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A world we have lost : Saskatchewan before 1905

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  • Author: Waiser, Bill

    Sometime during the summer of 1690, in east-central Saskatchewan, Englishmen Henry Kelsey and his Indian escorts walked out of the boreal forest and into a new world -- the northern great plains of western Canada. It was a landscape never encountered before by another European. Kelsey has been lauded as "first in the west" and the "discoverer of the Canadian prairies." But these accolades overlook the simple fact that any European and later Canadian activity in what would become the future province of Saskatchewan was entirely dependent on the goodwill and cooperation of the indigenous peoples of the region. After all, Kelsey had to be taken inland. He was a passenger, not a pathfinder.

    Original Publisher: Markham, Ontario, Fifth House
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781927083390, 1927083397
    Collection(s)/Series: Saskatchewan Book Awards 2017