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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 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 A team of researchers worked through books, monographs, journals, theses, unpublished papers and reports, publications by Indians, and federal and provincial government documents to generate over three throusand entries covering a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
 
 
THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813., Berton, Pierre.
2 Berton, Pierre. THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1980 0771012357 / 9780771012358 Limited First Edition, Specially Bound. Near Fine Tom McNeely, endpapers. 
363 pp, 9 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, maps/battle plans. Blue (faux?) leather spine with gilt lettering & decoration, gray boards with blue decoration on front board. "This first edition copy - is one of a limited number (unspecified) which have been specially bound and slipcased" from the copyright page. " To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed the best way to bloody John Bull's nose. It would, as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted, be 'a mere matter of marching'. How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended on the bloody banks of the River Raisin, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced to surrender, and the British were in control of all of Michigan Territory and much of Indiana and Ohio. Drawing on personal memoirs and diaries as well as official dispatches, the author has been able to get inside the characters of the men who fought the war - the common soldier as well as the generals. (C)owards and heroes, flawed generals and bumbling bureaucrats, traitors, loyalists, war profiteers, military incompetents and geniuses. (T)he War of 1812, or more properly the myth of the war, served to give the new settlers (of Upper Canada) a sense of community and set them on a different course from that of their neighbours. The Canadian way of life, says Berton, has its roots in the invasion of Canada." Tiny area of glue residue at the edge of the rear board leather. Slipcase has a tiny edge scuff on rear panel, a few very small minor soiling marks on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BELLEVILLE: A POPULAR HISTORY., Boyce, Gerry.
3 Boyce, Gerry. BELLEVILLE: A POPULAR HISTORY.
Toronto Natural Heritage / Dundurn 2008 1550028634 / 9781550028638 First Edition Fine 
310 pp, square large 8vo (9" x 9"). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(A) treasure trove of stories - 'glorious and not-so-glorious' - embodying the history of the city of Belleville (Ontario) and its beautiful surroundings. Gerry Boyce, the dean of the area's historians, has done a masterful job of pulling together the best of Belleville's storied past, episode by episode, decade by decade: here one learns about the Native roots of the place, its debatable 'discovery' by Champlain, its hot-headed pre-Confederation politics, its involvement in Spiritualism in the 1850s and the spread of prostitution in the Victorian 1870s. Moving forward from the days of Susanna Moodie and Mackenzie Bowell, it provides an entertaining and probing stroll through the past 110 years, reminding readers of such national events as the sensational 1959 victory by the Belleville MacFarlands over the Russians at the World Amateur Hockey Championship in Prague; and then, less well known, the financially crippling news of secret payments made to the players. Gerry Boyce (reminds) us that our history, be it local or national, is much more lively and intriguing than we often realize." Michael Peterman . Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BUFFALO PEOPLE:  PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY ON THE CANADIAN PLAINS., Bryan, Liz.
4 Bryan, Liz. THE BUFFALO PEOPLE: PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY ON THE CANADIAN PLAINS.
Edmonton University of Alberta Press 1991 0888642210 / 9780888642219 First Edition Very Good 
215 pp, 9" H. B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings/diagrams. "The prehistoric nomadic inhabitants of Canada had no writing, no large settlements, and very little in the way of lasting material things. Before Europeans came to North America they had no guns, no horses, no hard metals. What clues we have come primarily from the work of archaeologists sifting through the buried evidence - little bits of stone and bone and pottery, refuse heaps and fire pits, ancient villages and burials, fingerprints and prehistoric blood. Yet theirs is a long and triumphant story of survival, a story that is even now just beginning to be told." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, two small minoe corner creases, very slight lean to spine. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY.  PAPERS AND RECORDS.  VOL. I., Casey, Thomas, et al.
5 Casey, Thomas, et al. ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY. PAPERS AND RECORDS. VOL. I.
Toronto William Briggs 1899 Good 
140 pp, 10" H. 2 b&w plates. Contents: Rev. John Langhorn - Personal Note; Marriage Record of Rev. John Langhorn, No. 1; Rev. G. O'Kill Stuart's Register at St. John's Church, Bath; Marriage Register of St. John's Church, Ernest Town, No. 2; Langhorn's Book, No. 3; In the Parish Register of St. George, Kingston; A Register of Baptisms for the Township of Fredericksburgh; Rev. John Langhorn's Records, 1787-1813 - Burials; Rev. John Langhorn Register of St. Paul's Church, Fredericksburgh; Rev. Robert McDowall - Personal Note; McDowall Marriage Register; A Register of Baptisms by the Rev. Robert McDowall; Marriage Register of Stephen Conger, J.P., Hallowell; Some Descendants of Joseph Brant; Remarks on the Maps of St. Regis to Sault Ste. Marie; Sketch of Peter Teeple, Loyalist and Pioneer, 1762-1847; The Cameron Rolls, 1812; The Talbot Settlement and Buffalo in 1816. Interior - staples are rusty at inside front hinge, small bump at top corner of approx. last forty pages and at bottom corner of approx. first fifty pages, light toning to pages. Exterior - moderate browning to edges of pages and text block - foxing on bottom of text block, crease at top/bottom corner of rear cover, light wear at top/bottom of spine, 1" line indentation and a few tiny stains on front cover, tiny piece missing at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863., Cheadle, Walter B.  Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot.  Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas.
6 Cheadle, Walter B. Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot. Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas. CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300352 / 9780888300355 First Thus Very Good+ Very Good 
311 pp, 7 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, fold-out map at rear."The incredible journey of William Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, and his long-suffering companion, Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, over the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862-63 was a highly improbable, miraculously successful expedition, well-seasoned with comic relief though it very nearly ended several times in tragedy. Dr. Cheadle's 'Journal' first appeared in 1931, sixty-six years after publication of 'The North-West Passage by Land', a bestselling account of the expedition supposedly co-authored by the young Lord Milton and his companion. Besides confirming suspicions that the first book was in fact Cheadle's, the 'Journal' is more candid about the two adventurer's motives ('we were a mere party of pleasure'), and a much more precise record of life and travel in the Northwest during the latter days of the fur trade era. Cheadle acknowledges the heavy debt owed by all of the early explorers to the plains Indians, who passed on to the first white men their sophistication in the ways of the wilderness. He also records the gradual demoralization of the native people under the impact of European culture. His own Assiniboine guide was an invaluable support to Cheadle, who had to cope not only with Lord Milton's constant petulance and frequent illness, but with the most obnoxious hitchhiker ever to cross the Rockies." On or two small faint areas of browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear and tiny tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (archivally taped), slight fading to spine color, faint small writing impressions on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CREDIT VALLEY GATEWAY: THE STORY OF PORT CREDIT., Clarkson, Betty.
7 Clarkson, Betty. CREDIT VALLEY GATEWAY: THE STORY OF PORT CREDIT.
Port Credit, Ontario Port Credit Public Library Board, Port Credit, Ontario, 1967. 1967 Very Good No Jacket 
230 pp, 8vo (9" H) - green cloth with gold lettering on spine/front board. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Chapter headings: A Look at Port Credit Today; The Early Years; The Mississauga Indians and Trading; John Graves Simcoe; The Government Inn; Sale of Indian Land 1805; The Old Survey; The War of 1812-14; The Government Builds an Indian Village; Early Neighbours; The Mouth of the Credit; The Government Plans a Village and Harbour; Rebellion Years 1837; Growth of the Village; Government; The 1850's and the Railway; The Great Fire of 1855; Telegraph and Stonehookers; Mr. Capreol and Confederation; A Ride Through Port Credit in 1880; The End of the Century; Port Credit Becomes a Resort Area; Industry and Education; Port Credit Becomes an Incorporated Village; The Harbour; Yesterday and Today; A Walk Through the Old Section; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index. Two tiny corner bumps, light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor soiling, faint foxing marks near fore-edge of copyright and dedication pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Clarkson, Betty. With contributions by Lorne Joyce and Harold Hare. AT THE MOUTH OF THE CREDIT.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1988 0919822169 / 9780919822160 Reprint Near Fine 
72 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w maps, photographs, drawings. Errata sheet tipped in. Contents: The Mississauga Indians; The Government Inn at the Mouth of the Credit River; Survey and Settlement, 1805-1818 Treaty L and; The Credit Harbour Becomes a Shipping Centre; The Government Builds a Log Village for the Indians; The Government Plans a Village at the Credit Harbour; Rebellion Years 1837; Government and the Coming of the Railway; Stone Hooking and Fishing (by Lorne Joyce); The 1855 Harbour Fire, and the Coming of the Railway; Old Port Credit (from a talk by Harold Hare); Port Credit Becomes an Incorporated Village; Port Credit Today. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 17.50 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.
9 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. 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
 
 
PEEPS AT MANY LANDS:  CANADA., Cranston, J. Herbert.
10 Cranston, J. Herbert. PEEPS AT MANY LANDS: CANADA.
London A. & C. Black 1935 Good+ Fair T. Mower Martin. 
90 pp, small 8vo (7 11/16" H). 4 colour plates by T. Mower Martin, b&w map, photographs - collated. Contents: "From Sea to Sea and From River Unto the Ends of the Earth"; Seen From an Aeroplane; A Climate Second to None; The Canadian Melting Pot; City and Country Life; The Habitants of Quebec; Maintaining Law and Order; The Red Man's Last Stand; Caring for the Eskimos; Centres of Population; The World's Fastest Games (Ice Hockey / Lacrosse); Fun in the Out-of-Doors; The Gigantic Iron Horse; More Motorists than Cyclists; Mercy Flights in the Northland; Wild but not Dangerous; Mining Comes to the Front; The Lumberjack; Cowboys and "Combines"; Trap Lines and Fish Nets. Very light browning to pages and endpapers, previous owner's bookplate and name in ink on front endpapers, light browning to edges of text block and on spine/edges of boards, minor soiling, one slight corner bump, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has chips, tears and creases; moderate rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY.  PAPERS AND RECORDS.  VOL.VIII., Cruickshank, E., Lt.-Col.; Gardiner, H.F; Bruce, G.W., Lt.-Col.; Mills; G.K.; Rogers, R.V.; Ellis, W.S.; McMorine, Rev.; Machar, Agnes Maule; Cumberland, Barlow; MacKenzie, Charles; Gilkison, Augusta Isabella Grant; Carnochan, Janet.
11 Cruickshank, E., Lt.-Col.; Gardiner, H.F; Bruce, G.W., Lt.-Col.; Mills; G.K.; Rogers, R.V.; Ellis, W.S.; McMorine, Rev.; Machar, Agnes Maule; Cumberland, Barlow; MacKenzie, Charles; Gilkison, Augusta Isabella Grant; Carnochan, Janet. ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY. PAPERS AND RECORDS. VOL.VIII.
Toronto Ontario Historical Society 1907 Good- 
228 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: The Insurrection in the Short Hills in 1838; The Hamiltons of Queenston, Kingston and Hamilton; The Petuns; The Nottawasaga River Route; The First Commission of the Peace for the District of Mecklenburg; Some Events in the History of Kingston; Early History of the Anglican Church in Kingston; Some Epochs in the Story of Old Kingston; The Navies of Lake Ontario in the War of 1812. Notes from the Papers of a Naval Officer then serving on His Majesty's Ships; Cataraqui; Captain William Gilkison. Notes from a Paper; Early Churches in the Niagara Peninsula, Stamford and Chippewa, with Marriage Records of Thomas and James Cummings, J.P., and Extracts from the Cummings Papers. Interior - soft slight bump at top corner of pages, light toning in margins of pages, inside hinges have glue residue and paper pulls, staples at rear inside hinge are rusty. Exterior - small tear and wear at top/bottom of front hinge, light browning to edges of covers, some darkening/browning to edges of text block, soft crease at top corner of front cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
CLEARING THE PLAINS:  DISEASE, POLITICS OF STARVATION, AND THE LOSS OF ABORIGINAL LIFE., Daschuk, James.
12 Daschuk, James. CLEARING THE PLAINS: DISEASE, POLITICS OF STARVATION, AND THE LOSS OF ABORIGINAL LIFE.
Regina, Saskatchewan University of Regina Press 2013 0889772967 / 9780889772960 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
318 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "In arresting, but harrowing prose, James Daschuk examines the role that Old World diseases, climate, and, most disturbingly, Canadian politics - the politics of ethnocide - played in the deaths and subjugation of thousands of aboriginal people in the realization of Sir John A. Macdonald's 'National Dream'. It was a dream that came at great expense: the present disparity in health and economic well-being between First Nations and non-Native populations, and the lingering racism and misunderstanding that permeates the national consciousness to this day." Chapter headings: Indigenous Health, Environment, and Disease before Europeans; The Early Fur Trade: Territorial Dislocation and Disease; Early Competition and the Extension of Trade and Disease, 1740-82; Despair and Death during the Fur Trade Wars, 1783-1821; Expansion of Settlement and Erosion of Health during the HBC Monopoly, 1821-69; Canada, the Northwest, and the Treaty Period, 1869-76; Treaties, Famine, and Epidemic Transition on the Plains, 1877-82; Dominion Administration of Relief, 1883-85; The Nadir of Indigenous Health, 1886-91; Conclusion. Signature & date on title page - possibly author's. Two page leaves with small crease at top corner, minor wrinkling at top of spine, tiny dent at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine, soft crease down middle of spine, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
AYORAMA., De Coccola, Raymond and King, Paul.
13 De Coccola, Raymond and King, Paul. AYORAMA.
New York Oxford University Press 1956 Second Printing Very Good Good James Houston. Signed by Author
316 pp, 9" H. Map endpapers, drawings in black on blue stock by James Houston. Signed on title page "R. de Coccola". There is a non-authorial inscription on the half title page from one couple to another, stating "Father De C. is a good friend of ours, we hope you enjoy his story". "This is (the story of 'The People Beyond'), occasionally poignant, often shocking, but always heroic, from the opening scene of birth in an isolated iglu lit only by a flickering blubber lamp to the final disaster wrought by an epidemic that rages through a whole encampment. Raymond de Coccola was a missionary among these people for twelve years. In surroundings that could not have been more different from his native Corsica, he resolved to learn to understand the people by entering fully into their lives. He shared their quarters in iglu and tent, travelled with them on land and sea in the long winter and short summer, and took his full share in the skilled and unremitting labour of the hunt. Out of this experience comes an account of Eskimo life that will hold every reader fascinated." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, small split on front hinge, very small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - some with small creases.very light edge browning, light soiling - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY IN THEIR BLOOD:  THE INDIAN PORTRAITS OF NICHOLAS DE GRANDMAISON., Dempsey, Hugh A.  Introduction by J. Russell Harper.
14 Dempsey, Hugh A. Introduction by J. Russell Harper. HISTORY IN THEIR BLOOD: THE INDIAN PORTRAITS OF NICHOLAS DE GRANDMAISON.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1982 0888943601 / 9780888943606 Very Good+ Very Good+ Nicholas de Grandmaison. 
124 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions, b&w photographs. "(P)resents 64 of de Grandmaison's finest Indian portraits, all from the Bank of Montreal collection. Superbly reproduced in color, they are enhanced by J. Russell Harper's introduction and a text from Hugh A. Dempsey, Chief Curator of the Glenbow Museum. Dr. Dempsey sketches in the details of de Grandmaison's life, provides a background to the history and way of life of the native peoples the artist painted, and writes informative, sometimes anecdotal, captions about the subjects themselves. The very names of these people are fascinating: Favorite Ill Walker, Blue Flash of Lightning, Sinew Feet, Mrs. Shot Both Sides." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing and mnor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ALBERTA HISTORY.  VOLUME 25, NUMBERS 2-4 (SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1977), VOLUME 26, NUMBERS 1-4 (WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1978), VOLUME 27, NUMBERS 1 & 2 (WINTER/SPRING 1979), VOLUME 28, NUMBER 1 (WINTER 1980).  10 NUMBERS IN TOTAL., Dempsey, Hugh A., Editor.  Donald B. Smith, J.W. Chalmers, L.J. Wilson, D.J. Hall, C.E.D. Wood, john Liss, W.T. Williamson, Elise A. Corbet, Tom M. Henson, Terry L. Chapman, Rolf, T. Lund, Colin A. Thomson, Eric, J. Holmgren, Anne B. Woywitka, et al.
15 Dempsey, Hugh A., Editor. Donald B. Smith, J.W. Chalmers, L.J. Wilson, D.J. Hall, C.E.D. Wood, john Liss, W.T. Williamson, Elise A. Corbet, Tom M. Henson, Terry L. Chapman, Rolf, T. Lund, Colin A. Thomson, Eric, J. Holmgren, Anne B. Woywitka, et al. ALBERTA HISTORY. VOLUME 25, NUMBERS 2-4 (SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1977), VOLUME 26, NUMBERS 1-4 (WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1978), VOLUME 27, NUMBERS 1 & 2 (WINTER/SPRING 1979), VOLUME 28, NUMBER 1 (WINTER 1980). 10 NUMBERS IN TOTAL.
Calgary, Alberta Historical Society of Alberta Very Good 
10 numbers of Alberta History, running from Spring 1977 to Spring 1979 plus Winter 1980, 10" H, each 40 pp. Colour pictorial covers, b&w photographs, drawings, maps, political cartoons. Articles cover: Half-Breed Commission; 1919 Royal Visit; Treaty No. 6; Road to Banff, 1890; Tom Kerr; Ku Klux Klan; Early Eugenics Movement; Skiing in Banff; Black Immigration; High Level Bridge; Women in Labour Movement; Railway to Athabasca; Bobtail Land Surrender; Edmonton Theatres; Arthur Evans; Stocking the Canadian Range; Elliott Galt Letters; Chivaree; Alberta Field Force; George Chipman; Buffalo Bone Industry; Ella Hartt, Photographer; Labouring on the Railroad; Killing a Wetigo; Calgary Land Reservation; To the Red Deer River; etc. Interior - Spring 1979 has a small stain at bottom edge of twp pages otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - six books with light fading and/or light browning on spine/rearhinge area - two books with moderate fading in same area, very light to light rubbing/soiling - mostly on rear covers, minor edge wear, a few soft wrinkles on some covers, Summer and Autumn 1978 have a slight bump at top corner. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
WHEN THE WHALERS WERE UP NORTH:  INUIT MEMORIES FROM THE EASTERN ARCTIC., Eber, Dorothy Harley.
16 Eber, Dorothy Harley. WHEN THE WHALERS WERE UP NORTH: INUIT MEMORIES FROM THE EASTERN ARCTIC.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1989 0773507027 / 9780773507029 First Edition Near Fine Very Good+ 
187 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, whaling vessels from Britain and America plied their trade in great numbers in the waters off the Eastern Arctic of North America. The heyday of whaling has, until now, been documented solely from the perspective of the whalers, never from the viewpoint of the Inuit, whose lives were touched - and sometimes destroyed - by their presence. Here, finally, is a rich view from the perspective of the Inuit, who welcomed the whalers and served on their crews. The author tells a story drawn from oral memories, a story which will soon disappear with the last Inuit generation to have seen the whalers. Illuminated by a remarkable collection of drawings, photographs, and illustrations, many in full colour, tales are told of when the whalers first appeared on the north-east coast of Baffin Island, how they set upland stations in the whale-rich waters of Cumberland Sound, and how they eventually pushed on into Hudson Bay. During this time the Inuit not only fed and clothed the whalers, they hunted with them, adding to the whalers' wealth. Our understanding of change in Inuit life is often linked to the fur traders, who arrived in the North fifty years after the arrival of the whalers. In truth it is the Inuit's close contact with the foreign world of the whalers which maked the beginning of a change in previously undisturbed Inuit culture and tradition." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ADVENTURERS IN THE WEST: HENRY ROSS HALPIN, FUR TRADER AND INDIAN AGENT., Elliott, David R.  Foreword by Dr. Richard J. Preston.
17 Elliott, David R. Foreword by Dr. Richard J. Preston. ADVENTURERS IN THE WEST: HENRY ROSS HALPIN, FUR TRADER AND INDIAN AGENT.
Toronto Natural Heritage / Dundurn 2008 1550028030 / 9781550028034 First Edition Near Fine 
239 pp, 9" H. 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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE COVENANT CHAIN:  INDIAN CEREMONIAL AND TRADE SILVER., Fredrickson, N. Jaye.  Catalogue of the exhibition by Sandra Gibb.  Foreword by John E. Langdon.
18 Fredrickson, N. Jaye. Catalogue of the exhibition by Sandra Gibb. Foreword by John E. Langdon. THE COVENANT CHAIN: INDIAN CEREMONIAL AND TRADE SILVER.
Ottawa National Museum of Man 1980 0660103478 / 9780660103471 Very Good+ Very Good- 
168 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "Indian trade silver is a fascinating and little-known part of our cultural heritage - a product of the interaction between two profoundly different cultures during the European exploration of North America. Originating in the early diplomatic gifts of medals to friendly Indians, the distribution of silver became widespread during the height of the fur trade, 1760 to 1821. Silver ornaments designed specifically for the fur trade included brooches, gorgets, armbands, legbands, earrings, nose-rings, crosses and headbands. A travelling exhibition of over two hundred of these ornaments was organized by the National Museum of Man, Ottawa, and this book was written to accompany it. Previously known only to scholars and collectors, this unusual art form has now become accessible to a much wider public. The silver ornaments created for the fur trade were produced by both European and colonial silversmiths, but the Iroquois began to make similar pieces for their people after silver ceased to be available through the fur trade. Although the craft died out, it has recently been revived, and the exhibition includes many examples of modern Iroquois workmanship. Some pieces are based on traditional trade-silver patterns, but others are of the silversmiths' own design. The book illustrates and describes all the silver chosen for the exhibition from museums in Canada and the United States. Paintings and portraits of the period show the colourful and unexpected ways the Indians wore their silver jewellery." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Minor rubbing, fading to colour on rear hinge area, light browning at top of flaps. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY.  (DREAM CATCHERS), Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher
19 Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY. (DREAM CATCHERS)
Etobicoke Prospero 1999 1552678458 / 9781552678459 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. 
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THE CANADIAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION.  REPORT, 1964 OF THE ANNUAL MEETING HELD AT CHARLOTTETOWN, JUNE 10-13 OF THIS YEAR.  WITH HISTORICAL PAPERS., Heisler, John P. And Ouellet, Fernand, Editors.  Marcel Trudel, Yves F. Zoltvany, J. Mackay Hitsman, Marc La Terreur, Russel Ward, J. Hanrahan, Richard M. Saunders, C.B. O'Keefe, W.B. Hamilton, A.V. Tucker, G.S. French, Forest McDonald.
20 Heisler, John P. And Ouellet, Fernand, Editors. Marcel Trudel, Yves F. Zoltvany, J. Mackay Hitsman, Marc La Terreur, Russel Ward, J. Hanrahan, Richard M. Saunders, C.B. O'Keefe, W.B. Hamilton, A.V. Tucker, G.S. French, Forest McDonald. THE CANADIAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. REPORT, 1964 OF THE ANNUAL MEETING HELD AT CHARLOTTETOWN, JUNE 10-13 OF THIS YEAR. WITH HISTORICAL PAPERS.
Ottawa Canadian Historical Association 1964 Good 
163 pp, 9 3/4" H. Contents (two articles in French marked by *): *Discours du President, par Marcel Trudel; The Problem of Western Policy under Philippe de Rigaud de Vaudreuil 1703-1725, by Yves F. Zoltvany; Military Defenders of Prince Edward Island 1775-1864, by J. Mackay Hitsman; *Correspondence Laurier - Mme Joseph Lavergne 1891-1893, par Marc La Terreur; 'Frontierism' and National Stereotypes, by Russel Ward; Cathedral Schools: The Institutional Development of Twelfth-Century Education, by J. Hanrahan; Education Against the Jesuits: A Weapon of the Enlightenment, by Richard M. Saunders; The Assembly of the Clergy and the Enlightenment 1755-1788, by C.B. O'Keefe; Constitutional and Political Reflections on the Dismissal of Lord Grenville's Ministry, by W.B. Hamilton; Politics and the Army in the Unionist Government of England 1900-1905, by A.V. Tucker; Louis Barthou and the German Question 1934, by G.S. French; Constituional Aspects of American Federalism, by Forest McDonald: Reports (of the Secretary / of the Archives Section / of the Treasurer); List of Members and Affiliated Organizations. Interior - moderate bump to top/bottom corner of text bloc, clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bump/crease to top.bottom corner of covers, soft crease down front cover - also down free front endpaper, light edge wear, small tear at bottom of front hinge and one at bottom edge of rear cover - both repaired, creases on spine. 
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