Forest, Lake and
Twenty years of frontier life in western Canada, 1842-62,
By John McDougall
Childhood - Indians - Canoes - "Old Isaiah " - Father goes to college.
Guardians - School - Trip to Nottawasaga - Journey to Alderville - Elder
Case - The Wild Colt, etc.
Move into the far north - Trip from Alderville to Garden River -
Father's work - Wide range of big steamboat - My trip to Owen Sound -
Peril in storm - In store at Penetanguishene - Isolation - First boat -
Brother David knocked down.
Move to Rama - I go to college - My chum - How I cure him - Work in
store in Orillia - Again attend college - Father receives appointment to
"Hudson's Bay" - Asks me to accompany him.
From Rama to St. Paul - Mississippi steamers - Slaves - Pilot - Race.
Across the plains - Mississippi to the Red - Pemmican - Mosquitoes -
Dogs - Hunting - Flat boat - Hostile Indians.
From Georgetown on the Red to Norway House on the Nelson - Old Fort
Garry - Governor MacTavish - York boats - Indian gamblers - Welcome by
H. B. Co. people.
New mission - The people - School - Invest in pups - Dog-driving -
Foot-ball - Beautiful aurora.
First real winter trip - Start - Extreme fatigue - Conceit all gone -
Cramps - Change - Will-power - Find myself - Am as capable as others -
Oxford House - Jackson's Bay.
Enlarging church - Winter camp - How evenings are spent - My boys -
Spring - The first goose, etc.
Opening of navigation - Sturgeon, fishing - Rafting timber - Sawing
Summer transport - Voyageurs - Norway House - The meeting place of many
brigades - Missionary work intensified.
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