By Jim Blanchard

ISBN-10: 0887556655

ISBN-13: 9780887556654

A Thousand Miles of Prairie is a desirable examine Manitoba's early growth years (1880-1910) throughout the eyes and phrases of a few of the main attention-grabbing personalities of early Winnipeg. This assortment brings jointly 14 items from the 1st a long time of the Manitoba old Society, whilst its lectures have been attended via the province's political and cultural elite.
     Jim Blanchard has selected choices that supply us a bright flavor of the range of highbrow lifestyles in flip of the century Manitoba. along with writings through early historians equivalent to George Bryce and Charles Bell, he features a paper by means of the younger Ernest Thompson Seton, who writes approximately his makes an attempt to elevate prairie chickens. there's additionally an outline of the final passenger pigeons present in Manitoba. the gathering comprises energetic own reminscences, corresponding to Gilbert McMicken, Canada's first spymaster, speaking approximately foiling a Fenian raid on Winnipeg, and Archbishop Samuel Matheson, who tells approximately his boyhood adventures within the nice crimson River floods of the 1860s.

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They commence at dawn. The birds may be seen standing in ordinary attitudes until suddenly one lowers his head, spreads out his wings horizontally, but slightly dipped, and his tail perpendicularly, distends his air sacs and erects his feathers, then taking the very shortest steps, but stamping his feet so fast and hard that the sound is like that of a kettle drum, he careers about, beating the air with his wings and vibrating the tail so that it rattles loudly, uttering a sort of cribbing crow, which seems to come from the air sacs.

The prairie fires were raging in every direction far and near. Others present who knew nothing of Fenian dangers urged these as an insuperable obstacle to our getting on to-night. , etc. Lame Jack was now, however as fully determined to proceed as he at first had so strenuously objected. So we started. The team of four horses was superb. I do not think I ever saw four such handsome, well conditioned, spirited horses hitched together, not even amongst those of the four-in-hand club in London; and notwithstanding their lately finished trip of twenty miles, were proudly champing the bit and fretting for the start.

In reply he said there was a stranger with O'Donnohue who might be O'Neil, and as to the number of men he could not tell how many, but as they walked along they seemed a very considerable number, and this in connection with the state of affairs at home gave him great anxiety and uneasiness. I counselled and entreated his Lordship to return to Fort Garry with me, as doubtless his presence and influence would be all-powerful to allay the excitement and maintain peace. He said he was on mission to Quebec according to appointment and the carrying out of this duty was paramount to all other present considerations.

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