Old Way North: Following the Oberholtzer-Magee Expedition by David Pelly

By David Pelly

Within the spring of 1912, Ojibwe consultant Billy Magee acquired a letter from destiny conservationist Ernest Oberholtzer asking Magee to accompany him on a trip. quickly after, the 2 headed into the Canadian Barren Lands of higher Manitoba for a five-month canoe journey that might cause them to unmapped territory and attempt either their patience and their friendship.Tracing the course of the Oberholtzer-Magee day trip, The outdated method North transports readers in the course of the heritage of this perilous desolate tract and introduces them to the mapmakers, fur investors and trappers, missionaries, and local peoples who trusted this hall for exchange and commute. via journals, ancient files, own interviews with Cree, Dene, and Inuit, and the account of a present-day canoeist, barren region and conservation author David Pelly reconstructs the various stories hidden during this land.

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