On Canada's Frontier Sketches of History, Sport, and Adventure and of the Indians, Missionaries, Fur-traders, and Newer Settlers of Western Canada
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On Canada's Frontier Sketches of History, Sport, and Adventure and of the Indians, Missionaries, Fur-traders, and Newer Settlers of Western Canada

By Julian Ralph
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  • ON CANADA'S FRONTIER
  • Sketches
    • OF HISTORY, SPORT, AND ADVENTURE AND OF THE INDIANS, MISSIONARIES FUR-TRADERS, AND NEWER SETTLERS OF WESTERN CANADA
    • BY
  • JULIAN RALPH
    • ILLUSTRATED
    • NEW YORK HARPER & BROTHERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE 1892
      • Copyright, 1892, by Harper & Brothers.
      • All rights reserved.
    • Copyright, 1892, by Harper & Brothers.
    • All rights reserved.
    • TO
  • THE PEOPLE OF CANADA
    • THIS BOOK IS GRATEFULLY DEDICATED BY THE AUTHOR WHO, DURING MANY LONG JOURNEYS IN THE CANADIAN WEST WAS ALWAYS AND EVERYWHERE TREATED WITH AN EXTREME FRIENDLINESS TO WHICH HE HERE TESTIFIES BUT WHICH HE CANNOT EASILY RETURN IN EQUAL MEASURE
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • ON CANADA'S FRONTIER
  • I
    • TITLED PIONEERS
      • DR. RUDOLPH MEYER'S PLACE ON THE PIPESTONE
      • SETTLER'S SOD CABIN
      • WHITEWOOD, A SETTLEMENT ON THE PRAIRIE
      • INTERIOR OF SOD CABIN ON THE FRONTIER
      • PRAIRIE SOD STABLE
      • TRAINED OX TEAM
    • DR. RUDOLPH MEYER'S PLACE ON THE PIPESTONE
    • SETTLER'S SOD CABIN
    • WHITEWOOD, A SETTLEMENT ON THE PRAIRIE
    • INTERIOR OF SOD CABIN ON THE FRONTIER
    • PRAIRIE SOD STABLE
    • TRAINED OX TEAM
  • II
    • CHARTERING A NATION
      • INDIAN BOYS RUNNING A FOOT-RACE
      • INDIAN MOTHER AND BOY
      • OPENING OF THE SOLDIER CLAN DANCE
      • SKETCH IN THE SOLDIER CLAN DANCE
      • A FANTASY FROM THE PONY WAR-DANCE
      • THROWING THE SNOW SNAKE
    • INDIAN BOYS RUNNING A FOOT-RACE
    • INDIAN MOTHER AND BOY
    • OPENING OF THE SOLDIER CLAN DANCE
    • SKETCH IN THE SOLDIER CLAN DANCE
    • A FANTASY FROM THE PONY WAR-DANCE
    • THROWING THE SNOW SNAKE
  • III
    • A FAMOUS MISSIONARY
      • FATHER LACOMBE HEADING THE INDIANS
    • FATHER LACOMBE HEADING THE INDIANS
  • IV
    • ANTOINE'S MOOSE-YARD
      • THE HOTEL—LAST SIGN OF CIVILIZATION
      • "GIVE ME A LIGHT"
      • ANTOINE, FROM LIFE
      • THE PORTAGE SLEIGH ON A LUMBER ROAD
      • THE TRACK IN THE WINTER FOREST
      • PIERRE, FROM LIFE
      • ANTOINE'S CABIN
      • THE CAMP AT NIGHT
      • A MOOSE BULL FIGHT
      • ON THE MOOSE TRAIL
      • IN SIGHT OF THE GAME—"NOW SHOOT!"
      • SUCCESS
      • HUNTING THE CARIBOU—"SHOOT! SHOOT!"
    • THE HOTEL—LAST SIGN OF CIVILIZATION
    • "GIVE ME A LIGHT"
    • ANTOINE, FROM LIFE
    • THE PORTAGE SLEIGH ON A LUMBER ROAD
    • THE TRACK IN THE WINTER FOREST
    • PIERRE, FROM LIFE
    • ANTOINE'S CABIN
    • THE CAMP AT NIGHT
    • A MOOSE BULL FIGHT
    • ON THE MOOSE TRAIL
    • IN SIGHT OF THE GAME—"NOW SHOOT!"
    • SUCCESS
    • HUNTING THE CARIBOU—"SHOOT! SHOOT!"
  • V
    • BIG FISHING
      • INDIANS HAULING NETS ON LAKE NEPIGON
      • TROUT-FISHING THROUGH THE ICE
    • INDIANS HAULING NETS ON LAKE NEPIGON
    • TROUT-FISHING THROUGH THE ICE
  • VI
    • "A SKIN FOR A SKIN"
      • The motto of the Hudson Bay Fur-trading Company
      • RIVAL TRADERS RACING TO THE INDIAN CAMP
      • THE BEAR TRAP
      • HUSKIE DOGS FIGHTING
      • PAINTING THE ROBE
      • COUREUR DU BOIS
      • A FUR-TRADER IN THE COUNCIL TEPEE
      • BUFFALO MEAT FOR THE POST
      • THE INDIAN HUNTER OF 1750
      • INDIAN HUNTER HANGING DEER OUT OF THE REACH OF WOLVES
      • MAKING THE SNOW-SHOE
      • A HUDSON BAY MAN (QUARTER-BREED)
      • THE COUREUR DU BOIS AND THE SAVAGE
    • The motto of the Hudson Bay Fur-trading Company
    • RIVAL TRADERS RACING TO THE INDIAN CAMP
    • THE BEAR TRAP
    • HUSKIE DOGS FIGHTING
    • PAINTING THE ROBE
    • COUREUR DU BOIS
    • A FUR-TRADER IN THE COUNCIL TEPEE
    • BUFFALO MEAT FOR THE POST
    • THE INDIAN HUNTER OF 1750
    • INDIAN HUNTER HANGING DEER OUT OF THE REACH OF WOLVES
    • MAKING THE SNOW-SHOE
    • A HUDSON BAY MAN (QUARTER-BREED)
    • THE COUREUR DU BOIS AND THE SAVAGE
  • VII
    • "TALKING MUSQUASH"
      • Concluding the sketch of the history and work of the Hudson Bay Company
      • TALKING MUSQUASH
      • INDIAN HUNTERS MOVING CAMP
      • SETTING A MINK-TRAP
      • WOOD INDIANS COME TO TRADE
      • A VOYAGEUR OR CANOE-MAN OF GREAT SLAVE LAKE
      • IN A STIFF CURRENT
      • VOYAGEUR WITH TUMPLINE
      • VOYAGEURS IN CAMP FOR THE NIGHT
      • "HUSKIE" DOGS ON THE FROZEN HIGHWAY
      • THE FACTOR'S FANCY TOBOGGAN
      • HALT OF A YORK BOAT BRIGADE FOR THE NIGHT
    • Concluding the sketch of the history and work of the Hudson Bay Company
    • TALKING MUSQUASH
    • INDIAN HUNTERS MOVING CAMP
    • SETTING A MINK-TRAP
    • WOOD INDIANS COME TO TRADE
    • A VOYAGEUR OR CANOE-MAN OF GREAT SLAVE LAKE
    • IN A STIFF CURRENT
    • VOYAGEUR WITH TUMPLINE
    • VOYAGEURS IN CAMP FOR THE NIGHT
    • "HUSKIE" DOGS ON THE FROZEN HIGHWAY
    • THE FACTOR'S FANCY TOBOGGAN
    • HALT OF A YORK BOAT BRIGADE FOR THE NIGHT
  • VIII
    • CANADA'S EL DORADO
      • AN IMPRESSION OF SHUSWAP LAKE, BRITISH COLOMBIA
      • THE TSCHUMMUM, OR TOOL USED IN MAKING CANOES
      • THE FIRST OF THE SALMON RUN, FRASER RIVER
      • INDIAN SALMON-FISHING IN THE THRASHER
      • GOING TO THE POTLATCH—BIG CANOE, NORTH-WEST COAST
      • THE SALMON CACHE
      • AN IDEAL OF THE COAST
      • THE POTLATCH
    • AN IMPRESSION OF SHUSWAP LAKE, BRITISH COLOMBIA
    • THE TSCHUMMUM, OR TOOL USED IN MAKING CANOES
    • THE FIRST OF THE SALMON RUN, FRASER RIVER
    • INDIAN SALMON-FISHING IN THE THRASHER
    • GOING TO THE POTLATCH—BIG CANOE, NORTH-WEST COAST
    • THE SALMON CACHE
    • AN IDEAL OF THE COAST
    • THE POTLATCH
  • IX
    • DAN DUNN'S OUTFIT
      • AN INDIAN CANOE ON THE COLUMBIA
      • "YOU'RE SETTING YOUR NERVES TO STAND IT"
      • JACK KIRKUP, THE MOUNTAIN SHERIFF
      • ENGINEER ON THE PRELIMINARY SURVEY
      • FALLING MONARCHS
      • DAN DUNN ON HIS WORKS
      • THE SUPPLY TRAIN OVER THE MOUNTAIN
      • A SKETCH ON THE WORK
      • THE MESS TENT AT NIGHT
      • "THEY GAINED ERECTNESS BY SLOW JOLTS"
    • AN INDIAN CANOE ON THE COLUMBIA
    • "YOU'RE SETTING YOUR NERVES TO STAND IT"
    • JACK KIRKUP, THE MOUNTAIN SHERIFF
    • ENGINEER ON THE PRELIMINARY SURVEY
    • FALLING MONARCHS
    • DAN DUNN ON HIS WORKS
    • THE SUPPLY TRAIN OVER THE MOUNTAIN
    • A SKETCH ON THE WORK
    • THE MESS TENT AT NIGHT
    • "THEY GAINED ERECTNESS BY SLOW JOLTS"
    • THE END
  • Interesting Works
    • of
  • Travel and Exploration.
    • Published by HARPER & BROTHERS, New York.
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