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The Great Lone Land: A Narrative of Travel and Adventure in the North-West of America William Francis Butler

The Great Lone Land: A Narrative of Travel and Adventure in the North-West of America

William Francis Butler

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ISBN : 9781589762688
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252 pages
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Sir William Butler was one of the great soldier-adventurers of the nineteenth century. Then a lieutenant, Butler accepted a commission from the Canadian government to investigate conditions in the West and to recommend steps leading to theMoreSir William Butler was one of the great soldier-adventurers of the nineteenth century. Then a lieutenant, Butler accepted a commission from the Canadian government to investigate conditions in the West and to recommend steps leading to the establishment of law prior to the expected influx of white settlers among the Indians. He made the 4,000-mile trip from Fort Garry to Rocky Mountain House-and back-during the winter of 1870-71, traveling by horse, dogsled, and foot. Soon after returning, Butler submitted this report, which is now a classic of Western Canadian history.