Book details

Publication date: June 1999
Features: B&W photos, appendices, index, map
Series: Western Canada Reprint Series
Keywords: History;Native Studies
Subject(s): HISTORY / Canada / General, History, Area Studies, Northern & Polar Studies, History / Native Studies, History;Native Studies, History, Canadian History, Indigenous Studies
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press, Edmonton & District Historical Society

Charles Mair. Mair was born at Lanark, Upper Canada, to Margaret Holmes and James Mair. He attended Queen's University but did not graduate. On leaving college, he became a journalist.[1] In Ottawa in 1868, Mair was introduced by civil servant and writer Henry Morgan to young lawyers George Denison, William Foster, and Robert Haliburton. "Together they organized the overtly nationalistic Canada First movement, which began as a small social group."[1] Mair "represented the Montreal Gazette during the first Riel Rebellion, and was imprisoned and narrowly escaped being shot by the rebels."[2] Mair was a Freemason[3] Mair "was an Officer of the Governor-General's Body Guard during the second Riel rebellion in 1885, and was later employed in the Canadian civil service in the West."[2] He died in Victoria, British Columbia.

David W. Leonard. David Leonard is an insightful historian and dedicated archivist who has played a key role in the preservation and understanding of Alberta's history. He has been particularly effective in preserving the history of Alberta's northwest Peace River Country. David was born in Fairview, Alberta on February 17, 1945 and raised in Sexsmith.

Brian Calliou. Brian Calliou became the program director for The Banff Centre's Indigenous Leadership and Management in August 2003, bringing a wealth of experience to this role. Aside from being the former associate director of the Indigenous Leadership and Management programs from 2000 to 2002, Calliou has served on a number of boards. For example, he served as the chair of the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation board, vice-president of the board of the Indigenous Bar Association, and chair of the Boyle Street Coop.

"The new edition of Through the Mackenzie Basin is a welcome addition to early Prairie literature." - Albert Braz, University of Toronto Quarterly, Winter 2001/2002, Letters in Canada, vol 71:1

ISBNs: 9780888643261 978-0-88864-326-1 Title: through the mackenzie basin