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The last buffalo hunter

Author: Norbert Welsh; Mary Weekes
Publisher: Saskatoon : Fifth House, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anecdotes from an oral account of the old North-West by a Métis hunter and trader, Norbert Welsh, who lived through the end times of the buffalo and the early white settlement of the prairies, interacted with men such as Chief Starblanket and Louis Riel, witnessed rituals like the Sun Dance and told how men travelled and lived toward the end of the 19th century in the land that became Saskatchewan.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
History
Biography Anecdotes
Biographies
Named Person: Norbert Welsh; Norbert Welsh; Norbert Welsh; Norbert Welsh
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norbert Welsh; Mary Weekes
ISBN: 189561838X 9781895618389
OCLC Number: 29910380
Notes: Originally published: New York : T. Nelson and Sons, 1939.
Description: x, 181 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. My First Buffalo Hunt --
2. My First Trading Trip --
3. Alcohol, the Staff of Trade --
4. I Find My Life Partner --
5. A Winter Hunt --
6. A Giving Away Dance --
7. A Hunter's Handicap --
8. The Blackfoot Fight the Crees --
9. Dumont's Brigade --
10. The Legend of Naheyow --
11. The Building of Fort Walsh --
12. Welsh's "Crazy Race" --
13. Building a Log Chapel --
14. My Friend, Chief Starblanket --
15. I Build a House in Style --
16. I Turn to Farming --
17. I Become a Freighter --
18. An Indian Sun Dance --
19. A Judge for a Passenger --
20. I Go Ranching --
21. I Fall Foul of Louis Riel --
22. In the Throes of a Rebellion --
23. I Find Myself under Arrest --
24. Rancher and Business Man --
25. Songs of the Buffalo Hunters.
Responsibility: Mary Weekes ; as told to her by Norbert Welsh.

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Anecdotes from an oral account of the old North-West by a Métis hunter and trader, Norbert Welsh, who lived through the end times of the buffalo and the early white settlement of the prairies, interacted with men such as Chief Starblanket and Louis Riel, witnessed rituals like the Sun Dance and told how men travelled and lived toward the end of the 19th century in the land that became Saskatchewan.

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