to Settlement. The Peace Hills Indian Agency, 1884-1890; Golden Age or Bronze Moment? Wealth and Poverty in Nova Scotia: The 1850s and 1860s; Change and Continuity in the Saguenay. Agriculture: The Evolution of Production and Yields (1852-1971); Ontario's Dairy Industry, 1880-1920; Emigration from South Leinster to Eastern Upper Canada; Adapting to the Frontier Environment: The Ranching Industry in Western Canada, 1881-1914." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PIONEERS AND PROGRESS., Alix Clive Historical Club.  (Beatrice Parlby, Vera Barritt, Alice Nielsen, Alice Roland Simmons, Dr. A.E. Shore, et al.)
5 Alix Clive Historical Club. (Beatrice Parlby, Vera Barritt, Alice Nielsen, Alice Roland Simmons, Dr. A.E. Shore, et al.) PIONEERS AND PROGRESS.
Alberta, Canada Alix Clive Historical Club 1974 0919212433 / 9780919212435 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
880 pp, 10 5/8" H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering/decoration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps - section on cattle brands. A local history of the Alberta district surrounding Alix and Clive. Contents: Foreword; A "Times' Passing"; A Bird's Eye View of History; I'll Be Remembering; Half-Breed Scrip; Lamerton; Mining Along the Red Deer; Content Memories; Medicine in Pioneer Days; Breaking Horses With Mont; Railways Through Alix - C.P.R. Station Agents - C.N.R. Agents; School Districts - General Articles & Family Histories (Alix / Alix (North) / Carroll / Clive / Hickling / Hopedale - Haynes / North Star / Open Valley and Carradale / Ripley / Sargent / Stanton / Stone / St. Patrick's / Westling); Pioneers Not Bound By School Districts; Brands; Index of Family Histories / General Index. Christmas gift inscription and faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some very minor color fading on rear board, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block, small area of light soiling on top of text block. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
6 Anderson, Frank W. SHERIFFS AND OUTLAWS OF WESTERN CANADA.
(Frontier Publishing, Calgary, Alberta, 1973). 
100 pp, 10 1/2" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "In response to numerous requests for a book dealing exclusively with western Canadian gunmen and law enforcement officers, we have taken 39 of the best stories from 'Sagas of the Canadian West' and reproduced them here." Contents include: The First Shootout; Town Tamers; The McLean Gang; Ernest Chashel; Bulldog Kelly; The Wood Mountain Mob; Crackerbox Bill; Vigilante Action; Cariboo Killers; Cariboo Rowlands Caper; Manitoba's Krafchenko Problem; Ben Hales, Badman; Gus Brede, Smuggler; The Last Highwayman; The Dog and Big Rib, etc., etc. Interior - light browning to page edges, two pages with top corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - previous owners name address on front cover, small ink doodle on rear cover, cover edges browning. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
7 Appleby, Edna (Hill). CANMORE: THE STORY OF AN ERA.
Canmore, Alberta Self-published 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- Signed by Author
163 pp, 11 1/4" H. Signed by author on front free endpaper. B&w photographs, reproductions, fold-out school group (1926) photograph facing title page. Records the history of town of Canmore and the surrounding area. "Once located within the boundaries of Rocky Mountain Park, you observe Canmore changing from a CPR town into the only thriving coal mining town of the entire Bow Valley. Pictures and records of the once existing towns of Bankhead, Anthracite, Georgetown and Kananaskis are spotlighted as they enhanced the development of Canmore itself into the town it now is. The history of Exshaw and its cement plant is also recorded. Traced throughout the book is the development of the Canmore Mines from 1887 to 1974 with a subjective view of the miner and his contribution to Canmore." A few minor very small dents on rear board, minor browning on rear pastedowns. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear and rubbing, a few very small dents and small hole on rear panel, several medium tears/creases with old tape repair at top of rear panel, two very small stains on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IN RUPERT'S LAND: MEMOIRS OF WALTER TRAILL., Atwood, Mae, editor.  (Walter Traill.)
8 Atwood, Mae, editor. (Walter Traill.) IN RUPERT'S LAND: MEMOIRS OF WALTER TRAILL.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
232 pp, 8 3/4" H. Map endpapers. "Here is a lively and informative history of Walter J.S. Traill, youngest son of the famous Canadian pioneer settler, Catharine Parr Traill. Born in 1847, (he) left home - near Lakefield in Canada West - at 19 and set out for Prince Rupert's Land as a clerk with the Hudson's Bay Company, and this book is a collection of authentic writings compiled from his letters and journals by his nephew's wife. He tells of the day-to-day life of the Hudson's Bay clerks, of the hardships, the loneliness. The colonists are often hungry, and he recounts occasions when they ate sled dogs to prevent starvation. Traill presents a picture of the Riel rebellion, as he was for a time, a prisoner of Riel in Fort Garry and only released on condition that he left the territory Being a loyal Hudson's Bay man, he is strongly antagonistic to Louis Riel, but the rest of his writing reveals an objectivity and broadmindedness that is astonishing for the Victorian era." A couple of pages with tiny corner crease, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, some rubbing and soiling - mainly on rear panel, a few tiny edge chips and tears, very light browning at edges and on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MOTORING WITH THE SASKATCHEWAN MOTOR CLUB 1901-1980., Balfour, Marjorie.
9 Balfour, Marjorie. MOTORING WITH THE SASKATCHEWAN MOTOR CLUB 1901-1980.
Saskatchewan Self-published 1980 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
110 pp, 10 1/2" H. Faux leather covers with gilt lettring on spine and front board. The story of the Saskatchwan Motor Club told through newspaper articles, letters, b&w photographs, reproductions, etc. Faint erased pencil mark at top of free front endpaper, very minor edge wear, tiny corner bump on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
RED COATS ON THE PRAIRIES: THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE 1886-1900., Beahen, William and Horrall, Stan.
10 Beahen, William and Horrall, Stan. RED COATS ON THE PRAIRIES: THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE 1886-1900.
Centax, Regina, Saskatchewan, (1998). 
351 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w photos, reproductions. ".(C)uts through the romantic fantasies to expose the real heroes. It examines the social background of the men, their living conditions, their indiscretions, health, habits, training, discipline, benefits and marital relations. 'Red Coats on the Prairies' documents the influential role of the North-West Mounted Police in the political, social and cultural life of the developing western community." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - three tiny light marks on fore-edge of textblock, light crease on spine, very light soiling on bottom of textblock, book slightly cocked. VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PRAIRIE FIRE:  THE 1885 NORTH-WEST REBELLION., Beal, Bob & Macleod, Rod.
11 Beal, Bob & Macleod, Rod. PRAIRIE FIRE: THE 1885 NORTH-WEST REBELLION.
Hurtig, Edmonton, (1984). 
384 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888302622 B&w photos, maps, drawings. "(T)ells us about the Metis, who simply wanted the long-standing boundaries of their river-lot farms respected by the government as Ottawa divided up the land to sell it to homesteaders. It tells about the Indians, whose land had been sold by the government and tradition and self-support destroyed, and who were now literally starving while the government broke its promises or tried to tie them to concessions. It tells us of local government officials, who could not agree among themselves whether the Indians should be treated with discipline or with food. It tells us about the frightened settlers and townspeople, caught between the Indians and Metis they often sympathized with and the government they looked to for support. And it tells about the soldiers, who heroically set out to quell a rebellion, but whose greatest ordeal was the long train journey on which they were beset by freezing cold and extreme shortages of food." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, slight fading to spine color. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Bell, Charles Napier. (Henry Kelsey.) THE JOURNAL OF HENRY KELSEY (1691-1692). THE FIRST WHITE MAN TO REACH THE SASKATCHEWAN RIVER FROM HUDSON BAY, AND THE FIRST TO SEE THE BUFFALO AND GRIZZLY BEAR OF THE CANADIAN PLAINS - WITH NOTES ON SOME OTHER EXPERIENCES OF THE MAN.
Winnipeg Dawson Richardson Publications / The Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba 1928 Flexible simulated Leather Very Good - 
43 pp, 9 1/4" H. Flexible dark brown simulated leather covers with blind stamped borders and black lettering (evidence of some gilt on letters of 'Henry Kelsey', but very faint) on front board. B&w frontis-piece plus 9 maps (one fold-out, 1 double page, 7 single page). The Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba - Transaction No. 4 (New Series), 24th May, 1928. Small split in paper of inside front hinge, light liquid stain on front pastedown and on first panel of fold-out map that is between the endpapers, light waviness to bottom 1/2" of all pages, very light browning to endpapers, tiny bump at top/bottom of spine, loss of gold color on front board title lettering. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
13 Berger, Carl and Cook, Ramsay, editors. (John Warkentin, Frits Pannekoek, Arthur Silver, Alan Wilson, Robert Page, Robert Craig Brown, Richard Allen, Donald Avery, J.E. Rae, Lewis H. Thomas, Morris Zaslow, D.G. Creighton, Jacques Monet.) THE WEST AND THE NATION: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF W.L. MORTON.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1976 077101192X / 9780771011924 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Very Good 
335 pp, 8 1/2" H. "The contributors to (this book) consist of eminent colleagues of Dr. Morton, including his equally renowned contemporary, Donald Creighton, plus Ramsay Cook, Craig Brown, Jacques Monet, Richard Allen, and others. Each of them has prepared for this volume an article which adds a new dimension to areas of Canadian history in which Dr. Morton specialized: western Canadian history from the earliest explorations to the protest movements of the twenties and thirties, the history of the Conservative Party, and the role of the monarchy in Canadian life. In addition, Carl Berger has contributed an essay which analyzes and assesses Dr. Morton's contribution to the field of history." Minor browning to bottom of text block, moderate browning in margins of pages and to fore-edge and top of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge tear (with crease) and two tiny tears - archivally taped, minor rubbing, verry light browning at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LAND OF PROMISE., Blackburn, John H.  Edited and with Introduction by John Archer.
14 Blackburn, John H. Edited and with Introduction by John Archer. LAND OF PROMISE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
238 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Alberta in the early days of (the 20th century) was the last, best west. Each year immigrants from many nations arrived in search of cheap, readily available land. Among them was the Blackburn family, which came from the United States in 1911 to settle on a farm at Tofield, near Edmonton. Not yet sixteen, John Blackburn immediately went to work helping his father with the many tasks that would create a permanent home on the virgin land - clearing, breaking, fencing, sowing, digging wells, and building a house and barns. A few years later he married a neighbour's daughter and began the cycle again on his own land at Lavoy in the Vegreville district. Here he farmed until the late 1930s, and from his experience he writes movingly of the farmer's ceaseless battle against time, economic fluctuations, and the hazards of drought, hail, and early frosts. Throughout his story he gives particlar attention to the essential role of the hired man in prairie agriculture. Nor does he negelect the part played by the farm wife with her never-ending work. But life was not all drudgery for the pioneer and his family; even in hard times an active community life provided them with many diversions to lessen the harshness of their existence. For the farmers there sometimes seemed to be more bad years than good, and the financial returns were often slender. But many of the people who lived through those years remember the simple, uncomplicated life of the pioneer as the happiest time of their lives. John Blackburn's account of pioneer farming in Alberta is typical of the experience of many prairie settlers, and is an important contribution to the history of the Canadian West." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, faint erased pencil mark at top of front free endpaper. Dust jacket has minor browning at top/bottom edges of flaps, tiny black ink speck on spine, minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
15 Blower, James. Foreword by Grant MacEwan. GOLD RUSH: A PICTORIAL LOOK AT THE PART EDMONTON PLAYED IN THE GOLD ERA OF THE 1890s.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1971 007092919X / 9780070929197 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
199 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 10 5/8" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "By 1898 all roads led to the Klondike. One such road was to pass through the tiny Edmonton community, and Edmonton was never to be the same again. As the gateway and principal outfitting centre to one of the most popular - albeit treacherous - overland trails to the Yukon gold fields, Edmonton, then only 1500 strong, found itself playing host to over 2000 rough and hearty Klondikers. Within two years the town population doubled, local merchants prospered, business boomed. They were colourful times, not to be missed, and James Blower recounts them fondly. He salutes those boisterous, hopeful men equipped with pack horses, ox teams or dog sleds, embarking on a wild journey of more than 1600 miles through forests, swamps, perilous rivers and lakes. Parties of men never heard from again - did they strike it rich in the gold fields or were they victims of drowning, scurvey, starvation? Fortunately, Edmonton boasted two excellent photographers during the Klondike days - W.C. Mathers and Ernest Brown - who recorded on film this extraordinary period in history. Their photographs, most of which have never been published before, represent the greater part of this book." Faint thin red pen mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has minor efge wrinking, two very small edge tears archivally taped, an areas of a four tiny scuffs on front panel, very light soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
16 Bruce, Jean. THE LAST BEST WEST.
Toronto Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1976 0889024014 / 9780889024014 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Author
177 pp, 9 1/4" H. Signed by author on title page, under printed name. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "Between 1896 and 1914, the Canadian government carried out a vigorous programme in central Europe, Britain, and the United States to persuade people to immigrate to the Canadian west, 'The Last Best West'. Hundreds of thousands of prospective settlers from diverse and distinctive ethnic backgrounds responded, leading to an extraordinary mass migration which changed the face of Canada. This great campaign to populate the west is presented here by Jean Bruce, in a compelling and moving selection of more than 190 photographs of the period, together with short related texts. Her superb pictorial history gives a fine sense of scope and perspective to this vital period in the growth of Canada. We see all the paraphernalia of the government advertising campaign, the journey from the setllers' homelands, the first prairie homesteads, the development of western cities and industries and, above all, the people whose lives transformed - and were transformed by - the Canadian west." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 Brumfield, Kirby. THE WHEAT ALBUM: A PICTURE AND STORY SCRAPBOOK OF WHEAT HARVESTS IN YEARS GONE BY.
Seattle, Washington Superior Publishing 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
192 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, advertisements, articles, reproductions. "This 'scrapbook' is as absorbing as an old family album that carries one back through the decades. Pictures and yarns of the early 1800s wheat-farming era, when harvesting was a matter of hand labor - cutting with scythes - bundling into sheaves - and the women following the crews to cook up husky meals for hungry men. Then came Cyrus McCormick's mechanical reaper. Although many were dubious about the machine, it proved itself highly competent, and the whole picture changed. Harvest-ing would never be the same again. Following the success of the reaper came many other inventions that revolutionized wheat farming and all of agriculture. But wheat farming still required plenty of people-power." Contents: Introduction; Heroic Homesteaders; Prairie Life; Getting the Crop In; Heading and Binding (Heading / Binding / Stacking); Threshing (Sweep Power / Woimen Worked Too); Combined-Harvester. Small bump at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing with some color loss on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
I WOULD DO IT AGAIN:  REMINISCENCES OF THE ROCKIES., Campbell, Robert E.  Foreword by T.U. "Tommy" Primrose.
18 Campbell, Robert E. Foreword by T.U. "Tommy" Primrose. I WOULD DO IT AGAIN: REMINISCENCES OF THE ROCKIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good- 
204 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w photographs. "Urged many times to write the story of his life, Mr. Robert Campbell, now in his eighty-eighth year, finally acceded to the request. The result is this very readable book of reminiscence, rich in humour and history, adventure and anecdote, told by a master storyteller. In a breezy and colloquial style the author tells of his experiences in and around Banff, of his political life, experiences in the army during World War I, and his encounters with important visitors in the Canadian Rockies. This is not only a fascinating story, but a valuable record of early days when the Rockies were just beginning to attract attention as a tourist centre for the world." A few scattered very small light stains on page 49, light edge wear, small bump at three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, creases at top of rear panel, several edge tears archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Cashman, Tony. THE BEST EDMONTON STORIES.
Hurtig, Edmonton, (1976). 
207 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Tony Cashman takes us back to (an) age of stout-hearted men and women, giving a lively picture of a vigorous (and contentious) young city. The stories range in time from the days of old Fort Edmonton right up to the 1940s, but most are set in the early decades of (the 20th) century when Edmontonians were filled with the 'booster' spirit that built the city." Very light browning to edges of boards, tiny ink mark and minor soiling to top of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, light fading to spine color, moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several small closed tears - archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling. VG/G 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
20 Chalmers, John W. LAIRD OF THE WEST.
Calgary, Alberta Detselig 1981 0920490182 / 9780920490181 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
289 pp, 9 1/4" H. "For the Canadian North-West, the 1870's and early '80's were a period of immense change. The buffalo were fast disappearing from the Great Plains, forever altering the lives of the native peoples. Region by region, the Indians were being sequestered on their reserves. Christianity was replacing their indigenous religions. Intertribal warfare and lawless whiskey trading were dimin-ishing or ending. Surveyors were marking off great tracts into ranges and townships, and a trickle of settlers and ranchers were pre-empting the ancient Indian heritage of the earth itself. It was a time and place dominated by individuals of ambition, energy, talent, and integrity: HBC men, Mounties, mission-aries, journalists, Indian chiefs. Not least of these was the Hon. David Laird, sojourner and lieutenant-governor of the North-West Territories from 1876 to 1881. Laird was first a Presbyterian, second an Islander, distantly third a Liberal - and ultimately a great Canadian. This is his story, his life on Prince Edward Island and in the West, to which he returned in 1899 for an eventful decade. It is the tale of a man who was intimately or peripherally involved in completion of seven of the Indian Great Treaties, the one who became known as The-man-whose-tongue-is-not-forked. And finally, it is an account of the time and place and circumstances in which he helped to build the Last Best West." Three small corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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I WOULD DO IT AGAIN:  REMINISCENCES OF THE ROCKIES., Campbell, Robert E.  Foreword by T.U. "Tommy" Primrose.
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Campbell, Robert E. Foreword by T.U. "Tommy" Primrose.
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ALTITUDES IN MANITOBA., Montgomery, R.H.
ALTITUDES IN MANITOBA.
Montgomery, R.H.
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