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Paul Kane's great Nor-West

Author: Diane F Eaton; Sheila Urbanek
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Determined to Document the lives and customs of the Native people of the Northwest before contact with white settlers changed them forever, the Canadian artist Paul Kane set out in 1845 to cross the continent 'with no companions but my portfolio and a box of paints, my gun and a stock of ammunition.' Travelling by canoe and snowshoe, on foot and on horseback via the Hudson's Bay Company fur brigade routes, he made  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Named Person: Paul Kane; Paul Kane; Paul Kane; Paul Kane; Paul Kane
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diane F Eaton; Sheila Urbanek
ISBN: 0774805382 9780774805384
OCLC Number: 33597926
Description: xviii, 158 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portrait ; 26 cm
Contents: Forward with the Lachine Brigade --
The Métis buffalo hunt --
Across the prairies to Fort Edmonton --
A winter crossing of the Rockies --
Adventuring in the Oregon Country --
Northwest to Fort Victoria --
Up the Columbia --
Over the Rockies and homeward bound.
Other Titles: Paul Kane's great North West
Paul Kane's great Northwest
Responsibility: Diane Eaton and Sheila Urbanek.

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In this beautifully designed and richly illustrated book, Diane Eaton and Sheila Urbanek re-create Paul Kane's heroic journey across Canada and bring to life the people, places, and events he  Read more...

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The book's fascinating text is wonderfully complemented by expert reproductions of many of Kane's field sketches and of the oil paintings. It helps us to understand a world now lost to us. It helps Read more...

 
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