"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.