"Here we were at the treaty point at last, safe and sound, with new
interests and excitements before us; with wild man instead of wild weather
to encounter; with discords to harmonize and suspicions to allay by human
kindness, perhaps by human firmness, but mainly by the just and generous
terms proffered by Government to an isolated but highly interesting and
Reprinted from Through the Mackenzie Basin: An Account of
the Signing of Treaty No. 8 and the Scrip Commission, 1899 by Charles Mair.