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The Peoples, Their Places

 Through the Mackenzie Basin: On the Trail to Peace River

Through The Mackenzie Basin Original Edition"We had begun taking depositions almost as soon as we arrived, and had a very busy time, working late and early in order to get away by the first of August. There were some interesting people here, 'Old Lizotte' and his wife in particular. He was another of the 'Ancient Mariners' who had left Lachine fifty-five years before with Governor Simpson - a man still of unshaken nerve and muscles as hard as iron. One by one these old voyageurs are passing away, and with them and their immediate successors the tradition perishes." [continue]

Reprinted from Through the Mackenzie Basin: An Account of the Signing of Treaty No. 8 and the Scrip Commission, 1899 by Charles Mair.

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