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Europeans, on their arrival in the West, saw the buffalo as dull, sulky, and of no benefit except to the Indians. Early governments believed the huge, free-ranging herds were an impediment to enforcement of newly signed treaties. Enterprising pioneers recognized…

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Alberta icon Grant MacEwan draws from his broad knowledge as an agriculturalist and his vast life experience to tell us &quotwhat every Canadian should know about water&#46&quot These reflections are his love letters to water&#46

Heavy Horses

by Grant Macewan

|September 27, 2001

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Valued for their towering stature, strength, and endurance, the draft horse played an essential role in the building of Canada. They were the main source of power on early farms, able to do the heavy work that has since fallen to their mechanical replacement, the…

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Long considered the dean of prairie history, Grant MacEwan more than any other writer has explored the colourful personalities and important issues that give the Canadian prairies their unique character.Grant McEwan's Fifty Mighty Men is a compelling collection…

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Celebrating our relationship with horses over the centuries - on the farm, in livery stables, wars, racetracks, showings, and as trusted companions

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August 12, 2002 would have marked the 100th birthday of one of Western Canada's most beloved, exemplary, idiosyncratic and admired citizens, the Hon. J.W. Grant MacEwan. A Century of Grant MacEwan: Selected Writings is published to mark the centenary of the…

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Here is a bonanza of fascinating facts and human-interest anecdotes about thirty-seven remarkable horses all shaped into affectionate and appealing short stories. There is something here to please every taste: thoroughbreds, Clydesdales, Arabians, jumpers,…

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In this lighthearted and charming collection of stories, popular historian Grant MacEwan captures the homespun humour, the outrageous antics, and the colourful characters that brought laughter and joy into the often difficult lives of the early pioneers. Among…

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Mighty Women profiles thirty-two women pioneers who made their mark on western Canada: feisty Mother Fulham, Calgary's indomitable keeper of pigs; Emily Carr, the great artist and writer; and Marie-Anne Lagimodiere, a grandmother of Louis Riel and a courageous…

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August 12, 2002 would have marked the 100th birthday of one of Western Canada's most beloved, exemplary, idiosyncratic and admired citizens, the Hon. J.W. Grant MacEwan. A Century of Grant MacEwan: Selected Writings is published to mark the centenary of the…

Sodbusters

by Grant Macewan

|August 30, 2000

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Farming on the Canadian frontier took a special kind of determination and adaptability. Originally published in 1948, The Sodbusters is a lively collection of stories about the first settlers to tackle the rough, unbroken land, and the wide variety of…