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The Resource The banker and the Blackfoot : a story of friendship and the forgotten promise of Canada, 1885-1905, J. Edward Chamberlin

The banker and the Blackfoot : a story of friendship and the forgotten promise of Canada, 1885-1905, J. Edward Chamberlin

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The banker and the Blackfoot : a story of friendship and the forgotten promise of Canada, 1885-1905
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The banker and the Blackfoot
Title remainder
a story of friendship and the forgotten promise of Canada, 1885-1905
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J. Edward Chamberlin
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eng
Summary
"From one of our most beloved, respected writers on Canada's past: a visionary yet rip-roaringly entertaining tale of the last years of the Canadian West. In 1885 in what we now call Canada, two significant things happened: the last spike was driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway and Louis Riel, Metis leader, was executed for treason. Today, these events are seen as defining the early development of the "Dominion"--and indeed they were signs that Canada was beginning its settlement of First Nations territory, forever altering the Canadian West. But before the deep forests and dry plains of the Northwest Territories became metropolitan backyards, who lived in these far-off hinterlands? This is the story of Fort MacLeod, a small town nestled in the foothills of modern-day Alberta at the heart of Blackfoot territory in the two decades leading up to the creation of Alberta and Saskatchewan. It is a tale of the remarkable, colourful individuals who made their homes there--First Nation and Metis, rancher and settler--and the short period of constructive peace they created. Individuals like John Cowdry, Fort MacLeod's first mayor and hero of its first bank robbery; or Crop Eared Wolf, the legendary Kainai (Blood) warrior and mastermind of some of the greatest horse heists on the northern plains; or Jerry Potts, plainsman, guide and idiosyncratic interpreter for the Northwest Mounted Police who straddled the worlds of the white settlers and his Blackfoot heritage. This curious and contradictory community was home to roundups and polo matches, tea dances and sun dances, bibles and medicine bundles, where one could hear Blackfoot drums, read the latest news journals from London, and get a drink at the local hotel where you might meet Francis Dickens, son of the novelist, or Henry Longabaugh, better known as the Sundance Kid, at the bar. This is a never-before-told story of Canada, not only what it was, but, as Chamberlin shows, also what it could be."--
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1943-
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Chamberlin, J. Edward
Dewey number
971.2/02
Index
index present
LC call number
F1060.9
LC item number
C53 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Canada, Western
  • Canada, Western
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • Canada, Western
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The banker and the Blackfoot : a story of friendship and the forgotten promise of Canada, 1885-1905, J. Edward Chamberlin
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn943564088
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9780345810038
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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remote
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374F92DB-EB50-4133-A60E-E9F88B0DFAAB
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(OCoLC)943564088
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The banker and the Blackfoot : a story of friendship and the forgotten promise of Canada, 1885-1905, J. Edward Chamberlin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn943564088
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780345810038
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
374F92DB-EB50-4133-A60E-E9F88B0DFAAB
System control number
(OCoLC)943564088
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