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The Resource The banker and the Blackfoot : an untold story of friendship, trust, and broken promises in the Old West, J. Edward Chamberlin

The banker and the Blackfoot : an untold story of friendship, trust, and broken promises in the Old West, J. Edward Chamberlin

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The banker and the Blackfoot : an untold story of friendship, trust, and broken promises in the Old West
Title
The banker and the Blackfoot
Title remainder
an untold story of friendship, trust, and broken promises in the Old West
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J. Edward Chamberlin
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Language
eng
Summary
"From one of our most beloved, respected writers on Canada's past: a visionary yet rip-roaringly entertaining tale of the last years of the Canadian West. In 1885 in what we now call Canada, two significant things happened: the last spike was driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway and Louis Riel, Metis leader, was executed for treason. Today, these events are seen as defining the early development of the "Dominion"--And indeed they were signs that Canada was beginning its settlement of First Nations territory, forever altering the Canadian West. But before the deep forests and dry plains of the Northwest Territories became metropolitan backyards, who lived in these far-off hinterlands? This is the story of Fort MacLeod, a small town nestled in the foothills of modern-day Alberta at the heart of Blackfoot territory in the two decades leading up to the creation of Alberta and Saskatchewan. It is a tale of the remarkable, colourful individuals who made their homes there--First Nation and Metis, rancher and settler--and the short period of constructive peace they created. Individuals like John Cowdry, Fort MacLeod's first mayor and hero of its first bank robbery; or Crop Eared Wolf, the legendary Kainai (Blood) warrior and mastermind of some of the greatest horse heists on the northern plains; or Jerry Potts, plainsman, guide and idiosyncratic interpreter for the Northwest Mounted Police who straddled the worlds of the white settlers and his Blackfoot heritage. This curious and contradictory community was home to roundups and polo matches, tea dances and sun dances, bibles and medicine bundles, where one could hear Blackfoot drums, read the latest news journals from London, and get a drink at the local hotel where you might meet Francis Dickens, son of the novelist, or Henry Longabaugh, better known as the Sundance Kid, at the bar. This is a never-before-told story of Canada, not only what it was, but, as Chamberlin shows, also what it could be."--
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1943-
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Chamberlin, J. Edward
Dewey number
971.234
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Cowdry, Jack
  • Crop Eared Wolf
  • Siksika Indians
  • Fort Macleod (Alta.)
  • Canada, Western
  • Canada, Western
  • Canada
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The banker and the Blackfoot : an untold story of friendship, trust, and broken promises in the Old West, J. Edward Chamberlin
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1003727591
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781629190174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1003727591
Label
The banker and the Blackfoot : an untold story of friendship, trust, and broken promises in the Old West, J. Edward Chamberlin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1003727591
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781629190174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1003727591

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