THE FUR TRADE IN RUPERT'S LAND: OPENING UP THE CANADIAN NORTHWEST
Volume 20 Number 4
This is the story of the Hudson's Bay Company from its founding in 1670 as a Royal Charter grant to its sale in 1863 and the eventual incorporation into Canada of the original land grant, in 1870. Along the way, we meet Radisson, David Thompson, Louis Riel and a host of Métis, coureurs de bois and native peoples. We see the settling of Manitoba and the extinction of the buffalo. Above all, we experience one part of the building of Canada.
This book is filled with drawings, maps and photographs that enhance Colin Duquemin's rather sparse text. In addition, each of the nine chapters is followed by a number of questions designed to encourage the reader to study further.
Duquemin closes this book with a comment that the events that took place in Rupert's Land are "best seen in the imagination." The book provides its readers with enough incentive to open a window into their imagination.
Marsha Kaiserman is a conference cataloguer at the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information in Ottawa, Ontario.
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