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The Voyageurs (A North Woods Canoe Adventure) By Bruce Stacy
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Ben, a 13 year old boy, is invited to accompany his Uncle Jake and their French-Canadian guide on their annual canoe-camping-fishing trip into the North Woods. They fly to Duluth, Minnesota where... More > they are met by their voyageur-like guide, Mick. Mick then drives them to the fringes of civilization and they launch their canoes into the wilderness. The trip is an awakening for Ben, who overcomes his lack of self confidence while learning outdoor lore, the history of the North Woods, the voyageur culture, and solving a longstanding family mystery. This story is part educational, part history and part mystery wrapped in the magic of the northland . . .< Less
The Voyageurs (A North Woods Canoe Adventure) By Bruce Stacy
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Ben, a 13 year old boy, is invited to accompany his Uncle Jake and their French-Canadian guide on their annual canoe-camping-fishing trip into the North Woods. They fly to Duluth, Minnesota where... More > they are met by their voyageur-like guide, Mick. Mick then drives them to the fringes of civilization and they launch their canoes into the wilderness. The trip is an awakening for Ben, who overcomes his lack of self confidence while learning outdoor lore, the history of the North Woods, the voyageur culture, and solving a longstanding family mystery. This story is part educational, part history and part mystery wrapped in the magic of the northland . . .< Less
The Story of the Trapper By Agnes C. Laut
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In The Story of the Trapper there is presented for the general reader a vivid picture of an adventurous figure, which is painted with a singleness of purpose and a distinctness impossible of... More > realization in the large and detailed histories of the American fur trade and the Hudson's Bay and North-West companies, or the various special relations and journals and narratives. The author's wilderness lore and her knowledge of the life, added to her acquaintance with its literature, have borne fruit in a personification of the Western and Northern trappers who live in her pages. It is the man whom we follow not merely in the evolution of the Western fur traffic, but also in the course of his strange life in the wilds, his adventures, and the contest of his craft against the cunning of his quarry.< Less
The Cariboo Trail By Agnes C. Laut
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A Chronicle of the Gold-fields of British Columbia Excerpt Finlayson did not know exactly what to do. The fur-trader hated the miner. The miner, wherever he went, sounded the knell of fur-trading;... More > and the trapper did not like to have his game preserve overrun by fellows who scared off all animals from traps, set fire going to clear away underbrush, and owned responsibility to no authority. No doubt these men were 'argonauts' drifted up from the gold diggings of California; no doubt they were searching for new mines; but who had ever heard of gold in Vancouver Island, or in New Caledonia, as the mainland was named? If there had been gold, would not the company have found it? Finlayson probably thought the easiest way to get rid of the unwelcome visitors was to let them go on into the dangers of the wilds and then spread the news of the disappointment bound to be theirs.< Less
Heralds of Empire By Agnes C. Laut
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Being the Story of One Ramsay Stanhope, Lieutenant to Pierre Radisson in the Northern Fur Trade Excerpt "What are king-killers?" demands young Gillam. I discreetly hold my tongue; for a... More > gentleman who supped late with my uncle one night has strangely disappeared, and the rats in the attic have grown boldly loud. "What are king-killers?" asks Gillam. "Them as sent Charles I to his death," explains Jack. "They do say," he whispers fearfully, "one o' them is hid hereabouts now! The king's commission hath ordered to have hounds and Indians run him down." "Pah!" says Gillam, making little of what he had not known, "hounds are only for run-aways," this with a sneering look at odd marks round Jack's wrists. "I am no slave!" vows Jack in crestfallen tones.< Less
The River That Flows Both Ways By Michael Cooney
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This novel is based upon actual events of the 1640s in and near the Dutch village of Rensselaerswijck in the upper Hudson River Valley. Now known as Albany NY, the settlement was the center of the... More > lucrative Dutch fur trade with the neighboring Mohican and Mohawk tribes, even as they warred with each other for control of that trade. Among the historical figures encountered are Harmen and Jelisje van den Bogaert, Isaac Jogues, Arent van Corlear , Johannes Megapolensis, and Adriaen van der Donck. The story is told by a young Mohican boy in a time when European diseases and war are creating chaos in the ancient cultures of the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys. Using his intelligence and imagination, he finds acceptance among the Mohawks and a new home with the family of the adventurous and bisexual Harmen van den Bogaert. When Harmen faces execution for a crime the Dutch term unspeakable, Matouac and a young slave girl named Catharina set out to save their friend.< Less
Viking America By Gunnar Thompson
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Viking America is filled with action-packed adventures. These are true stories of the first explorers who established colonies in North America. King Arthur, Leif Ericsson, Henry Sinclair, and Prince... More > Madoc were among the gallant heroes. They beat Columbus to the New World. King Haakon IV of Norway formed the “North Norway” Trade Alliance of Welsh, Norse, and Irish Colonies in 1261. These Colonies exported huge cargoes of lumber, codfish, whale oil, and furs to Northern Europe. In 1395, pirates brought transatlantic trade to a standstill. Queen Margaret sent Henry Sinclair and the Kalmar Navy after the pirates. Vital commerce resumed in 1398. In 1588, Queen Elizabeth charted England’s course towards the British Empire by sending new settlements to Norumbega on the East Coast. The author found the Viking America Map. It reveals that English Franciscans mapped the entire Eastern Seaboard before Columbus sailed.< Less
Nicolas Forget (colour) By David Barnby
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Nicolas Forget arrived in New France in the early 1650s, and farmed for Abraham Martin, of the ‘Plains of Abraham’ fame. In February 1653 Nicolas married (whatever that meant then)... More > Abraham’s 12 year old daughter Madeleine, but he was soon off on a great adventure. In 1654 Nicolas arrived in Montreal, teaming up with Des Grosseilliers, who, with Pierre Radisson, were joint founders of the great Hudson Bay Company. That summer they set off together, travelling by land and the river systems, to the western wilderness and Great Lakes region, in search of adventure and wealth. Two years later, in 1656, being given up for lost, there was great jubilation when they returned to Quebec with 50 canoe loads of furs. Furs were the mainstay of the fragile economy, but resistance to incursion from ferocious Iroquoi tribes-people had caused a virtual halt in trading, and the colony’s future was in doubt. So their great success was viewed as the salvation of New France, at least for the immediate future.< Less
Viking America By Gunnar Thompson
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Viking America is filled with action-packed stories of the first explorers who established colonies in North America. King Arthur, Leif Ericsson, Henry Sinclair, and Prince Madoc were among those who... More > reached the New World ahead of Columbus. King Haakon IV of Norway formed the “North Norway” Alliance of colonies that exported huge cargoes of lumber, codfish, and furs to Northern Europe. In 1395, pirates brought transatlantic trade to a standstill. Queen Margaret stepped in, sending the Kalmar Navy after the pirates. Queen Elizabeth charted England’s course towards the British Empire by sending new settlements to the Colonial-Indian Territory of Norumbega. Gunnar Thompson found the Viking America Map. This authentic Venetian Map shows entire Eastern Seaboard in 1360. The book features women heroes; it is designed for easy adult reading; and it contains a full spectrum of entertaining and illuminating illustrations.< Less
I Walk My Hill By Clark P. Lovrien
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I Walk My Hill is a family story spanning five generations. Part One begins with Samuel Lovering setting out to live on his own at age 17, just before the Revolutionary War. Using real family... More > genealogy and a variety of historical research on the life and times of our ancestors through the generations, the author brings the past to life once more with this semi-fictional re-telling, at once both historically interesting and emotionally engaging. This segment of the story shows depictions of New England factory life (Mill Girls), the hunting and fur trade, farm life in Vermont and several key battles of the American Revolution. Natural hardships are overcome, unexpected losses are endured and the survivors are left putting the pieces together, looking for a reason to carry on. Though based on a real family descending from the "Lovering" namesake, this could very well be any American family and its founding descendants. Perhaps best of all, it reminds us that each family history is really an ongoing love story.< Less

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