Prairie Warships: River Navigation In The Northwest Rebellion

April 26, 2007|
Prairie Warships: River Navigation In The Northwest Rebellion by Gordon E. Tolton
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The story of the Northwest Rebellion is synonymous with Métis leader Louis Riel, whose allies joined together in 1885 to face the military forces of the Canadian government, engaging in a civil war on the Canadian Prairies. A lesser-known element of the story is the gripping tale of river warfare along the banks of rivers in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba.

In Prairie Warships: River Navigation in the Northwest Rebellion, historian Gordon E. Tolton tells of the follies and triumphs of a small prairie war that was fought using steamboats, ferries and other river craft. This was an adventure experienced at water level by warriors and soldiers on all sides—European settlers, First Nations and Métis.

Richly illustrated and thoroughly researched, Prairie Warships takes readers to an era when the frontier was under siege, when prairie towns were ports of call, when a region's lifeblood depended on transport and when the mood of the river determined the fate of a nation.

Raised on a family farm near Taber, Alberta, Gordon E. Tolton is an amateur historian, re-enactor, author, and raconteur. While working in the agricultural, construction, and service industries, he volunteered for several heritage-related societies and historic sites and became immersed in history while learning the disciplines of writ...
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Title:Prairie Warships: River Navigation In The Northwest Rebellion
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:336 pages, 9.75 X 6.75 X 0.25 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 9.75 X 6.75 X 0.25 in
Published:April 26, 2007
Publisher:Heritage House Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781894974301

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