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The mad trapper : unearthing a mystery

Author: Barbara Smith
Publisher: Surrey, B.C. : Heritage House, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Albert Johnson, the Mad Trapper of Rat River, was gunned down in February 1932, he went to his death without anyone knowing who he really was---most people believed the name "Albert Johnson" was an alias. He'd eluded a well-organized, well-equipped posse for seven weeks, surviving solely on wits and determination in the bitter cold of a Canadian Arctic winter. Some 75 years later, he was being pursued again,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gua Gua La, 1947-
Mad trapper.
Surrey, B.C. : Heritage House, ©2009
(OCoLC)298136440
Named Person: Albert Johnson; Albert Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Smith
ISBN: 9781927051924 1927051924 9781927051085 1927051088
OCLC Number: 798826240
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, maps, portraits
Contents: Introduction --
The legendary chase --
Mystery man --
A new approach to solving an old mystery --
The exhumation begins --
The mad trapper resurfaces --
Forensics in the field --
Building a profile --
Looking for a match --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Barbara Smith.

Abstract:

When Albert Johnson, the Mad Trapper of Rat River, was gunned down in February 1932, he went to his death without anyone knowing who he really was---most people believed the name "Albert Johnson" was an alias. He'd eluded a well-organized, well-equipped posse for seven weeks, surviving solely on wits and determination in the bitter cold of a Canadian Arctic winter. Some 75 years later, he was being pursued again, this time by a team of filmmakers and forensic scientists bent on determining his identity once and for all. In this age of DNA testing and leading-edge forensic techniques, would the decades-old mystery finally be solved? Myth Merchant Films' Michael Jorgensen and Carrie Gour hoped so. Armed with a television production crew and a group of top forensic scientists, they headed to Aklavik, Northwest Territories. The team exhumed Johnson's body, examined the remains and harvested samples for further testing and DNA comparison with potential kin. The results were ...

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