Western Canada Reprint Series
A historic reprint series
- Bishop William Carpenter Bompas was a difficult man, cantankerous, stubborn, and more than a little eccentric. He carried on his shoulders the deep spirituality of his own faith, the assumptions of his background, and the cultural aggressiveness of the Victorian age. He was a church leader who often disagreed with his church and ignored its advice. Bompas's life in the North offers insights into the compelling forces of religion and faith. In a new Introduction, historians Wi... [READ MORE]
PaperbackCAD14.95GBP8.50USD14.95Out of printOriginally published in 1893, Thomas Bland Strange's autobiography is more entertaining than most military memoirs because Strange writes vividly and makes no effort to conceal his prejudices and eccentricities. This is one of the best sources for the history of the North West Rebellion and especially the Alberta Force Field.
PaperbackCAD9.95GBP5.50USD9.95Out of printIn this firsthand account of his missionary enterprise during a severe food shortage, the smallpox epidemic, the MZtis resistance at Fort Garry, and recurrent tribal warfare in the turbulent 1860s and1870s, McDougall chronicles what may have been the end of the innocence in the Canadian Northwest.
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- When Through the Mackenzie Basin was published in 1908, it became an immediate success as an adventure book on the unsettled regions of Northwest Canada. Many of the issues the book addresses are still topical and contentious, a century after the signing of Treaty 8. In this new edition, David Leonard's introduction puts Mair's work into its historical context, while Brian Calliou's introduction adds a First Nations perspective. Charles Mair's first-hand account of the siging... [READ MORE]