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OLD SQUARE-TOES AND HIS LADY  The Life of James and Amelia Douglas, Adams, John
1 Adams, John OLD SQUARE-TOES AND HIS LADY The Life of James and Amelia Douglas
Horsdal & Schubart Publishers 2001 092066377X / 9780920663776 First Edition Softcover Good+ 
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) 
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Old Square-Toes and His Lady,  The Life of James and Amelia Douglas, Adams, John
2 Adams, John Old Square-Toes and His Lady, The Life of James and Amelia Douglas
Horsdal & Schubart Publishers 2001 092066377x / 9780920663776 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
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) 
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THE DEWDNEY TRAIL, ROCK CREEK TO SALMO Frontier Book No. 20, Anderson, Frank W.
3 Anderson, Frank W. THE DEWDNEY TRAIL, ROCK CREEK TO SALMO Frontier Book No. 20
Aldergrove, B. C. Frontier Publishing 1969 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Frontier Book #20. Light edge and corner wear, a little sticker residue on front, light soiling. Couple earmarks seen internally. B/w photos/illus. "In the early day of British Columbia, the land lying along the American border from Rock Creek to Salmo was almost forgotten territory. With the discovery of gold, copper and silver in the boundary country, a struggle between American and Canadian influences developed - each striving to draw the trade from the area. ; 8vo; In this book, we are attempting to portray the development of the Boundary country in relation to the roles played by the Dewdney Trail and the fabulous Kettle Valley Line. " (*lower shipping available on this lighter item, osl) 
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The Rumrunners - Dodging the Law During Prohibition, Anderson, Frank W.
4 Anderson, Frank W. The Rumrunners - Dodging the Law During Prohibition
Folklore Pub 2004 1894864409 / 9781894864404 First Edition Softcover New 
Book is new and unread, no markings. 120 pages. B/w illustrations. The thirsty days of Prohibition in Alberta began at midnight on June 30, 1916, but many had been drinking so hard that the booze had long ago run out. Suddenly, the rumrunner was king, and backyard stills popped up everywhere. Even though the government introduced new laws and set up a new police force, liquor was still being made, sold and consumed by those who could outwit the law. Here is Frank W. Anderson's rollicking account of the Prohibition years. (200os) ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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LOUIS RIEL, JUSTICE MUST BE DONE, Association Of Metis and Non-Status Indians Of Saskatchewan
5 Association Of Metis and Non-Status Indians Of Saskatchewan LOUIS RIEL, JUSTICE MUST BE DONE
Manitoba Metis Federation Press 1979 0889250596 / 9780889250598 First Edition Softcover Good+ 
Ex-library book with sturdy laminated cover & usual type markings. Internal pages are clean & tight, light soiling outer edge of pages. Laminated cover has light edgewear, scuffing & tears to spine top. The purpose of this study was to bring together all revelent material, both historical and legan, about Riel and his involvement in the Red River Resistance of 1869-70 and the Northwest Uprising in 1885. There is a general consensus that Riel was dealt with unjustly by an incompetent government..... [203-osl]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 89 pages 
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NAVIGATING A NEW WORLD Canada's Global Future, Axworthy, Lloyd
6 Axworthy, Lloyd NAVIGATING A NEW WORLD Canada's Global Future
Alfred A. Knopf (Canada) 2003 0676974635 / 9780676974638 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine. Excellent condition, clean and unmarked, only very light wear overall. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; From Inside Flap: In Navigating a New World Lloyd Axworthy charts how we can become active citizens in the demanding world of the twenty-first century, to make it safer, more sustainable and more humane. Throughout he emphasizes the human story. As we meet refugees from civil war and drought, child soldiers and landmine victims, the moral imperative is clear: this is a deeply compassionate appeal to confront poverty, war and environmental disaster.... Arresting and provocative.... (750) 
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CHINOOK RIDGE 1880 - 1914, Bakken, Edna
7 Bakken, Edna CHINOOK RIDGE 1880 - 1914
Edmonton, AB Alberta Education 1979 0920794246 / 9780920794241 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
No jacket as issued. Light corner wear, light creasing. Faint school stamps onp endpaper & upper edge of pages, but no other evidence of being a library book. A part of the Alberta Heritage Learning Resources series, written for younger readers. It tells the stories of the early pioneers and their homesteading efforts, the ranchers, cowboys & immigrants and their struggles & triumphs in developing the prairies, as well the start-up of the Chinook Ridge school. . Great old b/w photos throughout. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 108 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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8 Baldwin, Douglas LAND OF THE RED SOIL A Popular History of Prince Edward Island
Ragweed Press / Gynergy Books 1998 0921556721 / 9780921556725 Second Printing Softcover Very Good 
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) 
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THE BALDWINS AND THE GREAT EXPERIMENT, Baldwin, R. M. & J.
9 Baldwin, R. M. & J. THE BALDWINS AND THE GREAT EXPERIMENT
Ontario Longmans Canada Ltd. 1969 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very nice condition. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked. Jacket has light edgewear, a little scuffing & a few tiny tears. "The Baldwins of this book are those of the first three Canadian generations of a family that sailed from Ireland to Upper Canada in 1799 and which, before the end of the following half century, had left an indelible mark on Canadian political life. The Great Experiment was the introduction of responsible government which gave to the British Empire another century of life...." [532] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
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LAND OF PROMISE, Blackburn, John H.
10 Blackburn, John H. LAND OF PROMISE
Toronto Macmillan 1970 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
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 
Price: 9.50 USD
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THE BUFFALO PEOPLE Prehistoric Archaeology on the Canadian Plains, Bryan, Liz
11 Bryan, Liz THE BUFFALO PEOPLE Prehistoric Archaeology on the Canadian Plains
University of Alberta Press 1991 0888642210 / 9780888642219 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings such as front and spine sticker. Internal pages clean and tight, a little soiling to outer edge of pages, light wear to corners of laminate on cover. Profusely illustrated in b/w & colour. 215 pages. ; 8vo; "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 primarily from the work of archaeologists sifting through the buried evidence - little bits of stone and bone and pottery, refuse heaps and firepits, ancient villages and burials, finger prints and prehistoric blood. Yet theirs is a long and triumphant story of survival, a story that is even now just beginning to be told. " [415-noto] 
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THOMPSON, A CITY AND ITS PEOPLE, Buckingham, Graham
12 Buckingham, Graham THOMPSON, A CITY AND ITS PEOPLE
Manitoba Thompson Historical, Heritage & Museum Society 1988 0889255105 / 9780889255104 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Hardcover is clean & tight, fine other than small inscription (covered by front flap) inside front cover and slight paper break at crease near spine. Otherwise unmarked. Jacket has light scuffing & light creasing of rear top, not price clipped. "...In many ways the story of Thompson from the early days of the 1950's and 60's to its place today as the 3rd largest city in Manitoba is typical of the North as a whole. It is a story of dedication, hard work and triumph over the elements. It is a story of hope & vision, of growth, decline and then growth again. Above all else, it is the story of people, working successfully together to develop a strong community..."--Steve Ashton, M. L. A. Profuse b/w photos. (*Note: due to it's heavy weight, there will be an addt'l shipping charge to most locations); 4to 11" - 13" tall; 312 pages 
Price: 30.50 USD
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"COMING CANADIANS" An Introduction to a History of Canada's Peoples, Burnet, Jean R.
13 Burnet, Jean R. "COMING CANADIANS" An Introduction to a History of Canada's Peoples
Mcclelland & Stewart 1988 0771017839 / 9780771017834 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Only light wear overall, ex-library with heavy laminated cover and usual stamps/stickers, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior pages clean & tight, no markings. B/w photos/illus. 253 pages. "Surveys the social history of immigration to and settlement in Canada, reveals the similarities of experience across the many ethnic groups who comprise Canada's cultural mosaic, and examines the enormous part these peoples have played in many facets of Canadian life. "; 8vo 
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Taking to the Road,  Early Auto Touring and Camping in Alberta, Buziak, Kelly
14 Buziak, Kelly Taking to the Road, Early Auto Touring and Camping in Alberta
Friends of Reynolds-Alberta Museum Society 1992 1895706041 / 9781895706048 First Edition Softcover Fine 
As new other than slight edgewear, clean & unmarked. Wonderful vintage photos throughout. 37 pages. "Imagine packing up your car and heading off to Banff in 1920. There were few road maps to guide you, and gas stations and repair garages were few and far between...." (160osl) ; 8vo 
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THE DEPLORABLE UNREST IN THE COLONIES, Byfield, Ted
15 Byfield, Ted THE DEPLORABLE UNREST IN THE COLONIES
Alberta Report 1983 First Edition Hardcover Fine 
Letters from the Publisher, Alberta Report Between 1979 and 1982. Nn jacket as issued. Clean & unmarked. 224 pages. Ted Byfield's often humorous take on Canadian affairs as published in the Alberta Report from 1979 - 1982. "The American columnist George Will once said that before there was Ronald Reagan there was Barry Goldwater, before there was Goldwater there was National Review, and before there was National Review there was William F. Buckley. The Canadian equivalent may go like this: before there was the Reform Party there was Alberta Report, before there was Alberta Report there was Ted Byfield. But that would not be entirely fair to Byfield who, in this collection of letters, doesn't abandon principles in exchange for popularity. " (400) ; 8vo 
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ALBERTA IN THE 20TH CENTURY, VOLUME TWO, THE BIRTH OF THE PROVINCE 1900-1910 A Journalistic History of the Province in Eleven Volumes, Byfield, Ted (editor)
16 Byfield, Ted (editor) ALBERTA IN THE 20TH CENTURY, VOLUME TWO, THE BIRTH OF THE PROVINCE 1900-1910 A Journalistic History of the Province in Eleven Volumes
United Western Communications 1992 096957181x / 9780969571810 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Volume TWO only. Very good condition. No jacket as published. Cover has some light scuffing/light scracthes but othewise minimal wear. Light soiling to one outer edge of pages and upper edge first endpage. Previous owner's name written top of title page. Pages otherwise clean and intact, light age tanning to page edges. Section Headings: The War at the End of the Century, A Province is born, The Resurgence of Edmonton, The Inurush of Settlers, The Emerging Economy, Live in a New Province and The Northern Bonanza Proves Rutherford's Ruin. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; (*Note: due to heavy weight - approx. 6 lbs wrapped, extra postage will be required) Feel free to contact us for exact shipping cost. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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OF MEN AND SEALS:  A History of the Newfoundland Seal Hunt, Candow, James E.
17 Candow, James E. OF MEN AND SEALS: A History of the Newfoundland Seal Hunt
Environment Canada 1989 0660129388 / 9780660129389 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library with sturdy laminated cover, usual stamps & stickers, light wear overall, light soiling/scuffing to laminate and outer edge of pages.. Interior pages clean & tight. B/w photos & illus. 239 pages. Description: Sealing has been part of Newfoundland since the arrival of the first native peoples. It was a major contributor to the island's economy in the 19th century and continued to have regional impact in the 20th century. Attacked by environmentalists and animal-welfare groups, today's hunt bears few traces of its former importance. Its fate tells us much about modern society's ambivalent attitude to the natural world..... (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 24.50 USD
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EDMONTON'S CATHOLIC SCHOOLS, Cashman, Tony
18 Cashman, Tony EDMONTON'S CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
Edmonton Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 7 1977 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Hardcover itself is excellent, clean and unmarked. Jacket has scuffing and some ink rubbing, edgewear and a few small edge tears. The author discusses the history of Edmonton's Catholic Schools from his personal involvement covering over 70 years. [661] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 15.95 USD
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STANDING ON NEW GROUND Women in Alberta, Alberta Nature and Culture Series, Cavanaugh, Catherine A. & Warne, Randi R. (editors)
19 Cavanaugh, Catherine A. & Warne, Randi R. (editors) STANDING ON NEW GROUND Women in Alberta, Alberta Nature and Culture Series
University of Alberta 1993 088864258x / 9780888642585 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Very nice condition, clean, tight and unmarked. Very light edge/corner wear, a little upturning to corners, price sticker on rear. B/w photos. 202 pages. Alberta women have helped shape and develop the province's landscape for generations. This book explores the activities and contributions that Alberta women have made to prairie culture...various authors contribute. (400-noto) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
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ROCKY MOUNTAIN MADNESS A Bittersweet Romance, Stories & Photos of History in the Making, Cavell, Edward and Whyte, Jon
20 Cavell, Edward and Whyte, Jon ROCKY MOUNTAIN MADNESS A Bittersweet Romance, Stories & Photos of History in the Making
Banff, AB Altitude Publishing 1982 0919381049 / 9780919381049 First Edition Softcover Good+ 
Ex-library book in good condition, laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings, a little loosening of the laminate at spine. Light edge and corner wear, a little corner curling, scuffing of laminate. Internal pages are clean, with age tanning to edges, occasional light wrinkling and a small chip from edge of last page. There's also some ink rubbing inside covers. "Welcome to a celebration of the mountain dwellers and pilgrims - the guides, packerts, wranglers and cooks, jinglers, tourists, Indians, climbers, painters, mounties, poets, bears, shopkeepers, skiers, ne'er-do-wells, romantic fools, sweethearts and a moose......who have been affected by Rocky Mountain Madness....; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Who have lived in or have visited the Rockies and Selkirks of Canada and who are herein held up to a light of their own making for our delight and enlightenment. A historical miscellany which includes accounts of occasional accomplishment, accomplished adventure, adventurous rambling, campfire tales, newspaper accounts, reminiscences and letters....A real cliffhanger!" [600] 
Price: 11.95 USD
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