Six Years in the Canadian North-West
Toronto, Hunter-Rose and Company, 1882. Hardcover. pp. viii, 206. Small 8vo. Bound in pebbled olive-green cloth over bevelled boards. Black, gilt, and blind decoration and lettering to spine and front board. Page edges stained red. Front board bowed with some rippling to cloth, scuffing to edges, cloth frayed at corners, bookplates to front pastedown, contents clean and unmarked. Peel 900. "This book is divided into three parts, the first of which contains a history of the campaign of the North-West Mounted Police, in the year 1874, under command of Colonel French-. The second part contains the history of our sojourn in the far North-West, and gives an account of the journeys made by myself over vast plains; the first, undertaken to acquaint myself with the manners and actions of the Indians in their primeval state, and the second, in discharge of official duty, and to study further the Indian character. The third part is an account of my return journey from Fort Saskatchewan via Saskatchewan and Red River, and Lakes Winnipeg, Superior, and Huron to Sarnia, and thence by rail to Quebec. This part will be found the most interesting of the three, and also the most useful to intending settlers in the North-West as it contains geographical and agricultural information which will give an idea of the future of that region traversed by the Saskatchewan"- preface.
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Keywords: Mounted police; Canadiana; Manitoba; Indigenous; settlers; quebec; ontario; autobiography; travel