Culturing Wilderness in Jasper National Park: Studies in Two Centuries of Human History in the Upper Athabasca River Watershed

Culturing Wilderness in Jasper National Park: Studies in Two Centuries of Human History in the Upper Athabasca River Watershed

by I.S. MacLare
     
 

Adults need playgrounds. In 1907, the Canadian government designated a vast section of the Rocky Mountains as Jasper Forest Park. Tourists now play where Native peoples once lived, fur traders toiled, and Métis families homesteaded. In Culturing Wilderness in Jasper National Park, I.S. MacLaren and eight other writers unearth the largely unrecorded past of the… See more details below

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Adults need playgrounds. In 1907, the Canadian government designated a vast section of the Rocky Mountains as Jasper Forest Park. Tourists now play where Native peoples once lived, fur traders toiled, and Métis families homesteaded. In Culturing Wilderness in Jasper National Park, I.S. MacLaren and eight other writers unearth the largely unrecorded past of the upper Athabasca River watershed, and bring to light two centuries' worth of human history, tracing the evolution of trading routes into the Rockies’ largest park. Serious history enthusiasts and those with an interest in Canada’s national parks will find a sense of connection in this long overdue study of Jasper.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780888644831
Publisher:
University of Alberta Press
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
Mountain Cairns: a Series on the History and Culture of the Canadian Rockies Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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