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THE CHILDREN OF AATAENTSIC I A History of the Huron People to 1660, Volume  One
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THE CHILDREN OF AATAENTSIC I A History of the Huron People to 1660, Volume One

By Trigger, Bruce G.

Montreal & London: McGill-Queen's University Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. 0773502394 . Please Note: Volume One Only, NO dustjacket. Brown cloth hardcover in very good condition. 453 pages, 1st edition. Cover has some bumping at corners, light age tanning to edges, a bit moreso to spine and minimal soiling, a little ink rubbing on spine. Flaps from missing dustjacket have been taped inside front endpages. Pages are clean and intact, with no markings, minor age tanning to page edges, very light soiling outer edge of pages. B/w illustrations. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 453 pages; Trigger's work integrates insights from archaeology, history, ethnology, linguistics, and geography. This wide knowledge allows him to show that, far from being a static prehistoric society quickly torn apart by European contact and the fur trade, almost every facet of Iroquoian culture had undergone significant change in the centuries preceding European contact. He argues convincingly that the European impact upon native cultures cannot be correctly assessed unless the nature and extent of precontact change is understood. His study not only stands Euro-American stereotypes and fictions on their heads, but forcefully and consistently interprets European and Indian actions, thoughts, and motives from the perspective of the Huron culture. The Children of Aataentsic revises widely accepted interpretations of Indian behaviour and challenges cherished myths about the actions of some celebrated Europeans during the "heroic age" of Canadian history. In a new preface, Trigger describes and evaluates contemporary controversies over the ethnohistory of eastern Canada. (1312,5-18) .

$55.00

Our Ufo Visitors, A Canadian Report

By John Magor

B. C.: Hancock House. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. 0919654703 . HC/DJ - near fine/very good. Hardcover is clean and intact, with no markings, some bumping to spine ends. Dustjacket has light edgewear, a few tiny edge tears, one closed tear across spine and light wrinkling. The author makes an important contribution to UFO investigation by telling the story of the Western Mountain region and relating it to UFO phenomena around the world..... (485noto,814) ; 8vo .

$15.50

"Gossip" (Gossip) A Spoken History of Women in the North

By Mary Crnkovich (editor)

Ottawa, Ont.: Canadian Arctic Resources Committee. Near Fine. 1990. First Edition. Softcover. 0919996442 . Excellent condition. Pages clean and unmarked. Cover has light scuffing and very light wear at corners. 289 pages. Feminist researcher, Mary Crnkovich, has assembled a varied collection of writings and reflections that not only reveal the concerns of northern women but also serve to confirm the place of women's work at the centre of northern life.... (562,0614) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 289 pages .

$18.95

Metis Lands in Manitoba

By Thomas Flanagan

Calgary: University of Calgary Press. Very Good. 1991. First Edition. Softcover. 0919813984 . Book is from the Writers Guild of Alberta library, with fairly minimal library markings (front pocket, stamp inside rear cover) in very good condition. Appears that a sticker may have been neatly removed from cover spine. Pages are clean and intact, no markings other than mentioned. Cover has some scuffing and light wear to corners, slight corner curling. "When Manitoba entered confederation in 1870, the Dominion government promised to give the Metis population a large amount of land. It is widely thought that the Metis never got this land or were cheated out of it; and in line with that view, the Manitoba Metis Federation is today suing Manitoba and Canada for compensation....." (from rear cover) (415os,0614) ; 245 pages .

$29.95

The White Line - Wood Engraving in Canada Since 1945

By G. Brender A Brandis, Danuta Kamocki

Erin, Ont.: The Porcupine's Quill. Good. 1990. First Edition. Softcover. 0889841179 . Ex-library book, but still in good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact, light soiling to outer edge of pages. Cover has light wear to edges and corners, light scuffing, age tanning to rear cover. Wood engraving in Canada since 1945. A selection of artists and images from a retrospective exhibition of the same name curated by G. Brender a Brandis, biographies prepared by Danuta Kamocki. (325os, 4-14) .

$14.95

Unfolding the Pages, Recollections of Education in the Pincher Creek Area

By Pincher Creek and District School Division #29

Pincher Creek, Alta.: Gorman & Gorman. Very Good. 1992. First Edition. Softcover. 0921835264 . Large softcover in very good condition. Pages are clean and intact, with no markings. Cover has light wear to edges, light ink rubbing to edges, tiny tears to spine ends, light creasing and a little fading to spine. B/w photos. Book was compiled to be a part of the 50th anniversary of Pincher Creek School Division No. 29, involving two years of talking to long term residents and gathering information. (439noto-11-13) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 269 pages .

$22.50

Fond Memories

By Keith R. Spencer

Edmonton: J & S Philatelic Publishers. Very Good. 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. 0920902006 . Hardcover edition - J & S Philatelic 1979. ISBN: 0920902006E. Ex-library book, but still in quite good condition - laminated cover with paper liner and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are intact and clean other than the occasional light spotting. Cover has light scuffing, small tears at some corners and a small tear to paper liner on front. Book was published on the occasion of Edmonton 's 75th anniversary as a city and this history is recorded and preserved through the medium of historical post cards, providing a pictorial record of a fondly remembered past. (485,0811) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$12.95

Law and Order - Being the Official Reports to Parliament of the Activities of the Royal North-West Mounted Police Force

By The Commissioners Of The Royal North-West Mounted Police

Coles Publishing. Good in Good dust jacket. 1973. Hardcover. Coles 1973 Hardover edition. Facsimile of the 1886-1887 originals. Ex-library book, still in quite good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages all intact, occasional light soiling to pages, light soiling outer edge of pages. Appears dustjacket was laminated twice and the original laminate was somewhat loose around edges, so this can still be noticed. Light wear at jacket corners and light scuffing to jacket, otherwise good. These illuminating reports are an invaluable source of historical information concerning the force's work in guiding the progress of civilization in the early West. (695,0211) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$14.95

The Remarkable World of Frances Barkley, 1769-1845
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The Remarkable World of Frances Barkley, 1769-1845

By Hill, Beth & Cathy Converse

TouchWood Editions. Very Good+. 2003. First Edition. Softcover. 1894898087 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages clean and intact, cover has a little scuffing and slight wear to edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; Frances Barkley was the first European woman to set foot on the west coast of Canada. She was just 17 when, in 1786, she left England to embark on an adventurous, round-the-world voyage that was to last eight years. Her husband, Captain Charles William Barkley, was a merchant trader, taking European goods on the long and dangerous trip to exotic ports in the Far East. He sailed his Imperial Eagle into the land of Chief Maquinna to trade with coastal natives and gain wealth transporting sea-otter skins across the Pacific Ocean from Vancouver Island to China. After a sheltered upbringing, Frances found herself in a wider world, helping her husband in his business, meeting strange and foreign peoples, giving birth to her children, surviving the tragedy of their deaths, and, through it all, observing her astonishing situation with wisdom and wit. Barkley Sound, Imperial Eagle Channel, and several other place names on Vancouver Island are lasting memorials of the visits of this intrepid couple. The coastal ship Frances Barkley, which today carries freight and passengers across the waters first seen by Frances over 200 years ago, is also a tribute to a young woman of openness and courage. (320noto? ) .

$5.50

The Super Roughneck, 50 Years of Canadian Oilpatch History as Reported in the Roughneck

By Thomas, Alister (compiled by)

Northern Star Communications. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. 0969790937 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages clean and intact, light scuffing to laminate. Overall wear is minimal. Profusely illustrated in b/w. In 1952, 'The Roughneck', full of fun and irreverence, set out to chronicle the Canadian oilpatch. Fifty years late, the Roughneck is still going strong. Contains the best photos, stories and jokes from 1952 to 2002. (675, 0211) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$19.95

Fallen Empires,   Lost Theatres of Edmonton 1881-1914
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Fallen Empires, Lost Theatres of Edmonton 1881-1914

By Orrell, John

Edmonton, AB: Newest Publishers. Very Good+. 2007. First Edition. Softcover. 1897126166 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition. Sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages clean and intact - overall wear is very light. ; Landmark Editions; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 174 pages; Fallen Empires—part of NeWest Press’s Landmark Edition Series—traces the development of Edmonton’ s theatre scene from its humble beginnings in meeting halls in 1881 to the flourishing theatre scene of 1914, where live drama and vaudeville acts were in high demand. Author John Orrell describes in exquisite detail the construction and appearance of these early theatres, as well as the performances which took place there, and the reaction of theatre reviewers. Fallen Empires charts the rise and fall of great theatres such as the Pantages and the second Empire Theatre, as well as lesser known ones, like Robertson Hall and Thistle Arena, which were no less key to the development of Edmonton’s arts culture. Orrell describes the fates of these early theatres, many of which were destroyed by fire or pulled down to make way for cinema houses. The only book of its kind, Fallen Empires brings Edmonton’s past theatres to life—preserving a vital part of Edmonton’s history. This new edition has an introduction by Diane Bessai, and an updated biography by Wendy Orrell. (280osl) .

$9.95

Final Voyages, Vol. II
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Final Voyages, Vol. II

By Wellman, Jim

Flanker Press. Very Good+. 2004. First Edition. Softcover. 1894463692 . Signed by author on first endpage. Ex-library book, but still in great condition. Sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages clean and intact, overall wear very light. B/w illustrations. Even despite the incredible advances in technology, fishing is still one of the most dangerous professions in the world. In this book, the author portrays the stories of some of those tragic events, along with near-death experiences that finished with happier endings. Includes "The Loss of the Annie L" by Capt. Morrissey Johnson. (320osl, 0211) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 190 pages; Signed by Author .

$11.95

Old Square-Toes and His Lady,  The Life of James and Amelia Douglas
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Old Square-Toes and His Lady, The Life of James and Amelia Douglas

By Adams, John

Horsdal & Schubart Publishers. Very Good+. 2001. First Edition. Softcover. 092066377x . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition. Sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages clean and all intact, a little soiling outer edge of pages. Overall wear is light. B/w illus. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; At the pinnacle of his career, Sir James Douglas, fur trader and colonial governor, was knighted by the order of Queen Victoria, and greatly enjoyed the pomp of his position. Considering his modest beginnings as a mixed-race baby in South America, this lofty status was remarkable. The life of Amelia, companion throughout James' long rise, saw even more suprising changes. Amelia was of mixed blood too, being part-Cree, part-Scot. She never left the northern Canadian forests until she married James, but ended up a respected lady of the Empire. Between them, James and Amelia Douglas knew everybody who was anybody in western North America. Their lives saw astonishing contrasts, from crossing North America by canoe to touring Europe by train, from Native uprisings to frantic gold rushes. They met with grief as well as glory, losing seven of their beloved children. Old Square-Toes and His Lady is a story of the adventure, heartbreak and devotion that lies at the roots of western Canada. (345noto) .

$8.95

Alberta's Oil Patch - The People, Politics & Companies
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Alberta's Oil Patch - The People, Politics & Companies

By Le Riche, Timothy

Folklore Publishing. Good. 2006. First Edition. Softcover. 189486462x . Cover has light wear at corners and a little creasing on rear. Pages clean and unmarked, however last small section of pages has light damp damage causing some wrinkling. Pages all turn freely and the damage does not affect readability. The discovery of gas and oil began an onslaught of exploration and exploitation that continues today, and its development dominates Alberta's employment, provincial revenues and culture. Read about winners and losers driven by the spirit of adventure and exploration...... (255noto) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$9.95

LAND OF THE RED SOIL  A Popular History of Prince Edward Island
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LAND OF THE RED SOIL A Popular History of Prince Edward Island

By Baldwin, Douglas

Ragweed Press / Gynergy Books. Very Good. 1998. Second Printing. Softcover. 0921556721 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Overall wear is light, pages clean and intact. B/w illus. 190 pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 192 pages; Canada's smallest province has a rich and fascinating history. Its first inhabitants, the Mi'kmaq, named this crescent-shaped island "Abegweit" (cradled in the waves) ; and the Acadian settlers, who were deported in 1758 by the British, called it Ile St. Jean". It wasn't until 1799 that is became known as Prince Edward Island. (295-osl) .

$6.00

OLD SQUARE-TOES AND HIS LADY  The Life of James and Amelia Douglas
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OLD SQUARE-TOES AND HIS LADY The Life of James and Amelia Douglas

By Adams, John

Horsdal & Schubart Publishers. Good+. 2001. First Edition. Softcover. 092066377X . Ex-library book in good condition, usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and unmarked. Cover has some scuffing and wear at corners, light corner curling. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; At the pinnacle of his career, Sir James Douglas, fur trader and colonial governor, was knighted by the order of Queen Victoria, and greatly enjoyed the pomp of his position. Considering his modest beginnings as a mixed-race baby in South America, this lofty status was remarkable. The life of Amelia, companion throughout James' long rise, saw even more suprising changes. Amelia was of mixed blood too, being part-Cree, part-Scot. She never left the northern Canadian forests until she married James, but ended up a respected lady of the Empire. Between them, James and Amelia Douglas knew everybody who was anybody in western North America. Their lives saw astonishing contrasts, from crossing North America by canoe to touring Europe by train, from Native uprisings to frantic gold rushes. They met with grief as well as glory, losing seven of their beloved children. Old Square-Toes and His Lady is a story of the adventure, heartbreak and devotion that lies at the roots of western Canada. (335-noto) .

$7.50

THE SAGA OF SNOW LAKE
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THE SAGA OF SNOW LAKE

By Heritage Society Of Snow Lake

Heritage Society of Snow Lake. Very Good. 1988. Softcover. B0037UN2ZK . 1988 reprint of circa 1970 original. Reprinted as part of the Home Coming '88 Celebrations (as per introduction by Chairman, Mr. Clair Pilgrim). Large softcover is very good, with clean, tight interior. Cover has light soiling, light age tanning and a couple small red ink markings near top. B/w illustrations. 86 pages. History of the Snow Lake, Manitoba area, complete with photos, b/w illustrations and local advertisements. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; (*lower shipping available to Canadian and overseas addresses) [265-osl] .

$18.50

SCIENTIFIC CANADIAN  Invention and Innovation from Canada's National  Research Council
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SCIENTIFIC CANADIAN Invention and Innovation from Canada's National Research Council

By Mayer, Roy

Raincoast Book Distribution. Very Good+. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 1551922665 . Ex-library book, but still in excellent condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and tight. Cover has very light wear at corners. Mayer delves into the astonishing record of scientific discoveries and engineering marvels fostered by Canada's National Research Council (NRC) . [345-osl]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 192 pages .

$10.95

THE MILK TRAIN, THE SILK TRAIN AND THE SKUNK The Story of Regina's Union  Station
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THE MILK TRAIN, THE SILK TRAIN AND THE SKUNK The Story of Regina's Union Station

By Cowan, Pamela

Saskatchewan Gaming Corp.. Very Good+. 1996. Softcover. Pages clean and unmarked. Stapled format, 36 pages. Cover has light corner wear/corner curling and a couple tiny edge tears. Illustrated. (65osl) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$9.50

LAND OF PROMISE
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LAND OF PROMISE

By Blackburn, John H.

Toronto: Macmillan. Good in Good dust jacket. 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Ex-library book with laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Jacket, attached to book, has light wear, moderate soiling and fading to spine. Interior pages are clean and tight, may be the occasional small spot or earmark, light soiling to outer edge of pages. B/w photos. Blackburn's account of pioneer farming in Alberta is typical of the experience of many prairie settlers, and is an important contribution to the history of the Canadian West. [565]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$9.50

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