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Narrative of the Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857

Narrative of the Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857
And of the Assinniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition of 1858
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  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108070904

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About the Authors
  • Born in Nottingham, Henry Youle Hind (1823–1908) moved to Canada in 1846. He joined the newly formed Canadian Institute in 1849 and later taught chemistry and geology at Trinity College in Toronto. In 1857–8, he made a range of observations during two expeditions to investigate underexplored areas of Canada and their agricultural and mineral potential to support future settlement. Illustrated with a number of plates based on photographs, this two-volume work first appeared in 1860. Intended for a broad readership, the narrative is regarded as a classic of nineteenth-century exploration literature, noted especially for its descriptive use of language and eye for detail. Volume 1 covers the entire Red River expedition of 1857 and the first part of the 1858 expedition through parts of the Assiniboine, Saskatchewan and other valleys. Volume 2 contains the concluding chapters on that expedition. Hind then considers the region's indigenous people before closing with geological and climatic observations.

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    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108070904
    • length: 1070 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
    • weight: 1.35kg
    • contains: 76 b/w illus. 22 colour illus. 8 maps
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Part I. The Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition:
    1. Toronto to Fort William
    2. The Kaministiquia route
    3. The Height of Land to Rainy Lake
    4. Rainy Lake to the source of the Winnipeg river
    5. The Winnipeg river
    6. Red River settlements
    7. The west and east banks of Red River
    8. Brief history of the colony
    9. The missions at Red River
    10. Education in the settlement
    11. Sketch of the country west of Red River
    12. The journey to Canada via St Paul
    Part II. The Assinniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition:
    13. Fort Garry to the boundary line
    14. From the boundary line to the Qu'appelle lakes via Fort Ellice
    15. The Qu'appelle valley
    16. Sand Hill Lake to the south branch of the Saskatchewan
    17. From the Qu'appelle mission to Fort Ellice
    18. From the elbow of the south branch of the Saskatchewan to the Nepowewin mission of the main Saskatchewan
    19. From the Nepowewin mission across the country to Fort Ellice
    20. The Qu'apelle valley
    21. From Fort A la Corne, down the Saskatchewan
    22. From the grand rapids of the Saskatchewan to the Red River settlements. Volume 2:
    23. Lake Winnipeg
    24. The mouth of the Little Saskatchewan
    25. From Winnipego-Sis Lake to the summit of the Riding Mountain
    26. Manitobah House
    27. Winter journey with dogs from Fort Garry to Crow Wing
    28. Indian wealth
    29. Indian customs and superstitions
    30. Indian population of British America
    31. Indian title to Red River
    32. Missionary labour and its results
    33. The Hudson's Bay Company
    34. The communication between Canada and Red River
    35. The communication between Red River and the Pacific
    36. Surface geology
    37. The Laurentian and Huronian series
    38. The Silurian and Devonian series
    39. The Carboniferous series
    40. The Cretaceous series
    41. Climate of the Laurentides and the prairies
    42. The locusts and the floods

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    Henry Youle Hind

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