By Will Ferguson

A wild trip via Canadian historical past, absolutely revised and updated!

This re-creation of Canadian historical past For Dummies takes readers on an exciting journey via Canadian background, from indigenous local cultures and early French and British settlements via Paul Martin's shaky minority executive. This well timed replace good points the entire most up-to-date, up to date findings in old and archeological learn. In his trademark irreverent sort, Will Ferguson celebrates Canada's double-gold in hockey on the 2002 Olympics, investigates Jean Chrétien's determination to not perform the struggle in Iraq, and dissects the hot sponsorship scandal.

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Later that year Louise bore him the first of their eleven children. The Junebys then moved to Miller’s Camp, located at the mouth of Sheep Creek (the Tatonduk River) where Willie went to work for Heinie Miller, a contractor who supplied the Yukon River steamboats with firewood (see Chapter 3). Then in the winter he would go back to hauling wood for Heinie Miller at Sheep Creek. Later on Willie moved his family to Woodchopper Creek, where there was another dredge operation. The federal government closed down the dredges at Coal Creek and Woodchopper in 1942, declaring gold mining nonessential to the war, so Willie went to Fairbanks and worked in a sawmill.

Over time, however, and especially after the discovery of gold in 1886, the missionaries stopped working in the field and instead set up missions for the Han in mining towns and eventually in the communities of Moosehide and Eagle Village. Figure 1. Reverend Vincent Sim preaching to the Han at Fort Reliance, 1883. Early on, the missionaries claimed varying success and sometimes displayed a startling impatience, considering the language and cultural differences between themselves and the Han. Vincent Sim, for example, became upset when, traveling up the Yukon in the summer of 1883, he saw a riverbank with some strange characters written on it and, asking what the characters were, was told they were to bring rain.

JonathonWood served as the Native catechist assisting Benjamin Totty, an Anglican missionary who had been recruited by Bompas and who served the community until 1926. By the 1930s Moosehide had a school, a parish hall, and houses for the priest and Native teacher. The establishment of Moosehide did not solve the problems of the Han, especially in regard to resources. From the outset, the boundaries of the reserve were in dispute over woodcutting rights. Benjamin Totty requested a survey in 1898 to clarify the issue, and in 1907 Chief Isaac requested, through Totty, an additional timber reserve located up Moosehide Creek.

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