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1. True North: The Yukon and Northwest
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2. Exploring Our Educational Past:
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3. The Boundaries between Us: Natives
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4. Tour of the American Lakes, and
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5. Alone in Silence: European Women
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6. North of Athabasca: Slave Lake
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7. Hunters at the Margin: Native
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8. Tour of the American Lakes, and
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10. Unravelling the Franklin Mystery:
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11. Memory, Community, And Activism:
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12. The Northwest Coast: Or, Three
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13. Pike's Portage
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14. As Long As This Land Shall Last:
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15. Liberalism, Surveillance, and
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16. Beyond the Reservation: Indians,
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17. Outpost: John Mcloughlin And The
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18. Notes of a Twenty-Five Years'
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19. Mental Territories: Mapping the
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20. The Frontier, Union, and Stephen

1. True North: The Yukon and Northwest Territories (Illustrated History of Canada)
by William R. Morrison
Paperback: 232 Pages (1998-07-16)
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What can be said of the Yukon and Northwest Territories as a homeland? What does it mean to be indigenous to this area? This book offers a wealth of photographs and illustrations, as well as a lively and approachable historical text, in its documentation of the land and its people. ... Read more


2. Exploring Our Educational Past: Schooling in the Northwest Territories and Alberta
by Nick Kach, Kas Mazurek
Paperback: 100 Pages (1992-08-15)
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Schooling in the Northwest Territories and Alberta. ... Read more


3. The Boundaries between Us: Natives and Newcomers along the Frontiers of the Old Northwest Territory, 1750-1850
Hardcover: 261 Pages (2006-01-30)
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4. Tour of the American Lakes, and Among the Indians of the North-West Territory, in 1830 (Volume 01); Disclosing the Character and Prospects of
by Calvin Colton
Paperback: 124 Pages (2010-01-01)
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Title: Tour of the American Lakes, and Among the Indians of the North-West Territory, in 1830: Disclosing the Character and Prospects of the Indian RaceVolume: 01Publisher: London : F. Westley and A. H. DavisPublication date: 1833Subjects: Indians of North AmericaIndians of North America -- Government relationsIndians of North America -- Northwest, OldCherokee IndiansGreat Lakes (North America) -- Description and travelNotes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes.When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. You can also preview the book there. ... Read more


5. Alone in Silence: European Women in the Canadian North Before 1940 (Mcgill-Queen's Native and Northern Series, 27.)
by Barbara E. Kelcey
Paperback: 227 Pages (2001-11)
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It has been estimated that over 500 European women travelled or lived in Canada's Northwest Territories before 1940. They came as visiters, journalists, and artists, or worked as nurses, scientists, and missionaries. In Alone in Silence Barbara Kelcey describes the women who lived and worked in the north and the unique situations they faced. Kelcey details their struggles with the domestic realities of setting up a home or living in the hostile conditions imposed by the geography, as well as their need to adjust the way they worked. The rich sources left by Christian missionaries provide details of missionary women caught up in the zeal of their vocation but held within the confines of a paternal church. The letters and reports of the Grey Nuns who worked alongside the Oblate Fathers in the Mackenzie indicate the hardships imposed by their situation but also show how driven they were by their missionary purpose. Alone in Silence is the first book to address the anonymity of European women in the North. Kelcey draws from a diverse field of sources, making use of published and primary sources so scattered that there has been no previous sense of collective memories.By giving voice to this neglected group she offers a unique perspective on the vast literature on life in the north. ... Read more


6. North of Athabasca: Slave Lake and Mackenzie River Documents of the North West Company, 1800-1821 (Rupert's Land Record Society Series)
Hardcover: 504 Pages (2001-06)
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The fur trade has been an important building block in Canada's history. While much is known about the Hudson's Bay Company, information about the North West Company in the Slave Lake and Mackenzie River Districts has been scattered in various archives. In "North of Athabasca" Lloyd Keith provides the first detailed, document-based history of this pioneering company. Using unused or little-known documents, Keith fills in gaps and corrects inconsistencies in previous information about the company. "North of Athabasca" not only includes the extensively annotated texts of eleven North West Company documents but Keith's introductory essay amplifies what is known about the context of the fur trade. His biographical notes provide personal details about the proprietors and clerks involved in the fur trade as well as the engages and aboriginal trading leaders. A sketch of the trading activities of every Native mentioned in the journals is included.Engages are shown to be more than labouring drones - Keith demonstrates that men such as Jean-Baptiste LaPrise were as important in furthering the interests of the North West Company north of Athabasca as any of the clerks or proprietors who kept the accounts and wrote the journals included here. The journals, often in fractured English or colloquial Canadian French, and incorporating aboriginal terminology, make intriguing reading. A glossary is provided to assist with some of the more arcane terms. "North of Athabasca" fills an important void in the literature on this period and region. Readers interested in fur trade history as well as students of exploration, genealogy, ethnography, and Native studies will find this a welcome addition to the literature on a fascinating topic. Lloyd Keith is professor emeritus of history and sociology, Shoreline Community College. He has published articles with the Centre for Rupert's Land Studies and Michigan State University Press. ... Read more


7. Hunters at the Margin: Native People and Wildlife Conservation in the Northwest Territories (Nature/History/Society)
by John Sandlos
Hardcover: 333 Pages (2007-05-31)
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In the late nineteenth century, to the alarm of government conservationists, the North American plains bison population collapsed. Yet large herds of other big game animals still roamed the Northwest Territories, and Aboriginal people depended on them for food and clothing.

Hunters at the Margin examines the conflict in the Northwest Territories between Native hunters and conservationists over three big game species: the wood bison, the muskox, and the caribou. John Sandlos argues that the introduction of game regulations, national parks, and game sanctuaries was central to the assertion of state authority over the traditional hunting cultures of the Dene and Inuit. His archival research undermines the assumption that conservationists were motivated solely by enlightened preservationism, revealing instead that commercial interests were integral to wildlife management in Canada.

Hunters at the Margin draws on themes from Canadian, environmental, and ecological history, Northern studies, and Native studies to illuminate the intersection between the discourse of wildlife conservation and the expansion of state power in northern Canada. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Interview with the Author: John Sandlos on Canadian Environmental History Podcast
I read Sandlos' well-researched, award-winning book a couple of months ago in preparation for his interview on Nature's Past, the Canadian environmental history podcast. Hunters at the Margin is a major contribution to the field of Canadian environmental history and studies of the Canadian North. I would highly recommend that any scholars interested in these fields pick up a copy of this book. I would also suggest that readers with a general interest in Canadian history take a look as well. Sandlos writes in an accessible and engaging manner. His diverse range of primary sources and compelling narrative style make this a very rich and enlivening history. Readers will find his arguments unique and persuasive.

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8. Tour of the American Lakes, and Among the Indians of the North-West Territory, in 1830 (2)
by Calvin Colton
Paperback: 162 Pages (2009-12-16)
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Volume: 2General Books publication date: 2009Original publication date: 1833Original Publisher: F. Westley and A. H. DavisSubjects: Cherokee IndiansIndians of North AmericaGreat LakesGreat Lakes (North America)History / Native AmericanHistory / North AmericaJuvenile Nonfiction / People ... Read more


9. Tour Of The American Lakes And Among The Indians Of The Northwest Territory Disclosing The Character And Prospects Of The Indian Race 1833
by Calvin Colton
Paperback: 744 Pages (2005-05-17)
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Disclosing The Character And Prospects Of The Indian Race. ... Read more


10. Unravelling the Franklin Mystery: Inuit Testimony (Mcgill-Queen's Native and Northern Series)
by David C. Woodman
 Hardcover: 408 Pages (1991-10)
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David Woodman's reconstruction of the mysterious events surrounding the tragic Franklin expedition boldly challenges standard interpretations and promises to replace them. Among the many who have tried to discover the truth behind the Franklin disaster, Woodman is the first to recognise the profound importance of the Inuit testimony and to analyse it in depth. He concludes from his investigations that the Inuit probably did visit Franklin's ships while the crew was still on board and that there were some Inuit who actually saw the sinking of one of the ships. He maintains that fewer than ten bodies were found at Starvation Cove and that the last survivors left the cove in 1851, three years after the standard account assumes them to be dead. Woodman also disputes the conclusion of Owen Beattie and John Geiger's book "Frozen" in time that lead poisoning was a major contributing cause of the disaster.Much of the Inuit testimony presented in "Unravelling the Franklin Mystery" has never before been published. The earliest Woodman quotes was recorded by Franklin searchers only nine years after the disappearance of the Franklin team.Inuit testimony provided Woodman with the pivotal clue in his re-construction of the puzzle of the Franklin disaster: 'I proceeded from the assumption that all Inuit stories concerning white men should have a discoverable factual basis ...and managed to discover a scenario which allowed use of all the native recollections, solved some troubling discrepancies in the physical evidence and led to some significant new conclusions as to the fate of the beleaguered sailors'. Whether or not one agrees with Woodman's conclusions, his account is compelling and his analysis impressive. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Unravelling the Franklin Mystery
This is an absolutely fascinating topic for Franklin buffs and Woodman has been admirably thorough in exhaustively analysing the Inuit testimony about the fate of the expedition. He has turned up some intriguing nuggets of information. For instance, one body was discovered bedecked with watch chains and jewelry, and a small scrap of paper, alluding to the crew's fate,was discovered in the clothing of another corpse.However, it tends to be very repetitively written and I also found the maps, although well drawn, were often misleading in the placement of names of physical features and insufficiently large - it was often hard to put the areas drawn into the context of a larger area, without constantly referring back to the overall map on page 4. The overwhelming impression I was left with after reading this book was the absolute impossibility of finding any written records,given that every Franklin site has been thoroughly investigated and 'looted' by nineteenth century Inuit in search of usable materials, especially wood and metal.

5-0 out of 5 stars a breakdown of primary source inuit testimony
This is a great book for obsessed Frankiln fanatics. It gives actual Inuit interviews of the time and then Mr. Goodman dies a dissection of the material explaining the truths and his hypothesis on them and leaves you the ability to do also. It is aslow read due to all the inuit names and places, so have a map and take notes. From the inuit testimony we have really the only way to piece together what happened to the Franklin Expedition and this book does give you almost a primary source as a look into the disaster that became the expedition. It is so very detailed and complete that I would surely have this as an absolute must read if you are a Franklin fan. To actually go deeper into inuit testimony you would have to find all of Hall's interviews and only Russel Potter has done so (as far as I know). Potter woull be great source of info and he needs to write on this sublect also. In cocnclusion - read this book after you read a more generalized Frankln book and you want more info. - Andrew Stella

4-0 out of 5 stars Detailed and Thorough Investigation
This book is one of the first to examine the Inuit stories, or "traditions" in detail, and it helps bring a clearer picture, in some respects to the lost Franklin Expedition.

Many of the Inuit and native stories were discounted by searcher and some historians, partly due to prejudice and because of the confused nature of them.

This is understandable;the Inuit have no real way of explaining time frames or dates, and the oral tradition of passing down stories and information does not give much of an idea as to when something happened.A storyteller can often only say whether this happened in their lifetime or not.

Charles Francis Hall's expedition, which lasted for years in the vain hope that someone from the Franklin crew were still alive did much to throw light on how much the Inuit knew about the area, and especially the presence of white explorers.He did not always take the word of those he spoke with, however and often came to conclusions that were later found to be false.

This book has put aside some of the long-held beliefs as to what happened to the expedition and how they tried to get out.It now appears that Capt. Crozier led a breakout of the remaining 105 crewmen, but that they didn't get far.

It appears some continued on in an effort to reach help, while others headed back toward King William Island.Some died on the way, while others died in other areas.A few even made it back to the Erebus and Terror, and one of those ships sailed further on, once it broke from the ice.

What the book does not do is answer a lot of questions, because still the physical evidence is not there.The Inuit appears to have destroyed most of the written records, not realizing their worth.

The scattered remains, graves, cairns and other material across the region are a sad epitaph.It does not appear anyone got out alive, despite their efforts and the rumors that Crozier might have survived.

There is still much investigation I think should be done...I'd like to see some high-tech examinations of the known areas where bones and other materials are, and I'd like to see a following of the various paths these men took to see what else can be found.Especially, I'd like to see what remains are left of the ships.

An exceptional work, though sometimes the Inuit names and the stories can get confusing.

4-0 out of 5 stars Advanced reading for Franklin mystery detectives.
David Woodman's research for this book is exciting to think about -- carefully turning the thousands of pages from journals written over a hundred years ago -- could he see the fear of frozen fingers (and more) inthe marks of thick ink?Woodman's retelling of Sir Franklin's fascinatingstory is built upon an amazing act of pinning down the oral histories fromanother culture to the pages of ours.Above all, this book pays tribute tothis wonderous art of the Inuit.And speaking of 'our' pages, my paperback edition has come unglued from its spine in just one month!Seriousreaders my wish to ante up for the hardcover.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good example of causes of controversy.
Testimony from a number of contradictory sources over what happened to the ships and men; what they were told by ancestors of their beliefs of what may have happened to the men.Much debate over the names of men who werealong on the trek.I found the degree of confusion and contradictioninteresting in light of what is factually known of Franklin's travels to bevery valuable in discounting what is "known" about his journey. While it resolves nothing for sure, it helps to explain why the degree ofconfusion among early searchers upon trying to get information from Inuits. For the true Franklin researcher, it is highly recommended. ... Read more


11. Memory, Community, And Activism: Mexican Migration And Labor in the Pacific Northwest
by Jerry Garcia, Gilberto Garcia
Paperback: 335 Pages (2005-12-30)
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12. The Northwest Coast: Or, Three Years' Residence in Washington Territory (Washington Paperbacks, Wp-62)
by James Gilchrist Swan
Paperback: 435 Pages (1992-08)
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Look for it in used-book stores
This is a facsimile edition of a really great classic work. This edition has blurry print and it's overpriced. I suggest watching for an original in used book stores or getting the whole thing free as a pdf at the Washington state historical site [...]

5-0 out of 5 stars An old book worth reading for many reasons
I suppose it is pretty silly to review a book of this age, but I loved it so much it's going on my list of books worth reviewing.

The language is wonderful and it's hard to believe that someone with such a range of interests and writing ability would be found in the ranks of the pioneers. ... Read more


13. Pike's Portage
by Morten Ashfeldt
Paperback: 328 Pages (2010-01-30)
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Pike's Portage is more than a trail from Great Slave Lake to Artillery Lake at the edge of the Barrens in the Northwest Territories. For years it was used by as an access point by Native Peoples, and as a transition point by intrepid explorers and adventurers. In the early 20th century, it was a trappers' right of passage. Today, in winter it carries hunters, and in summer only footprints of the most adventuresome canoe parties heading for the Thelon, Back, and Coppermine rivers.

The stories of the people who have struggled over Pike' Portage are many and varied. Theyinclude: sports hunters Warburton Pike and Ernest Thompson Seton, surveyors Guy Blanchet and the Tyrrell brothers, a long line of trappers like Gus A'Doust, travellers and homesteaders, explorer George Back and the eccentric John Hornby, among others.

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14. As Long As This Land Shall Last: A History of Treaty 8 and Treaty 11, 1870-1939
by Rene Fumoleau
Paperback: 558 Pages (2004-04)
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A historically accurate study that takes no sides, this book is the first complete document of Treaties 8 and 11 between the Canadian government and the Native people at the turn of the nineteenth century. On the basis of those treaties, contested in the Mackenzie Pipeline debate, white fur-traders, trappers, and corporations gave themselves privileges of ownership with no regard to the Native claim and to the promise made to the Natives that they could live and hunt there "as long as the sun rises, as long as the river flows, as long as this land shall last". Historian Rene Fumoleau has delved into church and government sources to afford a clear picture of the negotiations for the treaties beginning in 1870 and their aftermath up to 1939. With an updated introduction by Joan Barnaby, the documents discussed in the book speak for themselves, implying a host of questions with both historical relevance and enduring significance. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A welcome contribution to Native American history shelves
Now in a new edition with an afterword by Joanne Barnaby that covers signficant cultural developments since the first edition, As Long As This Land Shall Last: A History Of Treaty 8 and Treaty 11, 1870-1939 by Canadian historian Rene Fumoleau examines two specific treaties (Treaty 8 - 1899-1900 and Treaty 11 - 1921) between the Canadian government and the First Nations peoples from northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories. These treaties promised that the native peoples could live and hunt in freedom on their ancestral lands "as long as the sun rises from east to west, as long as the river flows downstream, as long as this land shall last." Black-and-white photographs and plain-terms text clearly spell out history, expectations, and conflicts. A welcome contribution to Native American history and reference shelves.

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15. Liberalism, Surveillance, and Resistance: Indigenous Communities in Western Canada, 1887-1927
by Keith D. Smith
Paperback: 256 Pages (2009-08-15)
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This book explores the application of liberalism in the period between 1877 and 1927 in southern Alberta and the British Columbia interior. In these regions at least, liberalism proved to be an exclusionary force that allowed for extraordinary measures to be employed to remove Indigenous peoples from the territories of their ancestors. The expansion of liberalism, diverse and multifaceted in construction, but undeniably debilitating in its impact on First Nations people, was facilitated, fashioned, and justified by means of disciplinary surveillance. In addition, the surveillance network (which included government officials, police officers, church representatives, ordinary settlers, and others) clearly functioned to inculcate Anglo-Canadian liberal capitalist values, structures, and interests as normal, natural, and beyond reproach. At the same time, the network operated to exclude or restructure the economic, political, social, and spiritual tenets of Indigenous cultures.

While none of this proceeded unchallenged, surveillance served as well to mitigate against, even if it could never completely neutralize, resistance. Smith provides important historical context to the current circumstances in Western Canada in which Indigenous peoples must struggle in the courts, at treaty negotiating tables, and by extralegal means to obtain justice and security for their families and communities. ... Read more


16. Beyond the Reservation: Indians, Settlers, and the Law in Washington Territory, 1853-1889
by Brad Asher
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17. Outpost: John Mcloughlin And The Far Northwest
by Dorothy Nafus Morrison
Paperback: 575 Pages (2005-01-31)
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Dr. John McLoughlin, chief factor at Fort Vancouver (1824-45) and the strongest arm of the Hudson's Bay Company in a colonial Pacific Northwest, was a man easily mythologized yet poorly known. The man now called "The Father of Oregon," was cast out first by his company and later deserted by the pioneers he had unstintingly aided.

Born in 1784 in a village near Quebec, John McLoughlin found himself between two worlds throughout his life. The son of an illiterate Catholic farmer and a well-born Protestant mother, he had just completed his training as a doctor, when an offense he gave to a British soldier made it prudent for the eighteen-year-old to leave Quebec quickly. He struck out for the fur country as a company doctor and clerk.A skilled leader, he advanced through posts in the North West Company and the Hudson's Bay Company. He came to the Pacific Northwest in 1824 with his family, where he established the HBC headquarters at Fort Vancouver. From here he monitered HBC interests from California to Alaska.

Known for his compassion and blistering temper, he kept peace, made money for the company, and defended HBC (British) interests in the region. He assisted starving, exhausted, Oregon Trail settlers, maintaining even relations with them while America and Great Britain decide the prickly question of national bounderies. In 1845, during a year of great personal tragedies, he was maneuvered out of his position by forces within the HBC through a massive business reorganization.

After leaving the company, he built a home on a land claim in Oregon City, became a citizen of the United States, and ran several businesses of his own. Yet, he was painted as a "foreigner" who had profited from the destitution of the first pioneers. A law passed by Congress in 1850 confirmed all claims except McLoughlin's and he lost his estate. Prior to his death in 1857, he said, "I might better have been shot 40 years ago than to have lived here and try to build up a family and estate in this government." ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars worthwhile
A comprehensive, well-written and -illustrated volume worth reading and having for those interested in Northwest history. A fair, somewhat admiring biography of a unique individual, both for his personality and accomplishments.

4-0 out of 5 stars First you have to care
In my former hometown of Oregon City, John McLoughlin is an unavoidable figure. He virtually founded the city, is buried there, his home is a landmark, streets, schools and businesses are named for him. There every school child knows about Fort Vancouver and the Hudson Bay Company. In the rest of the world I fear he is an obscure personage. Ms. Morrison has done extensive, (colossal?), research on McLoughlin and this is the most comprehensive biography of the man we are ever likely to see.

The book is also an excellent resource for information on the HBC and the lengths to which the company went to attempt to keep the country North of the Columbia River in the British Empire. McLoughlin is a towering figure in the history of the United States and deserves more fame and renown. His likeness even stands in Statuary Hall in the United States capitol. Unfortunately despite Morrison's best efforts he is likely to remain obscure outside of the Pacific Northwest. The story of McLoughlin and his Empire is all here...if you care.

4-0 out of 5 stars John McLoughlin is subject of new historical biography.
John McLoughlin is called -- by vote of the Oregon legislature -- "The Father of Oregon." Yet the government of the United Statesdeliberately invalidated his claim to his Oregon home.

McLoughlin helpedthe early pioneers get a foothold in the Oregon wilderness, then wasaccused of keeping them in poverty for his own enrichment.

He was acompassionate man with a violent temper. McLoughlin was loved, hated,respected, reviled. And now he is the subject of a thorough, honest andcompulsively readable biography.

In one sense, this book is an unexpectedtreasure coming from this writer, who is a respected author of history andfiction for young readers (including a work for young people aboutMcLoughlin), not a traditional writer of biographies foradults.

"Outpost: John McLoughlin and the Far Northwest" is thework of Dorothy Nafus Morrison, an accomplished historian."Outpost" is a major historical work designed for the generalreader and for historians. But it is also a natural step in her developmentas a writer. It is an astonishing tale, exceptionally well told. ... Read more


18. Notes of a Twenty-Five Years' Service in the Hudson's Bay Territory
by John M'lean
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The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Indians of North America Canada Languages; Northwest, Canadian Description and travel To 1821; Labrador (N.L.) Description and travel; Northwest, Canadian Description and travel; Qu├ębec (Province); Labrador (N.L.); Northwest, Canadian; Indians of North America; Labrador (Nfld.); ... Read more


19. Mental Territories: Mapping the Inland Empire
by Katherine G. Morrissey
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"Katherine Morrissey's approach is fresh and distinctive, the scale of the research is enormous, and the case studies and brief biographies are both engaging and instructive. Most important, this book bridges the gap that usually separates the world of social history from the world of elite intellectual history."--Patricia Nelson Limerick, University of Colorado

"A penetrating, provocative look from the inside at the creation and contestation of regionalism that will give the 'ghostly' Inland Empire new vitality and fame among readers concerned with the rich complexities of a more fully human geography."--D. W. Meinig, Syracuse University

Rarely recognized outside its boundaries today, the Pacific Northwest region known at the turn of the century as the Inland Empire included portions of the states of Washington and Idaho, as well as British Columbia. Katherine G. Morrissey traces the history of this self-proclaimed region from its origins through its heyday. In doing so, she challenges the characterization of regions as fixed places defined by their geography, economy, and demographics. Regions, she argues, are best understood as mental constructs, internally defined through conflicts and debates among different groups of people seeking to control a particular area's identity and direction. She tells the story of the Inland Empire as a complex narrative of competing perceptions and interests. ... Read more


20. The Frontier, Union, and Stephen A. Douglas
by Robert W. Johannsen
Hardcover: 311 Pages (1989-01-01)
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Asin: 0252015770
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