By H.S.M. Kemp

With formerly unpublished images, this re-creation of Northern dealer is a bright own memoir and important fundamental account of the final days of the fur exchange. Harold Kemp recounts the exercises and rhythms of that long-lost lifestyle and paints a portrait of the north as a "vast quarter of endless allure."

In palpable, frequently gripping prose, Kemp depicts lifestyles at the path in all seasons: paddling and portaging freight canoes, utilizing muzzle-loaders, operating on snowshoes to wreck trails for canines pulling toboggans, and making camp on the finish of an onerous day.

A proficient author, Kemp creates precise pictures of these he encounters, together with the Cree humans between whom he lived, whose language he spoke, whose abilities he prominent, and whose customs he respected.

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