The Wild Frontier: More Tales from the Remarkable Past

April 8, 2021
The Wild Frontier: More Tales from the Remarkable Past

Canada's wild frontier — a land unsettled and unknown, a land ofappalling obstacles and haunting beauty — comes to life throughseven remarkable individuals, including John Jewitt, the youngBritish seaman who became a slave to the Nootka Indians; Dr.Wilfred Grenfell, the eccentric missionary; Sam Steele, the mostfamous of all Mounted Policemen; and Isaac Jorges, the 17th-centurypriest who courted martyrdom. Many of the stories of these figuresread like the wildest of fiction: Cariboo Cameron, who, afterstriking it rich in B.C., pickled his wife's body in alcohol andgave her three funerals; Mina Hubbard, the young widow who trekkedacross the unexplored heart of Labrador as an act of revenge; andAlmighty Voice, the renegade Cree, who was the key figure in thelast battle between white men and Aboriginals in North America.Spanning more than two centuries and four thousand miles, thisbook demonstrates how our frontier resembles no other and how forbetter and for worse it has shaped our distinctive sense ofCanada.