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image of A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE:  THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD.

A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE: THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD.

by Bringhurst, Robert.

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Published
2000
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9781550547955
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Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2000. 527 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Native American oral literature has often been presented, wrongly, as a sea of anonymous folktales. Here instead are the works of unforgettable individuals: the blind poet Ghandl, the crippled master myth-spinner Skaay, the cagey old historian Kilxhawgins, and other Haida authors who speak with crystal clarity… Read more
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THE GREAT MACKENZIE: IN WORD AND PHOTOGRAPH.

by Davies, Raymond Arthur.

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Published
1947
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First Edition
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Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1947. 139 pp, 8 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. A pictorial work about the Mackenzie River basin, its people, industries, institutions, shortly after the end of World War II. Contents: Foreword; The Awakening; The Gateway; The Great River; Northern Wealth; Fuel for the World; Northern Farming; Make Way for People; The Churches of the… Read more
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image of ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY.  PAPERS AND RECORDS.  VOL.VIII.

ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY. PAPERS AND RECORDS. VOL.VIII.

by 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.

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1907
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Toronto: Ontario Historical Society, 1907. 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… Read more
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ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY. PAPERS AND RECORDS. VOL. I.

by Casey, Thomas, et al.

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Published
1899
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Toronto: William Briggs, 1899. 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;… Read more
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THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813.

by Berton, Pierre.

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Published
1980
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Near Fine
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Limited First Edition, Specially Bound.
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9780771012358
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NZ$36.14

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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1980. 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… Read more
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image of THE MANITOUS:  THE SPIRITUAL WORLD OF THE OJIBWAY.

THE MANITOUS: THE SPIRITUAL WORLD OF THE OJIBWAY.

by Johnston, Basil.

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Published
1995
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Very Good-
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9781550139921
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Toronto: Key Porter, 1995. 247 pp, 8" H. B&w illustrations. "A definitive collection of the legends and spiritual teachings of the Ojibway people, taken from the oral tradition and recorded here by the world's leading native expert, 'The Manitous' is a journey to the core of the Ojibway heritage, told through the stories of warriors, lovers, thieves, and… Read more
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image of 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.

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.

by 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.

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Calgary, Alberta: Historical Society of Alberta 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;… Read more
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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.

by 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.

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Published
1964
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Good
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Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association, 1964. 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… Read more
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image of THE CHURCH IN THE FRENCH ERA: FROM COLONIZATION TO THE BRITISH CONQUEST.

THE CHURCH IN THE FRENCH ERA: FROM COLONIZATION TO THE BRITISH CONQUEST.

by Walsh, H.H. Foreword by John Webster Grant.

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Published
1966
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Very Good -
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First Edition
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Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1966. 221 pp, 9 1/2" H. Volume One of "A History of the Christian Church in Canada". Contents: Foreword; Preface; Introduction; The Great Discovery; The Religious Background of New France; The Challenge of the Aborine; The Acadian Adventure; The Huronian Experiment; The Sulpician Intrusion; The New England Incursion; The Era of Laval; The Era of… Read more
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image of THE BUFFALO PEOPLE:  PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY ON THE CANADIAN PLAINS.

THE BUFFALO PEOPLE: PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY ON THE CANADIAN PLAINS.

by Bryan, Liz.

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Published
1991
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780888642219
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Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1991. 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… Read more
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image of NORVAL MORRISSEAU:  RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF INVENTION.

NORVAL MORRISSEAU: RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF INVENTION.

by Morrisseau, Norval. Preface by Robert Houle. Essays by Donald C. Robinson and Dr. Joseph Weinstein.

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Published
2007
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Very Good
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9781552637265
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Toronto: Key Porter, 2007. 160 pp, 12 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions of Morrisseau's striking artwork. "In three essays, and the quotations that accompany the paintings, we learn about Morrisseau's approach to his work and the important historical and cultural influences that shaped his art. He tells us, in his own words, about his travels to the… Read more
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image of THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.

THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.

by Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)

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Published
1967
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First Edition
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1967. 303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on… Read more
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image of SUMMERTIMES:  IN CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF THE MUSKOKA LAKES ASSOCIATION.

SUMMERTIMES: IN CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF THE MUSKOKA LAKES ASSOCIATION.

by Reid, Ron; Gray, William M.; Peake, Sean; Pryke, Susan; King, Paul; Tatley, Richard; Mason, D.H.C.; Boyer, Barbaranne; O'Brien, Brendan; Smith, Graham; Gockel, Paul; Ross, Judy.

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Published
1994
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Near Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9781550460810
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Toronto / Erin : Stoddart/Boston Mills, 1994. 192 pp, 12 1/4"H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Enduring Land of Rock: A Natural History of Muskoka; Obajewanung: The First Peoples; David Thompson Slept Here: Muskoka's First Surveyor; In the Footsteps of the Mapmakers: Explorers and Surveyors; The Promised Land: Early Settlers; Timber!: The Lumber… Read more
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image of THE PIONEERS.  BASED ON THE SASKATCHEWAN RADIO SERIES.

THE PIONEERS. BASED ON THE SASKATCHEWAN RADIO SERIES.

by Metz, Sharon. Edited by Murray Long.

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Published
1981
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780969081708
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Regina: Crown Investments, Corporation of Saskatchewan, 1981. 93 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D. B&w illustrations. A collection of vignettes about the people and places of early Saskatchewan, including: The Great Chief Crowfoot; Sun Dance; Indians and the Eclipse; Fur Company Rivalry; Fort Whoop-Up; Smallpox; Buffalo Hunting Caravans; Banking at Goldfields; Claim Jumping; Grasshoppers; Walter Merryfield;… Read more
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image of THE FOUNDING OF CHURCHILL:  BEING THE JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JAMES KNIGHT, GOVERNOR-IN-CHIEF IN HUDSON BAY, FROM THE 14th OF JULY TO THE 13th OF SEPTEMBER, 1717.

THE FOUNDING OF CHURCHILL: BEING THE JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JAMES KNIGHT, GOVERNOR-IN-CHIEF IN HUDSON BAY, FROM THE 14th OF JULY TO THE 13th OF SEPTEMBER, 1717.

by Kenney, James F., editor. (Captain James Knight.)

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Published
1932
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Very Good
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First Edition
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Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1932. 213 pp, 7 3/4" H. Five b&w illustrations, including frontispiece (collated). Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To / Jean F. Thomas / best of helpers / from / James F. Kenney / 10 June, 1943". "The Journal of the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company's trading-post at Churchill river, now published… Read more
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HARPOON OF THE HUNTER.

by Markoosie. Foreword by James H. McNeill.

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Published
1970
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Near Fine
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Second Printing
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9780773501027
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Montreal: McGill - Queen's University Press, 1970. 81 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w illustrations. "The hero of this story, young Kamik, achieves manhood during the hunt for a wounded polar bear and his long journey home alone, after his companions have been killed. The first piece of (Inuit) fiction to be published in English describes life in… Read more
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TWO SPIRITS SOAR: THE ART OF ALLEN SAPP - THE INSPIRATION OF ALLAN GONOR.

by Kinsella, W.P.

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Published
1990
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First Edition
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9780773724273
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Toronto: Stoddart, 1990. 134 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 11 15/16" D). Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions of the artist's work and b&w photographs. "(C)elebrates the distinctive talent of the Canadian painter Allen Sapp, a Cree from Saskatchewan, and his relationship with Dr. Allan Gonor, mentor and friend. Sapp specializes in paintings depicting native… Read more
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SPIRIT QUEST and TIME OF THE THUNDERBIRD. (KAYA AND TALA ADVENTURES.)

by Silvey, Diane.

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9781550028317
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Toronto: Dundurn 58 pp, 86 pp - 2 volumes 9" H. Spirit Quest (ISBN 9781550028317 - second printing, 2009 - b&w illustrations by Joe Silvey) - "Told in the tradition of rich Coast Salish legend, Diane Silvey recounts the adventures of teenaged twins Kaya and Tala as they journey into the British Columbian wilderness confronting fish and fowl, beast… Read more
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WINNER TAKE ALL: THE TRANS-CANADA CANOE TRAIL.

by Lavender, David.

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Published
1977
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780070366787
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New York: McGraw-Hill, 1977. 363 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map. One of 'The American Trails Series'. "Hundreds of white traders operated throughout the area for 300 years. They rubbed elbows with Jesuit priests, Indians, Scottish settlers, and English adversaries. Guided by Indians, they worked out canoe routes which eventually stretched nearly 4000 miles. They… Read more
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WARPATHS: INVASIONS OF NORTH AMERICAN.

by Steele, Ian K.

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Published
1994
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Very Good+
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First Edition
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9780195082227
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New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. 282 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, plans, photographs, reproductions. "(P)rovides a sweeping history of the numerous European invasions of North America, painting a dramatic new portrait of the centuries of warfare that shook the continent. Steele's fascinating account destroys the old image of technologically advanced Europeans overrunning primitive savages. … Read more
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