Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada Volume 32, No. 13

Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada Volume 32, No. 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...village, which occupies a narrow bench near the confluence of the stream of the same name with the Stikine river, is a small village which used to be visited at frequent intervals by the neighbouring Indian tribes, who, on these occasions, bropght down furs and (lilierent articles of their own manufacture, receiving in exchange fire-arms, ammunition, traps, fishing nets, and other articles. Having had constant intercourse with the whites since the gold excitemtnt of 1865, they have adopted many of their ways, dressing like them, and living in comfortable houses. They can be trusted to a certain extent; and it is not unusual when travelling in this country to meet large pack-trains in charge of Indian packers only. During the winter time. when the white population has returned to civilization, the village is ne irly deserted; but at the opening of navigation, when communications are restored with the outer world, and the miners begin to arrive on their way to their various mining camps of the Cassiar district, it becomes a place full of life. It possesses two stores where supplies of every description can be procured at a' reasonable price. It was up to last year the distributing point for the Cassiar district, where placer mining is still being extensively carried on. Should the Slikine-Teslin route be opened, it will give a new impetus to the place, which will no doubt become an important centre unless Glenora, some twelve miles further down the river, is adopted as the terminus of theline. TELEGRAPH CREEK T0 EGNELLE POST. While waiting to complete my outfit I made a thorough examination of the country between Telegraph creek and the Tahltan river. At first the country in the vicinity of the Stikine river was examined by following...show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 630g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123696599X
  • 9781236965998