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The Resource Rainy Lake House : twilight of empire on the northern frontier, Theodore Catton

Rainy Lake House : twilight of empire on the northern frontier, Theodore Catton

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Rainy Lake House : twilight of empire on the northern frontier
Title
Rainy Lake House
Title remainder
twilight of empire on the northern frontier
Statement of responsibility
Theodore Catton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Exiles in Indian Country weaves together the biographies of three men who cast their fortunes with the Western fur trade in the first quarter of the nineteenth century. John Tanner was a 'white Indian' who was taken captive and raised by Ottawa, and lived among the Ottawa and Ojibwa for thirty years, hunting across the northern forests and plains of present-day Ontario, Manitoba, and northern Minnesota. Dr. John McLoughlin fled the law in Quebec at the age of eighteen to work for the Hudson's Bay Company in the Lake Superior region during its two decades of war with the North West Company. Major Stephen H. Long explored the northern borderlands in a time when the United States aimed to take over British-Indian trade in its new western territories. The three men met at the HBC's Rainy Lake House near the Boundary Waters in 1823 after Tanner was badly wounded while trying to take his daughters out of Indian country, to save them from being raped by the white traders. Foregrounding this incident, Theodore Catton examines the events leading up to this fateful encounter through a Rashomon-like tale about the British-American-Indian frontier. Through these three colliding vantage points, the book describes the world of the fur trade: American, British, and Indian; imperial, capital, and labor; explorer, trader, and hunter. In its competing viewpoints, Exiles in Indian Country deftly crafts one grand narrative out of three and reveals the perilous lives of the white adventurers and their Indian families who lived on the fringe--truly the hands of empire"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Catton, Theodore
Dewey number
977.6/79
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F612.R18
LC item number
C37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tanner, John
  • McLoughlin, John
  • Long, Stephen H.
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Pioneers
  • Missing children
  • Indians of North America
  • Fur trade
  • Ethnic relations
  • Rainy River Region (Minn. and Ont.)
  • North America
Label
Rainy Lake House : twilight of empire on the northern frontier, Theodore Catton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
ocn968244726
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 406 pages
Isbn
9781421422923
Lccn
2016046989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Rainy Lake House : twilight of empire on the northern frontier, Theodore Catton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
ocn968244726
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 406 pages
Isbn
9781421422923
Lccn
2016046989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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