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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
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Theodore Catton
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eng
Summary
"In September 1823, three men met at Rainy Lake House, a Hudson's Bay Company trading post near the Boundary Waters. Dr. John McLoughlin, the proprietor of Rainy Lake House, was in charge of the borderlands west of Lake Superior, where he was tasked with opposing the petty traders who operated out of US territory. Major Stephen H. Long, an officer in the US Army Topographical Engineers, was there on an expedition to explore the wooded borderlands west of Lake Superior and the northern prairies from the upper Mississippi to the forty-ninth parallel. John Tanner, a 'white Indian' living among the Ojibwa nation, arrived at the post in search of his missing daughters who, Tanner believed, were at risk of being raped by the white traders holding them captive at a nearby fort. Rainy Lake House weaves together the captivating stories of these three men, who cast their fortunes in different ways with the western fur trade. Drawing on their combined experiences, Theodore Catton creates a vivid depiction of the beautiful and dangerous northern frontier from a collision of vantage points: American, British, and Indian; imperial, capital, and labor; explorer, trader, and hunter"--From publisher description
Summary
In September 1823, three men met at Rainy Lake House, a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post near the Boundary Waters. Dr. John McLoughlin, the proprietor of Rainy Lake House, was in charge of the borderlands west of Lake Superior, where he was tasked with opposing the petty traders who operated out of US territory. Major Stephen H. Long, an officer in the US Army Topographical Engineers, was on an expedition to explore the wooded borderlands west of Lake Superior and the northern prairies from the upper Mississippi to the forty-ninth parallel. John Tanner, a "white Indian" living among the Ojibwa nation, arrived in search of his missing daughters, who, Tanner believed, were at risk of being raped by the white traders holding them captive at a nearby fort. Rainy Lake House weaves together the captivating stories of these men who cast their fortunes in different ways with the western fur trade
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10601725
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DLC
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Catton, Theodore
Dewey number
977.6/79
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maps
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Tanner, John
  • McLoughlin, John
  • Long, Stephen H.
  • Long, Stephen H.
  • McLoughlin, John
  • Tanner, John
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Pioneers
  • Missing children
  • Indians of North America
  • Fur trade
  • Ethnic relations
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Fur trade
  • Indians of North America
  • Missing children
  • Pioneers
  • Rainy River (Minn. and Ont.)
  • North America
  • North America
Target audience
adult
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twilight of empire on the northern frontier
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Rainy Lake House : twilight of empire on the northern frontier, Theodore Catton
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-395) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Leave-takings -- Long -- Tanner -- McLoughlin -- Long -- Tanner -- McLoughlin -- Collison
Control code
1905771
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 406 pages
Isbn
9781421422923
Lccn
2016046989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421422923
  • (OCoLC)968244726
Label
Rainy Lake House : twilight of empire on the northern frontier, Theodore Catton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-395) 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
Contents
Leave-takings -- Long -- Tanner -- McLoughlin -- Long -- Tanner -- McLoughlin -- Collison
Control code
1905771
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 406 pages
Isbn
9781421422923
Lccn
2016046989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421422923
  • (OCoLC)968244726

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